Winter storage heat

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  1. Jase

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    Anybody out there use the low wattage tubular heaters in there vans when there sitting unused outside the house in winter months.would around 80watts make a difference in a 2 berth autoquest.just thinking of running costs and safety factors .Any comments appreciated.
     
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    I use a 400W? greenhouse heater on frost setting (around 5 degrees IIRC).
     
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    i use a small portable oil filled radiator, set to just around 10degrees.
     
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    I use the suns rays in Spain, Maroc and Portugal:whistle::imoutahere:
     
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    We use the vans heating set to 10 degrees C when the van is not being used in the Winter, but we use it all year round, so it's not left for long.
    I would think a very low wattage heater would be sufficient, but it's not really necessary, you don't see used motor homes on dealers forecourts through the winter with heaters in them.
     
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    Never used heater or removed cushions in 8 years, never suffered with damp or mould in motorhome.
    How many thousands of people have to use storage without electric for motor homes and caravans without problems.
     
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    Ditto but make that 40+ years of caravans and motorhomes. The secret is to make sure that everything is dry and that there is an air flow through. Good ventilation is vital.
    Heating will cause condensation which will encourage mould etc.
     
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    Just think of the thousands and thousands of MoHo's sat on dealer forecourts over the winter months, they don't have heating in them.
     
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    Using a heater in your MH may also affect your insurance - check first
     
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    HEATER... :rofl::rofl:

    No never done it in 15 years and 6 vans...
    As said they dont heat any on forecourts... (y)
     
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