Propane Radiant Heaters

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  • #7659
    Ray
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    Interesting Roger, thanks for posting.

    I would be curious to see how much the RV gas oven would put out in comparison.

    #7661
    Pamela & Anna
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    We have been using a Rinnai vent less heater. It needs 120 volt for the fan and onboard electronics, this could be handled with a small inverter for boondocking. These are a bit pricier but in the long run more than pay for themselves. We’ve had ours for over fifteen years now and it still works wonderfully.   http://www.rinnai.us/vent-free/product/fc510-rce-391a

    Easy adjustment buttons offer a simple way to set temperature and time for desired comfort
    • Digital display shows programmable temperature and time settings
    • Push-button electronic ignition means there’s no pilot light, which adds safety to the design
    • Control panel lock mode is easily activated and clearly displayed
    • Cool-touch cabinet enhances safety for everyone, especially children
    • Onboard self-diagnostics for easier maintenance
    • Easy to install with no venting or chimney required
    • 99.9% efficient for great energy savings
    • Tilt switch to disable gas supply
    • 3-year warranty on parts
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    #7664
    Ray
    Keymaster

    [quote quote=7661]We have been using a Rinnai vent less heater. It needs 120 volt for the fan and onboard electronics, this could be handled with a small inverter for boondocking. These are a bit pricier but in the long run more than pay for themselves. We’ve had ours for over fifteen years now and it still works wonderfully. http://www.rinnai.us/vent-free/product/fc510-rce-391a

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    Looks great, not too big with good amount of BTU. What’s the fan noise like? can it be used without the fan running?

    #7666
    Pamela & Anna
    Participant

    Ray, no fan noise at all. Sitting right next to it I cannot hear the fan. The fan automatically comes on to move the heat out of the unit, same as a typical furnace so disabling the fan is not an option. This little unit has easily heated our fifth wheel into the seventy degree range all day with an outside temperature in the 30’s. Since it is thermostatically controlled you could wire it to a wall mounted thermostat if you wanted to have a more permanent installation.  Being 99.9% efficient all the heat stays inside so the amount of propane used is very little.

    #7668
    Ray
    Keymaster

    That looks like an awesome unit!  :good:

    I bet the inverter draw on the fan would be pretty small, given the units size. I truly hate the loud fan on our OEM RV furnace, that’s one thing I  love about the Buddy heater, nice radiant heat and no sound.

    I see they sell them in Canada as well – http://www.rinnai.ca/vent-free

    I See they have them on Amazon for a little over $500

    #7691

    I agree Ray,  the unit looks like a nice, fairly reasonably priced addition to an RV especially if one is plugged into shore power1

    #7713
    Larry
    Participant

    Does this unit plug into 120 volt outlet? And do you run an independent propane line or somehow use the small propane tanks like with heater buddy?  So is this something that is always mounted or can you disconnect and put it in side storage? thanks.

    #7718
    Pamela & Anna
    Participant

    It plugs into 120, can be used either way, permanent or movable. We use an independent propane line connected to a 20lb. cylinder. In our first 5th wheel we tapped into the RV gas line, in our current unit it wouldn’t have been practical to do.

    #7955

    Ray,

    I haven’t used either Radiant Heaters or Vent Free heaters, but there was a thread on Ventless heater on Montana Owners site.

    http://montanaadministrator.forumco.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=61229&SearchTerms=ventless,heater

    Mr Heater 20,00 BTU Propane Blue Flame Vent Free Heater

    http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Heater-Propane-Flame-VF20KBLUELP/dp/B000UPR5T4/ref=pd_sim_hg_8?ie=UTF8&refRID=1ZMWG9F9PAXTM0YB2159

     

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    Ray
    Keymaster

    [quote quote=7955]Ray, I haven’t used either Radiant Heaters or Vent Free heaters, but there was a thread on Ventless heater on Montana Owners site. http://montanaadministrator.forumco.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=61229&SearchTerms=ventless,heater Mr Heater 20,00 BTU Propane Blue Flame Vent Free Heater http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Heater-Propane-Flame-VF20KBLUELP/dp/B000UPR5T4/ref=pd_sim_hg_8?ie=UTF8&refRID=1ZMWG9F9PAXTM0YB2159 [/quote]

    Interesting, I didn’t know Mr Heater made a unit like that as well.

    #21261

    Update on our Olympian Wave 8 heater. Last summer a mouse got into our rig and managed to get into the heater. It climbed up the platinum pad pulling it apart in one spot. The heater still works but would be too dangerous to operate. I called the manufacturer Camco and was told they have no service retailers and would not sell a replacement pad. I would have to ship it to them @ $35 each way, $85 for the pad, and $48 for labour. Well I decided it wasn’t worth it so bought a blue flame style heater here in Quartzsite. Even though the Olympian Wave did a great job I would no longer recommend it. It’s so much nicer actually watching a flame and parts and service is available with our new one.

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