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doxiemom11

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Posted: 12/30/20 03:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just make sure whatever you buy has a heavier duty cord. The cheaper ones usually don't and they will get hot when plugged in running because the wiring is not sufficient for the load used. We have a Honeywell with variable speed. Sometimes it's just cool and you don't need the full power , just a little to take the chill off.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

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


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rhagfo wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

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


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Plus it runs off the furnace , hard to beat cheap heat , it’s either electric or propane , your choice when using the RV furnace. When having a electric hookup , run it on electric, no need to run on propane.

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I would recommend Cheap Heat as well.

As I said RV wiring is not really up to 1500 watts less, like me, you add special outlets.

Since Heaters tend to fail at 3AM not 3pm and rarley on a day where you can get 'em on sale.. I had some spares in my RV.. Just took one used and 4 brand new in the box to the Salvation Army (Davison, MI) If you are in the area they will be cheap. (I am not interested in selling stuff like this.. But I do have some stuff I will either sell or hand to another RVer no charge. but I'm not into shipping so I'll do it via a local cork board)


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I have two problems with cheap heat.

#1 no fail over to propane heat if power goes off. I know that is not much of an issue for most--but if you live where it is truly cold (-30), it may be a serious issue.

The #2 is that even the smaller cheap heat can't be run on a 15 amp circuit. The wattage is too large. That means no mooch docking in winter time.

I do have other issues, but they are personal to me.


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pianotuna wrote:

I have two problems with cheap heat.

#1 no fail over to propane heat if power goes off. I know that is not much of an issue for most--but if you live where it is truly cold (-30), it may be a serious issue.

The #2 is that even the smaller cheap heat can't be run on a 15 amp circuit. The wattage is too large. That means no mooch docking in winter time.

I do have other issues, but they are personal to me.


It’s simply a flip of a switch. Running out of propane is a whole other animal but simply flip a switch resolves the others issue.

IMHO Boondocking is not a time for cheap heat.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

I have two problems with cheap heat.

#1 no fail over to propane heat if power goes off. I know that is not much of an issue for most--but if you live where it is truly cold (-30), it may be a serious issue.

The #2 is that even the smaller cheap heat can't be run on a 15 amp circuit. The wattage is too large. That means no mooch docking in winter time.

I do have other issues, but they are personal to me.


It’s simply a flip of a switch. Running out of propane is a whole other animal but simply flip a switch resolves the others issue.

IMHO Boondocking is not a time for cheap heat.


And if no one is "home" to flip the switch and it is -30?

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pianotuna wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

I have two problems with cheap heat.

#1 no fail over to propane heat if power goes off. I know that is not much of an issue for most--but if you live where it is truly cold (-30), it may be a serious issue.

The #2 is that even the smaller cheap heat can't be run on a 15 amp circuit. The wattage is too large. That means no mooch docking in winter time.

I do have other issues, but they are personal to me.


It’s simply a flip of a switch. Running out of propane is a whole other animal but simply flip a switch resolves the others issue.

IMHO Boondocking is not a time for cheap heat.


And if no one is "home" to flip the switch and it is -30?


Propane runs out you are screwed. Power goes out, power comes back on it still works.

Ok you don’t like it that’s fine. Own it you may like it.

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Hi Cummins,

I can already heat 100% electrically, so I have no need of the cheap (but expensive to buy) heat. And I can do it at -37 c (-34 f).

Of course, if the power goes out the propane furnace will keep my RV from freezing up for about 4 days. After that, I'd have to run the motor on my class C. Fortunately the Ford V-10 doesn't mind being idled.

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pianotuna wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

I have two problems with cheap heat.

#1 no fail over to propane heat if power goes off. I know that is not much of an issue for most--but if you live where it is truly cold (-30), it may be a serious issue.

The #2 is that even the smaller cheap heat can't be run on a 15 amp circuit. The wattage is too large. That means no mooch docking in winter time.

I do have other issues, but they are personal to me.


It’s simply a flip of a switch. Running out of propane is a whole other animal but simply flip a switch resolves the others issue.

IMHO Boondocking is not a time for cheap heat.


And if no one is "home" to flip the switch and it is -30?


Well if I was -30 I might worry about furnace not heating. It would be easy pesey to hook a 120 to 12 volt transformer and a relay in the switch wiring harness.

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