Calor Gas heater

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  1. durhamahoy

    durhamahoy Read Only Funster

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    Hi,
    Just had a thought (Dangerous times) was thinking of getting a calor gas heater and leaving it on at very cold moments in the motorhome, whilst no one is in it ? Thinking this may not be a very safe practice after all?
    Does anyone do something similar

    Steve
     
  2. Minxy Girl

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    Quite apart from the safety aspect, it will actually create moisture so make the interior damp! Better to use an oil filled radiator.
     
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    Might as well rip up your insurance document......they wont pay out if theres a fire.
     
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    Well that's one moment of madness passed. Damp + Fire, will just go round and turn the eberspacher on every so often.
    Thanks for the quick thought re-arrangement
     
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    That's not a bad idea, ideally you should run them every few weeks anyway to keep them 'sweet' - they are a mini-engine after all.:)
     
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    I think I can honestly say I have never heard of anything so dangerous. Apart from the chaps who were lighting a BBQ at one site we stayed at using a can of deodorant and a cigarette lighter!
     
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    Ouch
     
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    why would you man handle a Calor heater into your MH when presumably you already have one fitted?
     
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    Look on the bright side, a serious fire would dry out any damp permanently
     
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    we have a basic anti frost(greenhouse) electric heater set on setting1.5 as we are plugged onto ehu most of winter.seems to work ok with silver screens and blinds down
     
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    Bet it didn't do much for the flavour of the food either :rolleyes:
     
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    Buy a "Tube " heater.. 40 watts per foot of length.. Mount it on a board and lay it in the aisle.. You can plug it into a temperature sensing plug set at any minimum temperature you choose.. works like dream..
     
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    That sounds really interesting jenny & mitch, do you have a link to such a heater? Cheers. Terran
     
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    Oil filled, convector, tubular or fan heater.. be aware that you use at your own risk as motorhome insurance does not cover the use of a ANY unattended portable heater.
     
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