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Old 09-15-2015, 06:45 PM   #11
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To me this looks like a good idea even if you dry camp most of the time. Unless it uses and exorbitant amount of electricity it would be good for keeping things dry during the winter months in the Pacific North Wet.

Right now I have my DeLonghi oil filled heater, it's over 20 year old and still a tickin', in "Escaping Reality" 'cause the weather is starting to cool a bit and I do like to be able to pop into the trailer just to play around.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:56 PM   #12
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Yes, I use an oil filled unit on 24/7 during the winter to keep things inside around 30 ish. I only use the electric furnace when occupied.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:15 PM   #13
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I have been looking around at some options for a built in electric heater, and kinda like this one. It claims to be the quietest on the market, but none of them actually give the decibel ratings. Thoughts?

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Old 09-15-2015, 07:59 PM   #14
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Well, if I had a decibel meter I'd give you a reading. I've had one in a place for about 10 years and it's still going OK. I have it on a wall thermostat. Definitely is pretty quiet. If I had room for one in the 19 I'd put one in.

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Old 09-15-2015, 08:06 PM   #15
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I have long wondered if escape would add in-floor electric heating as a custom option. It's a pretty easy install, and it's an invisible, silent heat source.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:27 PM   #16
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I have been looking around at some options for a built in electric heater, and kinda like this one. It claims to be the quietest on the market, but none of them actually give the decibel ratings. Thoughts?

Model RWF1501W Electric Wall Heaters Ultra Quiet 120v 1500w FREE SHIPPING
That is a big unit, both in size and amp draw. I like the smaller 1000 watt or the 500/1000 combo, both can be set up to draw less and both are very quiet, I'll vouch for that. The first one has 2 elements and a switch can easily be installed to allow separate/joint use. I have this one http://smile.amazon.com/Broan-170-He...0_SR160%2C160_
Installed one of these also http://smile.amazon.com/Woods-59007-...Z0C26RFWM71QJA
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:16 PM   #17
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The low setting on those built-ins is still a few hundred watts, but as long as the thermostat goes low enough it would only use enough power to maintain that low temperature. I don't know if that is "an exorbitant amount of electricity" - it would be the same amount as any other electric heater maintaining the same temperature in the same conditions.

If I were leaving an electric heater unattended, I would rather have a built-in like this than a portable unit... although the oil-filled designs are quiet and relatively safe (low surface temperature).
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The Pulsairs not all that big, the Broan is exactly 75% the size. Being narrow may have its advantages too, depending upon available space.

Jim, have you tested the Broan in sub-zero temps, and was 1000W enough to keep it comfy for lounging about, I am not really too worried about night time, as we turn the temp down anyway. The Pulsair is available in 100W too, though at the same cost. On Broans site using their recommended wattage, for the 5.0 you get 155 sf (21'-2" x 7'-4") X 15 = 2325 watts, I realize that they use an 8' ceiling for the height, but also assume the walls are insulated, and a home would have better insulation that the Escape.

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I can't seem to find the Broan without the built in thermostat either, as I would much rather use a digital wall mounted one. We actually have used these heaters in a few projects, especially bathrooms that have inadequate heat, but all the ones we install are 220V (available at Rona), not an option in the trailer.

I know they try to sell the feature, but I like how it draws in one opening, and gets blown out the other, because as all electrical heaters are 100% efficient, it is more about how the heat is distributed that can make a difference.

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These built-in units are designed to be left unattended. I would not worry in the least.

I do plan to install a electric heater, and probably won't decide what I will use until I get to see the interior of the 5.0 again first hand, and see what space is available. Still going to look around a bit more.
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I can't seem to find the Broan without the built in thermostat either, as I would much rather use a digital wall mounted one.
Since it doesn't matter where the thermostat is located, can I assume that the reason to have get some other feature of the digital thermostat, such as being able to adjust how frequently it cycles the heater?
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Since it doesn't matter where the thermostat is located, can I assume that the reason to have get some other feature of the digital thermostat, such as being able to adjust how frequently it cycles the heater?
Where it's located matters to me. I don't want to need to get out of bed and wander to the other end of the trailer to turn the furnace up/on.
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