12v heaters?

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  1. tommytli

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    can any 1 recommend a 12 v heater? we are setting off to disney friday and just want 1 to keep every one warm in the back whilst driving down. our m/h just has gas blow air heating so i cant run that whilst driving so can any1 tell me of a good little 12v one please.

    i have see these but cant imagine them to be very good or am i wrong?
     
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    To be honest I have never yet found a 12v heater that did any more than use electricity and nothing else.

    A typical 12v hair dryer is an example you would be better off sitting near a hot cup of tea, or just plain blowing. As the OH says they are as good as a chocolate fire-guard.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    :Cool: I agree with Dave. I have 2 of these 12 volt heaters. You get MORE heat from a 12 volt kettle and THAT is NOT saying much either. :Rofl1:
     
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    thanks guys i thought as much:thumb:
     
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    run the blown air ??
     
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    why not ?

    We run our's if it's needed.. as already said don't waste money on a 12v nail varnish dryer

    jim
     
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    is it possible when driving? wont the pilot light be blown out?
     
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    is it possible to drive with the blow air heating on gas?
     
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    Running Gas Blown Heating whilst travelling

    Hi,

    I can only say that it works fine on my Hymer and never causes any problems - not sure about legality and MUST turn off before fuelling or going on a ferry!

    Oooh but it is nice to be warm in a large box that sure defeats the cab heater.

    Best wishes to all for the forthcoming festivities.

    If it don't do good - don't do it!
     
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    I run my Eber whilst travelling if need be, ableit its not gas:Laughing:
     
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    Hi, dont know about European campers,but we run our heating in the RV when its cold when traveling.
    We also run the genny going down the road if we need extra aircon and for the locker freezer.
     
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    might give it a try then just worried about pilot light going out and getting a gas leak or summat along them lines
     
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    If you have a modern boiler you'll most probaly find it doesn't have a pilot light. It will work from a Piezo igniter when the main burner needs to come on.

    Also if it does have a pilot flame then there should be a flame failure device which will cut off the gas supply to the pilot light.

    My X2/50 has a good idea. The engine's hot water system has been extended to under the driver's seat. So when we need heating in the habitation area there is an extra fan switch on the dashboard that blows through this heater matrix and pushes the heated air to the rear.

    Works really well, we have to turn it off after 15 minutes as the dog is starting to puff and pant :Smile:
     
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    my m/h is an 08 so i might be ok, i will give it a go for a few miles then check its ok. thanks again every 1
     
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    Give your passengers blankets and regular TEA stops - far less expensive

    Heaters only make you more cold when you open your back door xxxxx


    Hope you have a safe one as heavy snow is forecast xxxxxxxxxx
     
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    DON'T OPEN THE PREVIOUS POST. I've reported it.
     
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