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Post by canny-kenny on Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:15 pm

heaters electric fan
                            any ideas on small heater suitable for a ford dueto
                                                                                                      cheers.
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Post by Dutto on Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:28 pm

Hi there,

Tip number One is give a fan heater a big miss!!  The noise at night will keep you awake.

We use one of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dimplex-Free-Baby-Column-Heater/dp/B002DGTMJE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406759184&sr=8-1&keywords=dimplex+chico

It acts like an oil-filled heater but it's lighter.  It's quiet, adequate enough to heat up a Duetto down to freezing outside, fits into the wardrobe when not in use and at 700 watts can be plugged in on most sites with EHU without tripping the supply.

Hope this helps. allthumbz 

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Post by boxerman on Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:14 am

You can buy the oil filled ones for half that price. Heavier yes, but but heavy. To be honest, I don't find ours that good, OK for background warmth but that's all. The main advantage is safety, you can go out for the day and leave it on to keep the van warm for your return. We have a fan heater to provide some "instant warmth" when on hook-up but we don't use it when in bed. Ours is similar to this  one: http://tiny.cc/lyoujx

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Post by brodco on Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:17 am

Hi.  wave 
Dutto wrote:Tip number One is give a fan heater a big miss!!  The noise at night will keep you awake.
 
Couldn’t agree more.   I made that mistake on the first trip in the van. shrugg  OK for instant heat during the day (as per Frank) but that convenience means carrying two heaters.

Now we use one of these:



Expensive new but we got it for a fiver in a charity shop and it has enough power to heat the van in the coldest conditions we normally get in the UK.  At up to 4.5 amps it could (I’m told) trip some campsite supplies but so far I have never had a problem (I haven’t taken the van outside the UK).

Personally I’m not a fan of oil heaters but many people are. Have a look at this thread.

http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t10190-oil-heater-advice?highlight=oil+heater#81567

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Post by canny-kenny on Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:29 pm

just to say thanks to all who answered my query on heaters. I have been indisposed for a while
hence the delay in thanking you all.
                                                         ken.
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Post by Traficlady on Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:42 am

I use a smallish convector heater. It fits neatly in front of the back doors, which I only use first thing in the morning, makes no noise and is safe to leave on when you're out. When it's really cold (I used one at -8 at New Year) I leave it ticking over all the time on a very low setting.

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Post by daisy mae on Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:06 am

I have the DeLonghi Bambino and find it very good,
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