We have three options for heating our camper:
- The furnace – which is very inefficient but produces a lot of heat; runs on propane which we always pay for
- The heat pump – part of the air conditioning system but of limited use when the outside air is colder; runs on electricity which we may or may not pay for
- A space heater – amount of heat depends on the unit; and, again, we may or may not pay for the electricity
The past winters we have used a combination of the three. However, in our case we generally spend the winter months in places where the electric service is part of the campsite, so using electric heat makes a lot of sense for us. We’ve had “cube” heaters that help a lot but still leave the 5th wheel feeling a bit drafty and with uneven heat.
On the RV forums I kept reading about the Lasko 755320 Ceramic Tower and how happy people are with it so we decided to give one a try. You can find them at several retailers or online. The tower has a digital readout, can be programmed, has a timer, and rotates. It also comes with a remote control. When we got ours it was 68 degrees in the camper – that running our little space heater and with the heat pump set on 72 and cycling on and off. Within a half hour the Lasko had raised the temperature to 75.
I’m thinking we’ll remove the space heaters from service all together; although we may keep one as a backup and to supplement the heat on especially cold mornings. At this point, I recommend this unit to RVers who are looking for alternative heating solutions.