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  1. Hayleylulu

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    hi, i am looking to purchase a oil filled radiator to use in my motorhome whilst away over the xmas period. i am not sure what voltage will be best as i am worried about tripping the electric.- any recommendations.-thanks lynn::thumb:
     
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    Hi
    I assume you mean wattage as the volts will be 240 anyway, try for a 2 kw = 2000watts with two settings, then if you do trip out just use setting one, we use one that size ok mainly on maximum without any problems, but depends where your going
    Geo
     
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    3 settings, even better and a timer!! good move John and a good price too:thumb::thumb:
    Gungadin:Doh:
     
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    I have 2 X 500 watt panel heater in my bus but hardly take the chill out the air.

    Yes mine is an RV buty going back to my vanning days 500 watt setting in the caravan only took the chill out of the air.
     
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    Why are people so keen on oil filled heaters?

    There are larger, heavier and less responsive than the panel heater!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    we have a panel heater and a fan heater, both running together they dont trip the electric.
    We prefer to be warmed by gas though, more expensive, yes but much warmer glow inside:RollEyes:
     
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    Because they are much safer than a convector or fan heater..they don't need to be bulky, we have two 800 watt DeLonghi super slim wall mounted oil filled heaters, only about 1in thick. They keep the RV above 10 - 12 c above ambient ..

    Dimplex also make them ..
     
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    With young children in the "van" safety is paramount to us.

    I am after 2 such panel heaters at a reasonable price if anyone can recommend any.:thumb:

    We have the one quartz type and a fan heater for instant warm up if necessary plus the gas-fired blown air of the RV so should be quite snug.:BigGrin:
     
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    Get a decent sized hamster-wheel for the kids, that'll keep them warm - then use it to power your oil-filled radiators - easy-peasy. All you need to do is whip them up once in a while if they start flagging.

    Keep the kids warm, occupied and fit - whilst you can sit back and relax - what's the problem?
     
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    Have a look here >>>

    Delonghi do515 Slim Superpanel Heater Oil Filled 800w on eBay, also, Heaters, Heating Cooling Air, Home Garden (end time 12-Nov-08 10:47:21 GMT)

    Less than half the price we paid for them a year ago from Argos .. !
     
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    oil heater

    i bought one last year they are brilliant in my motor home the good thing is windows dont steam up in the night mine is a 700watt and it works ok on sites hookups
     
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    I really don't think they'll take to that Moandick.:Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    The wheel alone might take a bit of finding.:RollEyes:
     
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    Just seen these on eBAY.

    Not a well-known make but look compact and they deliver.

    Bionaire® 600W Panel Heater + Wireless Remote BPH1009

    State Of The Art Technology-Free Standing or Wall MountItem number: 110302422146[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I have 3.
    Make sure you have 16 amps as 10 will blow.
    We were at the grand bournard in the french alps last xmas on 10amps had to keep switching things on and off.
    Used the on board furnace to get the heat up first thing then keep 2 small oil rads on all day.The big one needed to much power
    Regards "The Breens"
     
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    Just to clarify this..

    A 10A supply gives you a total available power of ~ 2,300 watts
    A 16A supply gives you a total available power of ~ 3,680 watts

    Do your sums, add up your wattage or amps, don't forget the fridge, battery charger, water heater, TV etc etc.

    The remainder is available for space heating.

    Each kilowatt of heating uses ~ 4.3 Amps, so a 3kw heater will trip a 10A supply.

    An 800 watt heater draws ~ 3.5A

    The wattages for all appliances are on the data labels.
     
  19. stagman

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    Personally I would go for a ceramic fan heater.That's what I use .It's wattage you can select 1kw or 2kw plus you can alter the fan speed.I find it spreads the heat better around the van unlike the others the heat tends rise first before dispersing.
     
  20. mani01

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    YES!!! exactly my reasons for using the ceramic fan heater - that and it's dirt cheap in curry's (or it was when i purchased).

    it has the advantage of keeping condensation off the windows as the air is circulating, so no more misted windows on the inside when the outside temp drops low.

    i've put a curtain across the driver's cab area instead of putting up the silver screens on the windows - its almost as effective at keeping the warmth in, and works towards restricting the heat to the habitation unit only, making it a lot more effective.

    cheers al, a relative newbie to motorhoming
     
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