Electric Blankets

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by pappajohn, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,463
    Likes Received:
    16,913
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    a question for you hardy winter campers.

    do any of you use an electric blanket in the van ?

    just bought one from argos for the house and if we ever get away in winter we'll use it in the van too.
    why we didnt buy years ago is a mystery. :Doh:

    it has 2 heat settings, normal and boost with overheat protection and can be used all night but it gets too warm.
    the 'owners' manual (not very many pages...:Laughing:) says on 'normal' it will cost approx 1p for an 8hr night.

    its a real pleasure going to bed now!!!!:Wink:
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,845
    Likes Received:
    76,162
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    You soft Northern Jessie:Rofl1:
     
  3. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    7,652
    Likes Received:
    4,284
    Location:
    East London
    We used to use these when we had the flat, we didnt have central heating then just one open coal fire. Dont know what we would have done without it.


    In some cases however I was told that heated blankets can cause chillblains

    You also need to make sure you have it electrically tested every year as they can be the cause of fires.
     
  4. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,463
    Likes Received:
    16,913
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    its alright for you lot on the other side of Offa's dyke....you got sheep to keep you warm at night. :Laughing:
     
  5. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,845
    Likes Received:
    76,162
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Nah, me German Shepherd:Smile: Mind you, that Shauns quite nice:Smile:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtfb4m6xGCA[/ame]
     
  6. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    5,198
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
    [​IMG] if you keep yer troosers up lad, you wont get a draft round yer knackers!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  7. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    Had one in the RV since we first bought it ... excellent ..:thumb:
     
  8. rarin2go

    rarin2go Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    32
    Does anyone know if they do electric blankets in 12v? We are not on hook-up very often.

    Thanks
     
  9. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,463
    Likes Received:
    16,913
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    never seen one but your batteries will be flat in no time.

    i dont know the wattage of these things but if they are 100w thats over 8amps per hour at 12v.:Eek!:

    good old hot water bottles and a fleece underblacket.:thumb:
     
Loading...

Share This Page