What Heating At Night ?!?!?

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  1. mikeh71

    mikeh71 Read Only Funster

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    Hi
    Offo on our first trip at the weekend and just wondered what settings you funsters use at night? Do you just use the electric and turn gas off or a mixture etc?

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    mikeh71
     
  2. Minxy Girl

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    If you've got EHU just use electric, no point in using gas when you're getting EHU anyway! We actually don't have heating on overnight in our camper - we don't go on sites so no EHU and never have heating on at home overnight so don't see why we should in the camper either - a couple of good duvets for when it's really cold and I also like to wear an old hoodie to keep my head warm.:D As I feel the cold if I had the heating on overnight the rest of the camper's occupants would be sweltering!:rolleyes:
     
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    If you are on hook up use electric. We turn ours off when we go to bed because it is to warm in bed.
     
  4. mikeh71

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    Hi ok thanks for that, I just wondered as I understand that on EHU the heating is not too good but my OH is similar to you and feels the cold!! I guess just boost on gas before lights out and then run on EHU overnight !! Trial and error ....
     
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  5. Ralph-n-Bev

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    We had webasto, diesel heating on our previous van . It was brilliant.
    So much so we are fitting it to our project Pug, the PVC.
    Neither of us sleep in anything at home, and prefer not to when away too.
    This new webasto that we're having can also work on electric. I think I'm right in saying so. So if on the rare occasion we have hook up, we can still have heat.
     
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    On EHU we use heating on electric overnight.. Can just about reach from the bed to switch to gas if we need a boost in the morning..
     
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    Never found the need for heating at night even in sub zero temperatures, most vans are very well insulated.
     
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    If it's cold I take a couple of 18 year old blondes to keep me warm :)
     
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    We've got Alde on ours. We had the thermostat set quite high so it ran through the night a couple of times over the winter. We had no EHU so that was on gas.
     
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    You must be in a deep sleep :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL: We can all but dream :D
     
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    Well.. Our van is very well insulated too but a little heating is fine.. Use it at home and use it in the van if required. Maybe it's because we open the door to go out and windows to cook and ventilate that makes it a wee chilly sometimes. .. Wouldn't consider a van that didn't have heating..??
     
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    Warm duvet & an occasional hot water bottle but only if it is sub-zero outside or very damp. Most of the time we don't need any heating on.
     
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    Hi,Mike if you use ehu a lot I would invest in a small oil filled radiator we use it all the time in winter they are quiet efficient and extremely good value .
     
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    Our built in heating is gas only but we have taken a fan heater on the odd occasion we are on EHU.
    The only time we use any heating at night is if there is a danger of low temperatures causing the water dump valve to operate.
    We have two light duvets to which Jill has stitched some Velcro strips. We use both together in colder months and a single one in warmer months and are plenty warm enough in bed.
    It doesn't take long for our heating to warm the van in the morning.
     
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    You need to experience somewhere a bit more sub zero!
    We, as do other Funsters, take our MH on ski trips.

    Failure to leave the heating on WILL render your water system unusable in Alpine Winter conditions!
     
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    SWMBO is on HRT, so some times we need the heat on, other times it's open all windows and no bedding :) :)
     
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    Hot water bottle.
     
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    can i borrow one for a night see how well it works
     
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    They are rubbish at housework ;)
     
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    Once we've gone to bed we don't usually bother about heating, but, if it's 'really' cold then we leave the Truma gas heating on tickover just to ensure that the system doesn't freeze or dump our water, but having said that I usually end up having to get up during the night to turn it off 'cause it gets too hot.
     
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