Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
Traveling
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 910
Idea; Elec. Wall heater in BR

Thinking ahead here, and feedback would be appreciated.

Here in Washington State (and since we will be full time) we will have several weeks of the year where the heat pumps will be unable to heat the coach. It is my assumption that using the furnace will be something we will want to minimize. The fireplace will be a good supplement for the living area, but the bedroom will need help. We were thinking of looking into installing an electric wall heater in the bedroom someplace.

It wouldn't have to be very big to supplement the heat. The electrical is right below so that should be easy. They are so quiet compared to most furnaces, although maybe I will be pleasantly surprised. I was envisioning the new infrared (silent) heaters that are so efficient and warm. I love infrared heat (as opposed to hot air).

Thoughts?
TNTBaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
Site Team
 
Blenhardt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 650
We use a small portable ceramic electric heater(DeLonghi DCH1030 Safeheat) in the BR. It is easy to move to other areas to use in addition to the fireplace. We also use an electric blanket. We like for our bedroom to be somewhat cool so the blanket works well for us.
__________________
2013 Redwood 34SK, 2017 F350 Dually
Grain Valley, Mo
Blenhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 04:08 PM   #3
Traveling
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 910
Thanks Blenhardt! Yes, we could go with portable. One more thing to stow, though. We have an electric mattress pad that we adore! LOVE getting into a toasty bed when it's cold! That is definitely going with us! We also like a cooler bedroom, but if it goes under about 60, that's too cool for us. I am thinking a small heater would take care of that for us without having to heat the entire coach with the furnace all night.
TNTBaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 04:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Steve & Linda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 310
We don't plan on camping in that kind of cold, however, we have a family room on a slab which is always cool. We use a Dyson Air Blade to help, they are only 24" tall and oscillate. Cools, too.
__________________
2015 38GK
2014 Silverado 3500HD 4x4 DRW CC
Steve & Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 04:38 PM   #5
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379
The thing I like about the portable heaters are the safety built into them. I have seen where some folks have put gas heaters carved into the walls but then there's the safety issue and the C.O. levels to tend with.

Look at the small heaters designed to be used under desks for offices. Our office has several and they work well. In our book keeps department, we have a infared heater that's in a wooden box that I believe is rated for a 10X12 room. That heater works great and uses very little electricity.
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 04:40 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
Just note that by not using the furnace, you are subjecting the underbelly space to freeze if it gets too cold. The fireplace and portable heater won't circulate heat down there.

I have a small ceramic heater (from our old rig). It gets so hot in the bedroom even on low temp I find we just don't use it, however, we haven't had a lot of experience in this redwood yet.
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 04:48 PM   #7
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379
Quote:
Originally Posted by atom ant View Post
Just note that by not using the furnace, you are subjecting the underbelly space to freeze if it gets too cold. The fireplace and portable heater won't circulate heat down there.

I have a small ceramic heater (from our old rig). It gets so hot in the bedroom even on low temp I find we just don't use it, however, we haven't had a lot of experience in this redwood yet.


Just turn your furnace fan on to continuous run. This will circulate the heat.
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 04:56 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave&Ginny View Post
Just turn your furnace fan on to continuous run. This will circulate the heat.
Ah, never even thought of that - great idea.
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 05:13 PM   #9
Traveling
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 910
x2 on the air circulation, yes we do that too. In the winter, we leave our camper plugged in with a small space heater, and just use the air circulation as another layer of safety from freezing (our furnace would suck up our propane in a very short time). I don't completely trust the antifreeze. We learned the hard way to remember to remove the water filters from under the sink. They don't fare too well ;-)
TNTBaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 05:54 PM   #10
Site Team
 
hoosierguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by TNTBaker View Post
Thinking ahead here, and feedback would be appreciated.

Here in Washington State (and since we will be full time) we will have several weeks of the year where the heat pumps will be unable to heat the coach. It is my assumption that using the furnace will be something we will want to minimize. The fireplace will be a good supplement for the living area, but the bedroom will need help. We were thinking of looking into installing an electric wall heater in the bedroom someplace.

It wouldn't have to be very big to supplement the heat. The electrical is right below so that should be easy. They are so quiet compared to most furnaces, although maybe I will be pleasantly surprised. I was envisioning the new infrared (silent) heaters that are so efficient and warm. I love infrared heat (as opposed to hot air).

Thoughts?
The small portable 1500 watt ceramic heaters work great for the bedroom. They will put out more heat than you will ever need. That worked out quite well for us in northern Florida this past winter when the temperatures went below freezing a few nights.
__________________
Guy & Phyllis
2012 RW36RL,DualA/C,KodiakDiskBrakes,TrailAir Tri-Glide,GY_G614's,Mor/RydeSRE4000,HDShackles/WetBolts
2011Dodge3500Laramie,CrewCab,4x4,SRW,Michelins, LongBed,6.7LCTD,3.73,PullRiteSuper5th20.5KHitch, BlueOxBedsaver

hoosierguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.