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via mobile 23/2/2024 at 7:54am
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Hi.
I have a Toyota Alphard campervan with propex gas heating.
I also wonder if whilst on hook up instead of using my gas on sites if it's safe to use a morphyrichards plug heater 500 w ?...saving my gas for off grid.


23/2/2024 at 9:57am
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yes its perfectly fine, just watch you dont exceed the amperage for the bollard or you will be having to reset it


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via mobile 23/2/2024 at 11:20am
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We have a mini oil filled rad which has built in thermostat and also safety switch in the event of being knocked over. We leave this on all night.

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via mobile 23/2/2024 at 3:07pm
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We always did that (oil filled radiator) because our gas fire didn’t work.
I’m not an electrician, so I might be wrong, but I only use one “heating up” thing at once to avoid popping the EHU on older sites & making myself unpopular. Hair dryer only, not at the same time as the kettle or toaster - or heater.

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23/2/2024 at 7:11pm
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Our caravan has a fitted gas heater but when we are on site and paying through the nose for electricity, we use an electric convector heater. It's safe to leave on all night, and it's silent unlike a fan heater. They are quite cheap to buy too. Obviously you have to watch the consumption, particularly on sites that have a low limit, but a 1kw heater only uses about 4 to 5 amps.


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via mobile 24/2/2024 at 8:06am
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We have blown air LPG heating in our van that is used when off grid. It is presently below freezing here and as we are on EHU we are grateful of our small oil filled radiator that has been on all night, it's a pleasant 19 oC in van. Just check the amps and you may have to switch it off when boilng kettle.



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