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Old 09-02-2016, 07:30 AM   #1
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safe(!) space heater??

we have an old 18' airstream & the heat does not work. i have been told that there are safe space heaters out there and have looked....but i am still skeptical. we have two kids, so i am nervous about the whole concept of a space heater in our small a.s. i would love to hear any suggestions/ input here. thanks so much!

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Old 09-02-2016, 06:49 PM   #2
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:21 PM   #3
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I have used this style for several years. you can touch the front front without getting burned.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:31 PM   #4
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One of my favorite things that I have purchased for my trailer is a Dyson (electric) heater. It runs great and looks great. The every day price is crazy expensive but they go on sale once in a while.

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Please remember, your propane furnace also provides heat to your interior plumbing.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:30 PM   #7
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I have used this style for several years. you can touch the front front without getting burned.
I use one just like this for taking the edge off when it gets cold, but not below freezing. It easily heats my 18' trailer , down to 40's. Quieter than the furnace and I'm not using propane if I'm paying for electric anyways. Now a days they have switches that turn them off if they tip over, and they get warm but not hot like an old infrared space heater.
Wallyworld $20 for mine.
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Get a new propane furnace (and the DYSON). The gas plumbing isn't complicated on these trailers. Have a pro go over it. See threads on tank specifics. The furnace is much easier to live with. The Dyson is great (and far superior to other types), but it is no substitute, in the end.

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