Winter Heater

May 29, 2014
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Worcester
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A/S Warwick
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We are away in November and would like a back up heater,what would be the best choice,ceramic or fan heater.

Thanks
 
Jul 26, 2014
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Le Repaire,Thiviers,France
Funster No
32,561
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Autocriuse stargazer
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since 2002
I use a fan heater,mainly because it blows the warm air all around my van and at 800w its not likely to trip out the power supply
 
Jul 21, 2013
143
122
Flintshire north wales
Funster No
27,035
MH
AT 700SE & VW 73 bay
Exp
2013 / 2004
We use an oil filled radiator. Can set thermostat and safe to leave on all night and safe for pets also dosnt take too much elecricity
 

Minxy Girl

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Aug 22, 2007
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18,276
E Yorks
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149
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Globecar Campscout
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Since 1996
... and to get back on thread ..... :rolleyes:

Forget ceramic type ones as they don't heat much, only what is next to them, a fan heat for overall and quick warm up is good but if you want to leave it on overnight either an oil or non-oil filled radiator, or a convector heater but these tend to be bulky.
 

Wombles

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Oct 28, 2013
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SW England
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Van Conversion
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A few years now
Nov 18, 2011
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Get a van with good blown air heating system when we got our van no consideration was taken for lay out just dose it have blown air.
and god insulation as we intend to use all year round.
bill
 

Wombles

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Oct 28, 2013
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SW England
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Van Conversion
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A few years now
We have diesel heating but if paying for EHU makes sense to use an electric one(y)
 

scotjimland

Free Member
Jul 25, 2007
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No matter what type you decide on it's the rated wattage that determines how much heat they give out.. not whether it's blown, convected or radiated..

Pros and Cons
Fan.. quick to heat up and circulates the warmth quickly... downside, noisy during the night as they click on and off .. even so called quiet ones.

Oil Filled .. silent and gives a nice background heat.. but slow, heavy and bulky

Convector.. silent and also gives a nice background heat .... bulky.

I would also caution against using leaving ANY portable heater untended.. ie while asleep.. they can all develop faults and catch fire.. your insurgence won't cover that .. but you may never get to find that out..

If you need overnight heat, better to use the installed heating.. or .. use an electric blanket..
 
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