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Old 08-21-2011, 10:42 PM   #15
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These are great tips. I am looking into each of them. Keep them coming if there are others.

Sorry for the lack of replies from me but tonight before I got wifi working I had to deal with a pee-facial for having forgotten to release the air pressure from our portable toilet. That was particularly unpleasant. Lesson learned!
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:04 PM   #16
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Here you go, I have one and it is perfect for our "Egg"- only 400 watts
-400 NewAir Portable Space Heater With Adjustable Temperature Control - FREE GROUND SHIPPING!
What are the approx dimensions of this 400 watt heater? So far no luck finding the size online.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:25 AM   #17
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What are the approx dimensions of this 400 watt heater? So far no luck finding the size online.
Paul I found this in the product specifications at the bottom of the link page:
Product Dimensions: 20.75" L x 2.5" W x 14.88" H
Product Weight: 12 pounds
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Paul I found this in the product specifications at the bottom of the link page:
Product Dimensions: 20.75" L x 2.5" W x 14.88" H
Product Weight: 12 pounds
It is a nice little heater, I've used mine for 3 years now in the rv, without any issues with regards the plastic feet. The feet are removable and are still being used on the heater. It sits under my dinette table and keeps everyone toasty.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:24 AM   #19
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Thanks Donna. Searching on a "smart"phone web browser just seems to make me look dumb. It's all too easy to miss stuff!

That oil heater seems to be perfect - 400 watts, quiet - however I'm concerned about the size (where to put it?) and a review saying it gets plastic-melting hot. We have 2 children with us so things get a little crowded with all the beds setup.
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Thanks Donna. Searching on a "smart"phone web browser just seems to make me look dumb. It's all too easy to miss stuff!

That oil heater seems to be perfect - 400 watts, quiet - however I'm concerned about the size (where to put it?) and a review saying it gets plastic-melting hot. We have 2 children with us so things get a little crowded.
There is a thermostat on the unit so you can turn down the heat to warm vs hot, like all heaters, keep away from children. You can put it on a table if you want, heat will rise.
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Hi: BCPaul...We found one at Can.Tire that's actually made in Canada. Quite quiet on low setting and nice on low heat and has a thermostat so it comes on/off by its self. ThermaFlo by Seabreeze. I think they only carry one model in stock CTC# 043-5813-4 slim line aprox $40.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
I will look at one of these as soon as we get back to Canada (in 2 days, after 12,000 km/7,500 miles on the road in our little Outback). Thank you!
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There is a thermostat on the unit so you can turn down the heat to warm vs hot, like all heaters, keep away from children. You can put it on a table if you want, heat will rise.
Good point re the temp setting. With the bed and the bunks setup, unfortunately, there is no table! Maybe there's still a way (jettison some kids? ;-) ) . I like the fact that it is "fanless".
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Jim, you got one for your dog? WHAT a nice guy!
Hummm....our kitty would sure like one of these....Thanks for the suggestion.


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And I have one of these for my dog, I put it under his dog bed in the winter and he loves it- less than 1 amp and 100 watts
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We have a little 200 watt ceramic heater (Lasko model 103) which is small, extremely quiet and adequate for taking the chill off in our 13 foot trailer in spring and fall.

We also have a 1500 watt ceramic heater (Pelonis HC-0103) which has two heat settings and a thermostat. It is fairly quiet.

When it is cool we have been leaving the 200 watt heater on at night, then switching to the bigger heater in the morning to bring the temperature up quickly.

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We have a little 200 watt ceramic heater (Lasko model 103) which is small, extremely quiet and adequate for taking the chill off in our 13 foot trailer in spring and fall.

We also have a 1500 watt ceramic heater (Pelonis HC-0103) which has two heat settings and a thermostat. It is fairly quiet.

When it is cool we have been leaving the 200 watt heater on at night, then switching to the bigger heater in the morning to bring the temperature up quickly.

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Sounds perfect though I don't think they make that model anymore:
http://www.laskoproducts.com/heaters/heaters.html but I will keep looking.
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Try here:

Amazon.com: "ABC Products" - Lasco ~ Electric -200 Watt - Personal Ceramic - Space Ceramic For Office or Home - Red Front Finish): Home & Garden

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Sounds perfect though I don't think they make that model anymore:
Lasko Products - Air Circulators but I will keep looking.
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The Lasko appears to have no thermostat but I like the low wattage and the small size. I have the propane "blast" furnace so I'm all set for daytime heat (although it tends to trigger the smoke alarm - what a beast).

I like it cool at night so maybe 200 watts is all I need for fall and spring camping (no snow).

So far this and the Canadian Tire ThermaFlo heater appear to be good candidates.
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Another solution.......

Although our Atwood propane heater (the smallest one) has always worked flawlessly we needed a shore-powered heater with variable output for storage, etc. There was room under one of the front seats for one, and because the unit is zero-clearance there is no problem having it extend a few inches into a storage area under the seat.

This one has a super-quiet, full width squirrel-cage type fan in viscous bearings, has 6 settings from 250w to 1500 in 250w increments. There is an LED pilot light. This particular model has no thermostat so I use what so many use, the Hunter digital thermostat from Walmart. I did have to wire in a small relay (12v to 120v), but this thermostat keeps the temperature within very close tolerances.

This unit has proven to be quiet, reliable, and very effective for us. It is really a marine unit, and I mistakenly ordered the stainless steel version and had to pay a high price for it. No regrets at this point.

The unit is called the "King Dial-A-Watt." (Model DAW 120v) and was ordered from the manufacturer, King Electric Mfg. Co. in Seattle.
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