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Post by CC on Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:44 pm

SupaWarm 900w mini oil filled radiator



Although our Trident has a fantastic hot air blower built in, It's a little too noisey to sleep with it on during the night and also the thought of it running through the night for safety reasons concerns us a little. So we purchased this little oil filled radiator which is pefect for those chiily nights, of course you need mains electric so fine if you are on hook up.

The best thing about the oil filled radiator is it's size, it's perfect for use inside a motorhome / camper or even caravan, also the size makes it very easy to stow away. The heat output is exceptional and it is thermostaticly controlled by a dial on the side housing. It consumes just 900 watts of power but gives off a substantial amount of heat for its modest power consumption. We have tried the heater indoors and it will heat a 10x12ft room comfortably so a camper or small motorhome should have no problems.

The thermostat is very effective, turned up 1/2 way or 3/4 of the way will take 5-10 mins to get hot, the thermostat will then shut the unit down until it needs reheating, but in my experience it only cuts in to reheat every 20-30 mins so I would say it's very efficient and economical to run :(Y) or (y): it also comes with a 3yr guarantee.

It stands approx 14" high x 12" wide, with a depth of just 4" so very compact.

The purchase price was a very reasonable £16.99 (+ £3.95 next day delivery) from an ebay seller here: Supawarm Radiator

Thought this might help someone, not only is it safe to have on overnight, unlike fan heaters etc. You dont have to worry about lose items like clothing falling on it, or accidentally spilling drinks over it, pets or children getting burnt etc, this is probably the safest form of heating you will find.

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Re: Cheap motorhome heaters

Post by squip on Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:21 pm

Hi CC
Our Symbol also has a good hot air heater but as you say they are too noisy for night use. We also take with us a small electric fan heater to use during the day when we are on hook-up. But this also is too noisy at night [or at least it is for the boss!] so we have been thinking about an oil heater to leave on low during cold nights in spring and autumn. This looks as if it might but just the business.
The slight query I have is where to place it at night. There is not a lot of room with the bed made up. How close to furniture do you think it could safely placed without doing harm? Would it be too hot if it were placed near to the fridge?

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Post by RocknRolla on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:51 pm

Like the look of this for my camper, cheap price if its any good

thanks CC :big thumbs up
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Post by RocknRolla on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:54 pm

just went to buy one but the listing seems to have ended? dunno
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Post by squip on Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:49 pm

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Re: Cheap motorhome heaters

Post by CC on Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:10 pm

Hi Squip

Don't pay that much for one!! :headhurt:

The seller will most likely relist them, the listing has just ended that's all.

Leave it with me I will contact them to ask if they are going to relist them, if not there are other sellers on ebay who sell them as well, but just not as cheap! I would get it off these people if you can as I was very impressed with the service, the first one arrived damaged probably dropped by delivery driver, but I contacted them and they arranged for courier to deliver another one and collect the damaged unit at the same time, so all sorted out within 24hrs :big thumbs up Quite impressive service I think.

With regards positioning of the heater I would say it's ok on any firm surface, while it does get hot I can't imagine it would get so hot as to cause damage? it stands on sturdy plastic feet and the clearance beneath is 1" you can hold your hand underneath while it's on without getting burnt so pretty safe I would say.

Oh, almost forgot, the only thing I would say is the power lead is not awfully long, at a guess I would say about 4ft but I can measure and let you know for certain? Will send a message to the seller now to see what he says about relisting them :)

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Post by CC on Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:02 pm

Hi Squip & Rocknrolla

Just got a response back regarding the heaters, sorry to say this is the response (sorry my link wasnt very helpful after all :( )

Hi,
Thank you for your enquiry.
Unfortunately we shall not be receiving another delivery of this particular item in the next upcoming months.
Apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused you.
Kind Regards
Jamie Robinson

- csl-wales

Dont fret, all is not lost 😁

Found this one on ebay exactly the same (little more money but free P&P) here: SupaWarm Heater

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Post by dandywarhol on Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:14 pm

I got this from Lidl recently 1800W- these offers come round on a cyclical basis - £12 and great in a smallish van (I used it in my Hiace)


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Post by squip on Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:54 pm

CC - Thanks for making enquiries about the heater. There is no way I would pay £70 for one of those [I'm too much of a tightwad] but I posted the link so that you could see what a bargain you had got.

I am beginning to think that I shall not get one myself, I have been unable to find anywhere in the van to store it but I may change my mind if I do find somewhere.

Some more cheap heaters that found:-

http://www.qvsdirect.com/QA-0.6kW-7-Fin-Mini-Oil-Filled-Radiator-pr-21581.html

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/HEFH5W.html?utm_source=shopping.com

http://www.hygienesuppliesdirect.com/th/all_oil_filled_radiators


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Re: Cheap motorhome heaters

Post by CC on Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:41 pm

No problem Squip, storage can be a problem agreed. We just keep ours in the wardobe as even when the missis has all her colthes hanging up there is still room at the bottom.

Dandywarhol, that looks a good heater for the money mate (looks like a fan heater or ceramic heater?) only trouble is the issue of safety with such heaters, only got to touch some loose material / bedding during the night or spill a drink over it and things could turn nasty, it would worry me too much, oil filled is my preference and the only way I would go TBH.
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Post by ssjohnl on Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:34 pm

I've just looked at Ebay and the 900watt oil-filled radiators are on sale again - I've ordered one at just under £22 including next day delivery.

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Post by alanlakes on Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:33 am

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Post by ssjohnl on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:48 am

I should have mentioned the seller details when I said that they were on Ebay again.

I've ordered mine from CHARLIES DIRECT in Wales. The Ebay id is CSL-WALES.

Price including delivery was £21.94 and it's due to be delivered today by Citylink.

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Post by Paulmold on Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:25 pm

We have a Charlies store near to us and I thought that I would save the postage by going to buy one of these heaters from the store but that size is not stocked in store only 1.5 kw ones which are too large for us, what a pity. Popped into Asda on way back, they have a 600w one (6 fins instead of 7 so a bit smaller) for £20.95, didn't buy as thought 900w would be better so I'll just have to pay the postage.
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Post by squip on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:44 pm

John & Paul,
I have just ordered the same heater from the same place. It is the same as in CCs pic above although the price is £1 more than earlier. Hopefully it will stop the toothpaste going thick during cold nights in the van. We only expect to use it, and take it with us, on out first and last trip of the season.


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Post by CC on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:58 pm

ssjohnl wrote:I should have mentioned the seller details when I said that they were on Ebay again.

I've ordered mine from CHARLIES DIRECT in Wales. The Ebay id is CSL-WALES.

Price including delivery was £21.94 and it's due to be delivered today by Citylink.

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Hi John

It's the same seller I purchased ours from as in my original post (CHARLIES STORES in Wales ebay id CSL-WALES) very good service indeed..
The 1st radiator arrived with a crack in the plastic housing, emailed them and they sent out a courier with a new radiator the very next day and they collected the damaged one at the same time!
Excellent service I thought.

squip wrote: Hopefully it will stop the toothpaste going thick during cold nights in the van

Very good Squip hugegrins



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Post by murph on Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:08 am

I have seen these radiators in various branches of Pound Stretcher at around £20, I wouldn't use anything with a flame, or red hot bits, inside a van or leave a fan heater on unatended, the fans have been known to sieze up and could then cause a fire.

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Post by Paulmold on Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:10 am

The ebay ones from CSL are again sold out. Dunelm have some at £17.99 in stock both in stores or on-line(+p&p) but only rated at 600w.
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Post by deckie on Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:29 pm

Feeling quite inadequate now .... will take years of retirement to recover hugegrins hugegrins





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Post by Paulmold on Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:45 pm

murph wrote: I have seen these radiators in various branches of Pound Stretcher at around £20, I wouldn't use anything with a flame, or red hot bits, inside a van or leave a fan heater on unatended, the fans have been known to sieze up and could then cause a fire.

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Poundstretchers are 800w and sell at £24.95. If you have an 'Original Factory Shop' near you they have loads of 800w at £20. Just bought one. (Poundstretchers and 'Factory Shop' are right next door to each other near me).
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Post by plattypus on Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:23 pm

Hi all

I've just ordered the 900w from Charles Direct. many thanks for the original post. So really looking forward to winter nights out now.
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Post by squip on Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:37 pm

plattypus wrote:Hi all

I've just ordered the 900w from Charles Direct. many thanks for the original post. So really looking forward to winter nights out now.
Roger

Roger,
You did it just in time. If you look now there are none left.
Just had an e-mail to say mine has been dispatched.

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Post by plattypus on Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:06 pm

Phew!!! winkin! Just got that in time then Squip
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Oil filled mini radiator 600watts

Post by Allyoop on Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:38 pm

Purchased today for a whopping £13.00 in Dunelm Mills
sale, down from £17.00!! They have lots of sizes and
wattages. Ours is tiny but pumps out silent heat. We just got back from the shop and plugged it
in, now toasty warm in Brighton in our Duetto. I am very pleased so far.
Look online for their stores around the UK, I reserved one online as I am camping
and collected it the next morning :) up! up!
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Post by plattypus on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:43 pm

Well done Allyoop

Real bargain that one allthumbz

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