Heating at night

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  1. Jamwitt

    Jamwitt Funster Life Member

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    Hi having been away the this wk/end had her in doors complaining that she was cold at night i was wondering if it was safe to leave on the heating at night ,I was not sure and did not want to take the risk i've got gas/electric trauma blow air heating any help would be appreciated?:Eeek:
     
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    no reason why not except the cost of gas and battery usage if not on mains hookup.

    the heater is a 'sealed from room' unit so no chance of CO fumes.

    for future reference, if you have hookup then a small oil filled radiator will be a better option.....no gas used so a saving from the start.
     
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    Well that's your responsibility.

    Want some cheap blue pills ? Very good. Genuine Niagara.
     
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    As a fulltimer I have mine on 24/7. Never had a problem.
     
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    I leave my Truama blow heat on all night at a lowere setting of 500kw and find its fine all night, dont use gas as usually on electric hookup
     
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    As has already been said it's perfectly safe either on gas or electric, another alternative if you have room to fit them are the little tube heaters like these
    http://uk.search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A...winterwarm-tubular-wall-hung-heater-60w/80336
    when I built the motorhome I made provision for these under the seat bases so the warm air came up behind the backrests inbetween the backrest and sidewall, also have one in the washroom very low wattage and give a good background heat.
     
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    With a decent duvet we've found no need for overnight heating but, if a frost risk, leave the (gas) water heater on low to stop the dump valve opening.
     
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    A bugger if you need to get up for a pee during the night though [​IMG]
     
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    and if you are on EHU ..

    leccy blanket .. :thumb:

    and no, not a joke, we had one in our RV ..
     
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    That sure is one heck of a hookup you have! :Rofl1:
     
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    some folks carry a generator....you carry a sub station. :Laughing:
     
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    we set the stat and it comes on as and when needed

    We set the stat and it kicks in when it reaches the set temp it shuts down. OK runs on LPG and the battery or EHU turns it on. But in 4 years of use never had an issue.


    Bob
     
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    I think for peace of mind I would fit a carbon monoxide alarm just to be safe.:thumb:
     
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    Give 'er a cuddle, you never know (friction developes heat donnit?) Either way, rebuff or Giday darl!, friction, YEH:thumb:
     
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    When its starts getting colder, I have the blown air heating on about number 3 during the day, and at night turn it up to about 5 if its very cold (goes up to 9) and let the thermostat do the work.
    I have no problem leaving it on all the time, as I am mainly off hook up,
    But please ensure you have a carbon monoide alarm.
    I have been camping when one has legitimately gone off in a motorhome:Eek!:

    S
     
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    OK in a reasonably well insulated European van like ours John :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Not just for overnight heating. Fit one anyway. There was neither CO nor smoke alarm in our van when we bought it. I got a combined unit for a very reasonable price which was very easily fitted.
     
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    Good suggestion sue.
    We have had one for 7 years in the MH but we had it placed near the ceiling and have just found out last week that they should be near the floor as Carbon monoxide vapours sinks unlike smoke so wouldn't be any use near the ceiling, so we have placed ours near the floor on the wall beside the door.
     
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    This made me think.I,ve recently fitted a couple of these,the instructions definately said fit near the ceiling,so this is where they are.On such an important decision you may never get a second chance of getting it right.So which is right high,low or maybe middle.Googled it,as you do:active:,and got this:

    http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-gar...electricity/guides/carbon-monoxide-detectors/
    Keeping the room ventilated and the flue maintained has to be a good start.
    We dont use heating at the moment our old german dethleffs got good insulation.pete
     
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    Heatting

    Hi

    I would be interested to know peoples experience of the drain on the leisure battery by the fan when using the Truma Blown heater sysytem off mains.

    Doug
     
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