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Diamond c

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Posted: 12/27/20 06:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We got one at true value for $20 or 30. Work’s great, digital kicks on and off .perfect

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“RV wiring may not be up to 1500 watt. 750 is not often a problem but 1500 is.. the reason is the el-cheapo "uni-box" style outlets do not have enough contact area with the wires so they get hot and literally melt.”

Agreed! In my small TT 750 watts is plenty regardless.


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The oil filled models are lager and don't heat up as quick, but they give of a mice "soft" heat.

For a 30+' RV you are going to need 2 !

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As mentioned by one poster earlier, we also use a Vornado electric heater in our trailer. We have used it for quite a few years in weather down to the 30's and it keeps us comfortable.

In addition to heating a quite large area, it is very quiet, in contrast to some of the other elec heaters we have tried. The fan blows the heat out for quite a ways and does not interfere with the tv or talking etc.
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BarneyS wrote:

As mentioned by one poster earlier, we also use a Vornado electric heater in our trailer. We have used it for quite a few years in weather down to the 30's and it keeps us comfortable.

In addition to heating a quite large area, it is very quiet, in contrast to some of the other elec heaters we have tried. The fan blows the heat out for quite a ways and does not interfere with the tv or talking etc.
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We also have a 34' travel trailer and I use two ceramic heaters. I run them both on low and they do a great job. They're also small and easy to store.


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Just remember your heated underbelly is not being heated doing this. Get another one for that area for when temps plummet.


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I had fairly good luck with the Vornado and also Dyson but nothing can compete with my Cheap Heat.


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My suggestion is to get one with a digital thermostat on it. That way you can set it to a temp that you find comfortable and know to always turn it to that. I don't think there is much difference besides digital and analog thermostats... maybe one has a remote or something.

They work great inside campers. We always have two for our 32' bunkhouse camper. 1 is usually enough for most cooler nights for the whole camper. If its gonna be cold, we'll turn 2 on.


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spoon059 the problem with digital is that if the power blips at all then they default to turning off.


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