Calor Gas heater (1 Viewer)

Affiliate links here may earn MHF compensation

durhamahoy

Free Member
Jun 11, 2012
241
116
Durham
Funster No
21,434
MH
A class
Exp
Since 2011
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
 

Minxy

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 22, 2007
32,910
67,323
E Yorks
Funster No
149
MH
Carthago Compactline
Exp
Since 1996, had Elddis/Swift/Rapido/Rimor/Chausson MHs. Autocruise/Globecar PVCs/Compactline i-138
Quite apart from the safety aspect, it will actually create moisture so make the interior damp! Better to use an oil filled radiator.
 
OP
OP
durhamahoy

durhamahoy

Free Member
Jun 11, 2012
241
116
Durham
Funster No
21,434
MH
A class
Exp
Since 2011
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
 

Minxy

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 22, 2007
32,910
67,323
E Yorks
Funster No
149
MH
Carthago Compactline
Exp
Since 1996, had Elddis/Swift/Rapido/Rimor/Chausson MHs. Autocruise/Globecar PVCs/Compactline i-138
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
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.:)

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 

DanielFord

Free Member
Jun 1, 2013
3,020
3,087
Funster No
26,287
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!
 
Aug 25, 2012
31
9
Norfolk
Funster No
22,560
MH
coachbuilt
Exp
2000
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

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
Dec 12, 2010
5,535
22,639
Cumbria
Funster No
14,651
MH
C Class
Exp
since 2011
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!

Bet it didn't do much for the flavour of the food either :rolleyes:
 
Sep 16, 2010
3,013
2,868
Bungay Suffolk
Funster No
13,734
MH
Autotrail TrackerEKS
Exp
Since 2010
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..
 
Apr 30, 2012
154
153
Southampton, UK
Funster No
20,806
MH
AutoSleeper Exec
Exp
Since 2012
That sounds really interesting jenny & mitch, do you have a link to such a heater? Cheers. Terran
 

scotjimland

LIFE MEMBER
Jul 25, 2007
2,656
11,774
Funster No
15
MH
None
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.

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 

Join us or log in to post a reply.

To join in you must be a member of MotorhomeFun

Join MotorhomeFun

Join us, it quick and easy!

Log in

Already a member? Log in here.

Latest journal entries

Funsters who are viewing this thread

Back
Top