Originally Posted by LY007
I've looked at a lot of nice ceramic space heaters to use in the fall and spring until I get around to replacing the propane furnace.
My only hesitation is that most of them seem to be 1500
watts, which is kind of pushing it for a 15 amp circuit.
What are you guys using successfully?
I use a permanently installed pic-a-watt electric heater. They can be jumpered for various wattages when installed, anywhere from 400-1500 if I recall correctly. I have mine set for 1500
Electric heat is a fruitful source of RV fires, and there have also been some tragic accidents where people used a generator to run their electric heat overnight leading to CO from the generator accumulating in the RV. Don't let that be you
For fire safety I believe the safest thing to do is find a place where you can permanently mount an electric heater where proper clearances to everything are maintained. Bedding is the usual problem particularly since so many areas can be made up into a bed.
I have some photos of my install that you can search for if interested.
I find that with my 30' the 1500
watt heater will keep the trailer about 15 degrees warmer than it is outside.