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Old 02-01-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Electric Space Heater

I like to use a space heater in the trailer when the temp outside is cold to either supplement the furnace or heat the space entirely - always use the furnace to keep pipes from freezing when the temp is below freezine. After experiencing a few bad space heaters that ended up in the trash, I found the Vornado. I love it. It is an intelligent heater with a thermostat. You set the room temperature and it does the rest. Puts out a vortex of air that evenly keeps the space you are in warm and cozy while varying the amount of air it blows while not feeling like a blast furnace. I have used one for years in my house without wheels and finally got one for the trailer. Thought some of you might appreciate the information, or have some thoughts to pass on.

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Old 02-01-2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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mr. pecos,

there's a whole thread on this very subject in the last few weeks, from a certain mr. doorgunner, USMC ret.

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Old 02-01-2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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just passin' on iformation - everyone can take it - or leave it
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Hi Pecos Pete,

After hitting some verry cold weather in 29 Palms and Tucson, I'd say the electric space heater are terrific in keeping us warm through the night..we bought a Honeywell one in Barstow, and it's digital readout was a good guideline in keeping us toasty, but not too warm..we aslo use the Heat-Safe from Sears and that works wonders too!..we tried using our furnace, but why waste the propane, when we've got full electric at the campground sites?
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Thanks Pecos Pete.

I was going to take you to task for not posting a link or a picture. I goggled Vornado and found this really cool fan under their "Vintage" products
Shop with Vornado.com
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p.s. in the summertime we use the vornado fan..that works great along w/our a/c
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there's a whole thread on this very subject in the last few weeks, from a certain mr. doorgunner, USMC ret.
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Pecos, thanks for posting.
Doorgunner did a great job in comparing various heating types, naturally he couldn't test them all.
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Pecos, thanks for posting.
Doorgunner did a great job in comparing various heating types, naturally he couldn't test them all.
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If each and every member of the forum were to send Doorgunner $1.00 he would then be able to go out and buy each unit for true testing. Of course we would want full documentation, photos, power consumption guidelines, BTU out-puts, Pros and Cons over each unit, wiring diagrams, shiping weight etc.
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Vornado Heater

I have had my Vornado heater for more than 10 years. The only concern I have for the heater is that in constant use the electric cord becomes very warm. I only use mine when I am in the trailer.
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The "Silver Swan" On that Vornado site looks pretty COOL too.
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Hi Pecos Pete,

After hitting some verry cold weather in 29 Palms and Tucson, I'd say the electric space heater are terrific in keeping us warm through the night..we bought a Honeywell one in Barstow, and it's digital readout was a good guideline in keeping us toasty, but not too warm..we aslo use the Heat-Safe from Sears and that works wonders too!..we tried using our furnace, but why waste the propane, when we've got full electric at the campground sites?
codybear---We do the same in campsites that furnish electric in the price of the site. We do as much heating with electric as possible just running the furnace enough to keep pipes from freezing. When using metered electric we use as more propane and very little electric. We're presently parked 2 months in Az with metered electric. By comparison electric is nearly half again more expensive than propane per BTU. Electric, however is quieter and more convient. I had read this comparison anad didn't believe it until I actually tryed and found it to be true.---pieman
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After experiencing a few bad space heaters that ended up in the trash, I found the Vornado.
I have found that ceramic heaters are loud. Iíve returned a couple of them and purchased wire element heaters instead. Vortex fans, like the Holmes Blizzard are also ridiculously loud. I realize that the ceramics are supposed to be safer, but the wire element heaters seem to have adequate protection these days. Which Vornado did you settle on and is it quiet?
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:58 AM   #13
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The Vornado we purchased is the DVTH. It is whisper quiet - really. The nice thing about it is that the fan speed will lower when the desired temp setting is reached. Also, the vortex heat keeps the space uniformly warm.
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Thanks, Pecos Pete -

I have been thinking about an electric heater and this one seems to fit the bill. Karma on the way.

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