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Old 11-20-2017, 01:40 PM   #1
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Took the new 17A on the first winter ski trip last weekend- so good to get it out! We did have electricity, and so ran ceramic tower type heater that worked perfectly keeping us warm, but really got in the way when everyone was up. Does anyone have any recommendations on more compact heaters that they use? Definitely appreciate quietness....

Thanks for the advice
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:38 PM   #2
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I have installed a small wall mounted electric heater in all my Escapes. Safe, out of the way, thermostatically controlled, quiet and saves on propane. Here is a link
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Thanks Jim- that looks like the way to go as much as we will be getting out in the winter!!
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How big's your heater? I have a little cube heater that I can put up on the counter or on the floor. Of course I have a bigger trailer and there are only 2 of us. It keeps a steady temp if used with a remote thermostat, the built in ones allow too big of a swing. Not sure if this is the same thermostat, but it's the same idea. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0753DR1PC...detail_2?psc=1
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Thanks Bob! I knew I was asking the right folks
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I wonder if there is any such thing as an electric heater such as our space heater that does not have directions to keep bedding and such at least three feet away. That may have something to do with why Escape stopped putting the furnace under the bed. If that was not their reason, that is another one. It was not electric but probably has the same situation. I looked at directions for a Broan and that is what they said.
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I wonder if there is any such thing as an electric heater such as our space heater that does not have directions to keep bedding and such at least three feet away. That may have something to do with why Escape stopped putting the furnace under the bed. If that was not their reason, that is another one. It was not electric but probably has the same situation. I looked at directions for a Broan and that is what they said.
Lawsuits caused that warning.
Similar to why you can't buy an easy to use gas can. There are warnings all over them and people still poured gas on lit fires and sued ( and won).
Just like this label for peanuts.
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Teacher friend of ours noted that at her school, populated by students from low income families, there were no students with peanut allergies.
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Lawsuits caused that warning.
Similar to why you can't buy an easy to use gas can. There are warnings all over them and people still poured gas on lit fires and sued ( and won).
Just like this label for peanuts.
Electric heaters are absolutely known to have caused fires. We do not use our electric heater while sleeping. We use plenty of covers instead.
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Does anyone have any recommendations on more compact heaters that they use? Definitely appreciate quietness....
I'd like a built-in one on our 19 but I don't like the placement options.

My solution is a bit down and dirty but it works for us. I took a baseboard thermostat and made a bracket so that it could attach to the cabinet door near the bed. At night it's easy to reach down and tweak the temperature.

It has a cord on it long enough for us to place the cube heater up near the dinette blowing towards the rear when we're in bed and when we're sitting at the dinette the heater is near the bed blowing towards the dinette. Works for us.

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