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Old 04-07-2013, 09:45 AM   #15
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The good news is, we know everyone fits in their assigned places although all four of us in the middle trying to get to where we needed to be was fairly comical to be sure....there was way more room in there when it was just me getting it ready!
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:38 AM   #16
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If you find your cube heater, take it home and try it out right away. That way you can take it back and get another brand. First one I tried sounded like a jet taking off. Cheap is not a "good deal". I ended up with a Honeywell that I am happy with. Has a thermostat, adjustable fan, is compact, safe and quiet ( relatively speaking ).
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:42 AM   #17
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cricket---camping in the driveway will become a favourite activity for your kids....

mine loved it and the sooner they could be "sans parents", the better!
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #18
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Electric blankets or electric sleeping pads, either 12 volt or 120 VAC are great devices, they put the heat where you need it.

Generally we do not run the electric heaters at night thought we might turn our heater on around 5AM to take the room chill off.

We camped in our yards for a couple of months, practicing for the road. The price is right and the house is near for what you forgot or need.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:20 AM   #19
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While I like the even heat from oil filled electric heaters, they all are just too big for my trailer. My favorite heater is a Pelonis Ceramic Disk "Cube".

I have a 1500W-II. Like other heaters it has a thermostat, but the advantage is that it has both an automatic & manual mode. When set to manual the wattage can be varied from as low as 350W to as high as 1500W with the same dial that sets the temperature when on automatic. The fan speed varies with the wattage so if set low, it is very quiet.

When set on automatic, as the thermostat reaches its setting both the wattage & fan speed drops, so it gets very quiet, and only speeds up again if the outside temperature drops a great deal. Even at full power it is much quieter than the furnace. It also has a setting for fan only.

I don't know if they still make this model or anything similar to it - mine is dated 10/89...
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:26 AM   #20
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I have 2 small oil filled heaters, 400 and 700 watt respectively. I do not like the 1500 watt heaters, way too much electric use for a small trailer. These two came from NewAir AH-410 700 Watt Electric Oil Filled Radiator Space Heater
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:29 AM   #21
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But I got tired of the cords and went to a built in one found here
Amazon.com: Broan Model 170 Wall Heater, 500/1000 Watt 120 VAC, White Painted Grille: Home Improvement
I use the above units in the winter to keep the interior above freezing, they are safe to leave on 24/7. The built in is whisper quiet and you always have it with you!
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:32 AM   #22
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I vote for the electric blankets. They will make the beds warm and comfy so the kids will wants to stay there!

And the blanket will absorb a lot of water vapor so it won't end up on your walls.

Heaters tend to be in the way and noisy.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:39 AM   #23
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I like electric mattress pads. The nice thing is that once they warm up the bed you can turn them off and stay comfy.

I found a really nice wall heater on clearance some years back- works great in the trailer. I wish I'd bought an extra one for the house (but they were really clearance so no more.)
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #24
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But I got tired of the cords and went to a built in one found here
Amazon.com: Broan Model 170 Wall Heater, 500/1000 Watt 120 VAC, White Painted Grille: Home Improvement
I use the above units in the winter to keep the interior above freezing, they are safe to leave on 24/7. The built in is whisper quiet and you always have it with you!
jim, any pics? Sounds interesting.
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Here is the one I installed Amazon.com: Broan Model 170 Wall Heater, 500/1000 Watt 120 VAC, White Painted Grille: Home Improvement
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Here are some install pictures
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the finished project, I installed a toggle switch to allow either 500 or 1000 watts of usage as well as it's own power switch which is illuminated.
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