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Old 11-05-2018, 09:00 AM   #21
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One of the problems with ceramic heaters is that if the power fails, even for just a few seconds, they don't come back on.
Huh? We have two small Pelonis ceramic heaters which do not have that problem.
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:22 PM   #22
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condensation on the inside of a rig thatís closed up, Iíd bet in less than a month places like inside closest would have mold and mildew..
If nobody is in the rig breathing or running water, there should be no condensation buildup inside the rig.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:11 PM   #23
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I have a Big Buddy propane heater sitting in front of the Electric fireplace. I drilled a hole in the slide floor and installed a 30 amp cover plastic plate which fits the hose perfectly. The hose comes out from behind the fireplace when in use. It is connected to a propane bottle sitting outside under the slide. This could be an option to the electric heater.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:19 PM   #24
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space heaters

I use a big damprid bucket all year round when I'm not in my rig, works great! Space heaters unattended are a fire hazard, never mind te moisture problems from them cycling.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:39 PM   #25
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Winter Heat

Where I live we can hit -40. I just make sure the unit is winterized and have never had an issue.
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:24 PM   #26
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We keep a Wal Mart oil type heater in our Monty over the winter. We usually keep the slides in to heat a smaller space. The electric bill is minimal. Itís on 24 hrs a day. We do not completely winterize our Monty since we might take a short 2-3 day trip when the weather is nice. I drain the water pipes and heater and leave the valves open. That way we can get back in service quicker without the antifreeze routine. Your winters may be more severe, and my method may not work for you. Thought I would mention what we do in case it might help.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:26 PM   #27
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I used to run a small electric heater in my 5ver during the winter........set about 50 degrees in temps that got down to 12 degrees sometimes. Never had a condensation problem.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:34 PM   #28
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I need a new ceramic whether you agree with me or not
I understand, you want what you want!.

We use a 1500 watt Maxi-Heat model #CH115B while camping on cold nights, works great. We have had it for years. I just did a quick google and amazon search for it and was unable to locate a new one for sale...So...best I can do is give my recommendations on what I would look for in a different brand or model when this one quits:
1. MUST have tip over kill switch (on the bottom, see pics)
2. Oscillating (selectable on/off)
3. Ceramic
4. Shorter in height = less likely to tip over AND easier to store if you choose to keep on board. Also gives more choices where to place it while in use.

I just tested my heater...it comes back on at the same setting if I un-plug it, wait 30 seconds and then plug it back in...(no worries if you lose power). This is likely due to the type of switch for off/low/high (hard select)

You could get 2 (or more) and locate them through out your camper if you buy the smaller units. (in size)
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:36 PM   #29
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One of the problems with ceramic heaters is that if the power fails, even for just a few seconds, they don't come back on.
This is not true for my heater. It comes back on no matter how long the power was out.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:40 PM   #30
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If nobody is in the rig breathing or running water, there should be no condensation buildup inside the rig.
Doesn't matter...he just wants one. What difference does it make why??? It's his $$$, his rig. All he asked for was a recommendation on WHICH heater to buy.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:07 PM   #31
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Doesn't matter...he just wants one. What difference does it make why??? It's his $$$, his rig. All he asked for was a recommendation on WHICH heater to buy.

This is pretty much what Rick Ricardo said to Lucy on one show, she still didn`t get it.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:21 PM   #32
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This is pretty much what Rick Ricardo said to Lucy on one show, she still didn`t get it.
LOL, yep....This forum has been such a great source of information for me...Most people have been extremely helpful...I try to help when I feel I have something valuable to share...This thread though seems to have gotten off to a bad start and taken a turn for the darker side...
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:42 PM   #33
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Thats enough info now all-Thx
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:39 AM   #34
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Bed Baath and Beyond has a Lasko oscillating ceramic heater for $45.00 that will go done to 60 degrees.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:49 PM   #35
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The forum just killed a long summary of my experience with electric heaters, so Here is a short version.

This puts out as much heat as taller models, but sit it on a counter because it will heat up surfaces in front of it. I have one of these, works fine.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Comfort-Z...46WM/698652563

If you want to sit it on the floor, get something like this. I have two.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lasko-530...eater/22238013

Avoid digital thermostats, power surges will kill the electronics, and they don't come back on after power outages.

EdenPure are good for heating up a room quick, but I don't think they are for continuous use. The heating elements (bulbs) cost more than my two Lascos.

The liquid filled radiators work, but they are too heavy IMHO.
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