We purchased the Lasko 5409 Oscillating Ceramic Heater
for the following reasons:
</span></span></span>Self Starting; after a power interruption this
heater picks up where it left off. Our more expensive Lasko tower heater
requires re-programming to restart.
</span></span></span>Low & High Setting and both are
thermostatically controlled. 700-800 Watts on low is relatively safe on most RV
circuits. (We feel safe leaving it on while away from the RV). The high setting
is about 1200 watts. (On the HIGH setting if you plug in the coffee maker on
the same circuit the RV breaker will probably trip.)
</span></span></span>Small in size.
</span></span></span>Tip over protection.
If the Lasko heater cannot maintain the set
temperature and it starts cooling off in the RV then the GAS furnace cycles as
We plug the Lasko heater into a Luxpro programmable thermostat.
The Luxpro simply plugs into any wall receptacle and it does a great job
controlling the Lasko heater. We set the Lasko thermostat just a little higher
than the Luxpro as over temperature protection.
The basement and tank area need some heat and that is provided via the
gas furnace fan. To view the temperature in the basement plumbing area, we use
an indoor/outdoor thermometer with the outdoor sensor placed in the basement.
After seeing the basement temperatures drop to 35ºF we installed a small Lasko Personal
Heater on another Lux Thermostat in the basement. This system works great.</span>http://www.luxproducts.com/thermostats/win100.php
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also installed an isolated 15 amp circuit just for the heater. It is a 120 vac duplex
outlet with its own circuit breaker and 12 ga heavy duty extension cord that
plugs directly into the camp ground power pedestal. Last summer the Lasko ran 150
nights and we had NO problems.</span>
Edited by: Kamper Dave