electric fan heaters

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  1. niterider

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    can anyone tell me the best fan heater to use in a 4 berth motorhome. i have a gas heater but find it noisey
    Tony
     
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    Then a fan heater is not the way to go. I've searched for tens of years to find a quiet one only to realise they don't exist.

    How about oil filled ?
     
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    Look at the dyson bladeless heater/cooler customer reviews on Amazon, expensive but does get good reviews:thumb:
     
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    A fan heater might be quiet relative to the gas heater tho' - or at least less noticeable because it's a constant background whirr rather than the assorted clicking/whooshing/variable fan speed noises that you tend to get with gas heaters. I use a Dimplex fan heater as a booster in very cold weather and hardly notice it. It's very good at providing a quick warm up. :Smile:
     
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    if you must have one
    use one with a thermostat
    at least it will be silent sometimes

    never found a quiet one when i was
    at work company used to buy them in bulk
    best price but always thermostat models
    (by the container as it was cheaper than picking them up and servicing them)
    for the vulnerable if we cut the mains gas supply off

    all the ones i gave out had thermostats on and were two kilowatt
    be carefull on site one of them and a kettle pits the electic off
    found out the hard way:Doh:

    first time out in the self build
    still use one in the swift
    parked up during travel i use the gas propex heater

    mrs t will not wild camp

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Firstly,fan heaters are very directional.
    I have been looking for one with more than 2 heat settings because on ACSI sites with only 6Amps many fan heaters are just too powerfull.
    Tonight we have put our Truma on and I must say that it is quieter and the heat is more 'spread out'

    Mike
     
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    Oil filled are silent, very effective and often have lower power settings for limited EHUs. The only issues are that they are heavy and take a long time to get started.

    Some of the quieter fan heaters are the ceramic types, which are also smaller, lighter and more inherently safe than conventional fan heaters. But there'll still be some noise.

    Also consider flat panel convectors, which are thin and easily wall mounted.
     
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    I have a fan heater as an addition to the Truma to reduce gas usage when on hookup. (TRuma output is very low on electric only so gas still needed if its very cold)

    I wouldn't use it on its own though as it will heat the van very unevenly and it will be freezing in the washroom (normally the warmest place).
     
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    I/we have always had leccy fan heaters and either truma or propex heating :thumb:The old DIMPLEX fan heater was good but the new one is crap there is too much difference between heater coming on and off about 10 yes 10 degrees :Eeek: Also tried about 3 others :Sad:This year I bought a Delongi digital fan heater from Lidl about £20 ish and this has proved to be very good turning itself on and off within 2 degrees :thumb::thumb::thumb:Also it has a remote control :thumb:and I RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE :thumb: not taken lightly recomending but so far it has prooved great
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    electric fan heater

    Thanks everyone for your advice i shall be going to currys at the weekend to checkout there stock of fan heaters thanks again
    niterider
     
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    BIG thanks

    Plenty to think about

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