- Oct 12, 2020
- Funster No
Are there any gadgets to heat van while on hookup apart from fan heaters? (they give me headaches - something to do with negative ions)
Hello NamwaldogWe have a Challenge 2kw Convector heater from Argos.
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Very efficient, silent, a little bulkier than I would like but manageable. 750w, 1250w & 2000w settings. Has a timer and a thermostat.
Whilst our Burstner is in the unheated building during the recent cold snap ( outside temp didn't get any higher than 2°C day or night), I had the heater on the 750w setting with the thermostat at about the 10 o'clock position and inside temp of MH remained at 12-13°C 24/7.
Thermostat has no graduations but with trial and error, got the temperature I was happy with.
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I prefer using a standalone heater than the Truma when storing at home or on a site as it is far cheaper/easier to replace the convector heater than it would be to repair/replace the Truma.
I use the Truma when touring
Also thanksCaptain Yoghurtpot
If you were to touch the metal with bare flesh, you will be aware it is hot... but I would imagine you would have to stay in contact for a period of time before you burned.
I can't really think of a way to describe the heat, but something like a hot cup of tea in a China mug without using the handle??
As above you have to make sure fabric doesn't stay in contact for prolonged periods.
When we are in the living area, ours stands about 9" from the end of the island bed, with the duvet folded out of the way.
When we are in bed, it stands in a clear spot in the living area but it has to be very cold for us to leave it on whilst we sleep.
As seen on the images, there is a warning not to cover the heater!!
As Thora Hird used to do when warming her bum on the fire .... make sure you lift your frock
Never heat the van when it's parked up, not nessecery plenty of built in ventilation.What’s you view of not heating the van in winter when it’s parked up?
I wonder if there will be any long term issues if I don’t heat it. Be aware I use the van to shop and small trips at present.