Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2015, 10:27 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
We use a portable electric heater in our Airstream (see Avatar) in the Southwest all winter, every winter for the last five years. Tried a simple fan/electric coil heater and the heat was not well regulated nor distributed throughout the Airstream. Tried a liquid radiator heater, is was very hot to the touch and the heat was concentrated near the heater.

Tried the Dyson Hot (often sale coupons or great prices on refurbished), it is quiet, the heat is near perfectly regulated throughout the trailer right where you adjust it, and is mixes the air so it is not hot but a large quantity of warm air moving through it and being pushed throughout the trailer.

Good on its own in our Airstream down to near freezing outside, then needs furnace assist. That is also good because the furnace can then circulate warm air into the plumbing under the floor. We use them together in freezing temps, with the Dyson set at a desirable room temperature and the furnace thermostat set quite low while we sleep, maybe 60 F.
__________________

__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 11:17 AM   #16
rbs
4 Rivet Member
 
rbs's Avatar
 
2015 30' Classic
Decatur , Illinois
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 277
Blog Entries: 2
Dyson

Prices range from $200 - $400, bargain being refurbished. I like the evenly distributed heat, but some reviewers claim the unit to be "noisy". Anyone know what the recall was for, purchased a refurbished model, and do you consider them noisy?? I do like the size of the unit and the features.
Thanks
__________________

__________________
rbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 11:41 AM   #17
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,602
Images: 1
Dyson. I've had the other types as well. I keep a quite ordinary one in the TT as supplement. I bought my first Pelonis Disc in 1990.

The Dyson was recalled, refurbished and has a new two year warranty (I've had it two years). It is excellent for moving warmth around a large area vis-a-vis TT sizes. Quietly though not silently. Certainly more quiet than the furnace stopping and starting though.

My TT is 35'. Rear bedroom. A long ways from the front lounge. If I want to just heat a local area versus running the furnace (or just reducing its run time) the Dyson has proven ideal for keeping me comfortable at either end of the TT. As to heat provided it is far better than the heat strip in some A/C units where airflow is directed.

Local area in the above use is 15-20'. Not 5-10' as with an ordinary space heater. It will keep my entire bedroom warm and not run constantly on 40F nights. It is best at 50F and up as a single heat source for one half of the TT.

So, for electricity consumed and relative area warmed I find it very good and am happy to recommend it.
__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 12:06 PM   #18
4 Rivet Member
 
spenfolder's Avatar

 
2006 16' International CCD
Salt Lake City , Utah
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 269
Images: 3
This is a pretty good list of some quality space heaters: 6 Energy-Saving Portable Electric Space Heaters : TreeHugger

I have number 2, the DeLonghi. I particularly like the options for high and low settings, the eco mode, and the minimum 45 setting to keep the trailer thawed when I'm not staying in it.

Stan
Salt Lake City
__________________
spenfolder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 12:12 PM   #19
1 Rivet Member
 
2011 27' FB Flying Cloud
Cave Creek , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 8
http://www.costco.com/.product.100137154.html

I love the Dyson, it's about 24" high. I chose it do to the reviews on Airstream forums. I was very happy to find it from Costco, barely any risk to trying it out as you can return it.0
__________________
Wiske is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 01:18 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
mandolindave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,116
Images: 4
The government did a study

All electric heaters are very close in efficiency. The heaters with fans use more, but I don't like the wind or the noise.

The study said $70 heaters do as good of job as the $300 Edenpures. We had two Edenpures and elements didn't last but a few years. Edenpure says that they are safer

I have used my $70 oil filled for over ten years, and liked them, but they do weigh more
__________________
mandolindave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 02:14 PM   #21
3 Rivet Member
 
2015 23' International
Charleston , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 162
I have two oil filled radiator type that are pushing 20 years old and still going strong. I haven't bought a new space heater in a long time so I'm out of touch with newest models. But for what it's worth, my general experience is that the oil radiators are the way to go as a continuous heat source. Silent and steady heat. And the convection currents they establish spread the heat pretty well. They do need some floor space so might not be too practical in an airstream.
__________________
FollySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 02:40 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbs View Post
Prices range from $200 - $400, bargain being refurbished. I like the evenly distributed heat, but some reviewers claim the unit to be "noisy". Anyone know what the recall was for, purchased a refurbished model, and do you consider them noisy?? I do like the size of the unit and the features.
Thanks
We had one new and two refurbished Dysons because we also use them at home. The recall was for a possible internal wiring short. We took them all to UPS who packaged and shipped them on Dyson's dollar, Dyson then sent us three brand new Dysons as replacement. Woot.com just had a sale on refurbished Dyson Hot for $150; that's how we got two of ours originally and they looked and worked like new.

The fan makes fan noise, which isn't much. You can select many fan speeds, the desired temperature, on/off, or an oscillating feature as needed with a handy little remote control. We set ours in the front of the Airstream at night sending heat back through the entire trailer including our bedroom. I don't hear it at night and the heat is even throughout the trailer.
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 03:29 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiLNomad View Post
I just got one of the Broan Nutone 6201 heaters. Im still testing it out and comparing it with my Walmart cheapie heater. I like that the Broan is really small, light and blows really hot...has gotten good reviews from other rv'ers.
Amazon.com - Broan-NuTone (6201) Big Heat Heater -
LilNomad
This is what I use. The Broan is small, metal, reasonably quiet and puts out as much heat as any 1500 watt heater. The price will not break the bank.
__________________
handn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 04:01 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
r carl's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Lin , Ne
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,057
My electric oil filled radiator works great, but its kinda heavy and awkward to move around.
__________________
The higher your expectations the fewer your options.
r carl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 04:13 PM   #25
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
We bought the Broan mentioned in post #22 by handn in our VW Camper days. Nice extremely compact and durable metal case. The fan gave out the first year but Broan sent us a new heater to replace it. We still have it, now use the Dyson for better heat distribution and regulation.
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 04:04 AM   #26
rbs
4 Rivet Member
 
rbs's Avatar
 
2015 30' Classic
Decatur , Illinois
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 277
Blog Entries: 2
Dyson

Thanks for the heads up on "Woot". Signed up and low and behold, they offered a Dyson for the $150 purchase price and only $5 shipping. Waiting on it's arrival, and will give a report after some use. Again, thanks for turning me on to Woot.
__________________
rbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 10:37 PM   #27
Tom and Phyllis
 
Lucky Tom's Avatar
 
2009 23' FB Flying Cloud
Tuscaloosa , Alabama
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 98
Images: 2
For the front bed Flying Cloud I use a 4 foot baseboard heater attached to the floor next to the wall, just like you would use it at home. It has a built-in thermostat which I had to order it as an add-on. Totally quiet. And here is another I found on Amazon, but I did not see it when I purchased mine at Home Depot. Fahrenheat FBE15002 Dual Wattage Electric 5120 BTU Baseboard Heater, 1500/1000-watt #energyEfficiencyTitleInformation { font-size: 19px !important;}
by Fahrenheat
__________________
Tom, Phyllis, and Snowy, the white Siberian Husky
2009 23ft FB Flying Cloud
2015 Ram 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel Crew Cab
LD Valley w/ 800 lb trunion bars
Honda eu3000is generator
Lucky Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 10:44 PM   #28
Rivet Master
 
ROBERTSUNRUS's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,271
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 51
Hi, this is the one; Virtually no noise, no fans, no red glow, no air depletion, not square, not large, and not expensive either.
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________
Bob

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric oil heaters beetlebob Winter Living 13 12-15-2013 09:28 AM
Heaters, heaters, heaters. doorgunner Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 80 12-02-2013 11:20 AM
Electric heaters vancouverG Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 20 06-18-2010 08:04 AM
for those interested in electric water heaters icedcacti Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 0 01-05-2006 10:33 PM
Electric Heaters Tripping Circuit Breakers streamlean General Motorhome Topics 11 01-20-2004 10:29 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.