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Posted: 05/14/21 11:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The most comfortable and quiet heater are the "oil filled" style (they look a bit like an old fashioned radiator). They are not cheap and they are a bit bulky. Also they do not provide quick heat.

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The 750W was a bit warm but off was cold. A thermostat is obviously the solution. The question was just are the coil/IR safe to leave. I do with oil heater but it has no hot surfaces. Sounds like the consensus is yes as long as you dont throw a blanket over them.

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This is what we use. A three foot 1000 watt portable baseboard. It fits in the dinette under the table keeping us warm there or widthwise at the step up to the bed. the heat there tends to flow into the cabover bed area. Best thing about it is it's silent. I don't care for fan heaters when sleeping.
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This is what I recently bought Vornado 1559 BTU 750-Watt Portable Electric Fan Heater VH203 while we used it in our Class A, I bought it because it was small and uses 750/375 watts not the larger 1500 - just what we wanted for the space. The downside, sort of, is the fan runs constantly. But for the price and features it was just perfect.


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I have a heater like this one. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-mari........rtable-cabin-heater--7867500?recordNum=1 It has a thermostat, but also, different levels of heat and fan modes to customize and use just enough heat.

I also have a heating element in my Coleman AC although I prefer the little heater above.


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If You are going to buy, buy a Radiant Heater. You can sit in front of and and feel the radiant heat, plus looks
nice, like a little fire place.

I have this: Optimus H-5511 Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater. 50 bucks Amazon.

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Look for a "toe kick" unit. aka a type of baseboard heater.


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We have a Vornado . Best unit ever for our Trailer. Google it.


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I use a dual element heater. 500w and 1000w or both at 1500w.


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