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Old 03-14-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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Space heater hunt

Looking for a small, quiet, safety tip over turn off option, thermostat, efficient space heater for our 23' Serenity. 9x9 would be great.

Is there such a thing?

Searching on Amazon for the Prime quick delivery.

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Old 03-14-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Mine is 10x10, that's the best I can do for you.

King Electric Heaters and Thermostat

Quality is a little uneven on these, apparently, as my first one rattled and tended to shut off due to the high limit tripping when it shouldn't have. They replaced it under warranty.

There are places that sell the online but you'll have to look around.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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Here's another one you might like. I don't have one of these and can't speak to the quality.

WEST MARINE Portable Cabin Heater at West Marine
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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We have a cube heater that we have used for quite a few years now. We place it under the dinette and it works very well.
Amazon.com: Holmes HCH4051 Compact Ceramic 1500 Watts Heater with Thermostat: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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Looking for a small, quiet, safety tip over turn off option, thermostat, efficient space heater for our 23' Serenity. 9x9 would be great.

Is there such a thing?

Searching on Amazon for the Prime quick delivery.

Any clues?

THank you
Small and quiet do not go together. The ceramic heaters are small, but noisy. I prefer oil radiators. They are larger but completely quiet.

The ceramic heater with their (noisy) fan are better for quickly warming up. The oil radiators are slower to heat up themselves, and without a fan are also slower to warm up the area. They are great at maintaining the heat in the area once they are warm.

I've had both kinds with programmable thermostats in the past. There is a premium for the thermostat, though. Last time I bought a cheap oil radiator with only low-medium-high and a programmable thermostat that goes in the outlet on the wall. It's vastly superior to the built-in thermostats in the heater, and when the heater eventually fails, it's a separate unit. It's truly programmable, not just a digital thermostat too. You can have it turn down at night, use different settings for weekends, etc.. It would also work with a ceramic heater. In fact, it can be used for a small window AC unit in its cool setting mode.

As far as the heaters go, they all put out the same amount of heat regardless of type or brand. They are all limited to 1,500 watts maximum.

I have looked at Amazon and other locations, but in this case, you might as well go to WalMart or Home Depot. Not only will the prices be as good, but you can see what you are actually getting.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #6
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I too would suggest one of the ceramic cube heaters we use one and it does a fine job at a minimal cost.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:03 PM   #7
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I'm just dropping in to bookmark this thread. I am on the hunt for a small heater too.
Mine went belly up in a bright flash and smoke last Winter.
I've been thinking about the classic 4 ceramic disc type, but have yet to purchase.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:05 PM   #8
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I too would suggest one of the ceramic cube heaters we use one and it does a fine job at a minimal cost.

I must have been typing while you were. What brand do you have?
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #9
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Dyson Hot Heater thread

This is a superior heater with price to match, but worth it to those who have used it. Here's a thread about it, progresses from skeptical to satisfied users, including me:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...ter-84353.html

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Old 03-14-2013, 05:49 PM   #10
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Just a side note on the oil filled heaters. We place a small 8 inch fan behind it. It helps to get the air moving around a bit, for more even warming.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:59 PM   #11
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This is a superior heater with price to match, but worth it to those who have used it. Here's a thread about it, progresses from skeptical to satisfied users, including me:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...ter-84353.html

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Just read that thread. Looks like I'll be on the lookout for the Dyson on sale.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:51 AM   #12
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We use a little ceramic heater, 29 bucks or so at Osh. Works fine for our small trailer but the noise is annoying. I like oil heaters but they're too big.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:38 PM   #13
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I have a small 120VAC less than a cubic foot in size to use when I have hookups (that i campground hookup) that cost about $20. I also have a Mr Heater Buddy 4000-9000 BTU propane heater for when I'm boondocking. About a cubic foot in size. I don't need to heat a large space in 19' trailer. With all the smoke, propane, and carbon mo detectors I feel safe. About $75.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:37 PM   #14
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We have had this heater for a couple of years -- it has been great.

Amazon.com: Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat: Home & Kitchen

It is very quiet, and did a great job in keeping our 25 Safari nice and toasty. I have been using it in our new 27 Classic, and it has been doing the trick. I use the furnace for about 10 minutes to do the initial warm up then turn on the little ceramic (although you don't have to).
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