While RVs have a furnace that runs off propane for a heat source, it’s always good to have something else available to provide heat. Anyone who travels with an RV will have a some sort of portable heater handy. I travel with both a gas powered one that runs on the little green propane bottles and an electric one. This is in case the furnace breaks down or if you are boondocking. Additionally, electric heaters are nice to have when you have full hook-ups. They allow you to save on propane usage because the furnace doesn’t need to run as often.
I wanted to give a review with my experience on the heater I use in my RV. It’s the DeLonghi Mica HMP1500. It’s thin and sleek. It comes with the option of being on casters to be rolled around where you want it. It can also be mounted to a wall. When the heater is on, it doesn’t get hot, so you can touch it anywhere without the danger of being burned. Thus, making it safe around children and pets. It can heat up to 300 square feet of space. The heater is thermostatically controlled and has an auto shut off in the event it gets too hot. The DeLonghi Mica is user-friendly and easy to set up. Once you have the casters attached or mounted to the wall, just plug it in and turn the knobs. The top knob turns the heater on with either Min or Max setting. The bottom knob is numbered for how high a heat you want. It also has a 1-year warranty.
I found it to be a perfect fit in the RV for the following reasons.
- Slim and lightweight – Its slim design allows me to tuck it away under the dinette or behind the recliners when not in use. When it is out and being used, it’s easy to have it in a spot that is not in the way. That’s important when you are in a small space. Weighing at 10 pounds makes it ideal when you want to be conscious of how much weight you put into your RV.
- It heats up quickly. You will not feel cold for very long and at times I’ve had to turn it down because I was getting too warm. I found I can keep it at the minimum 2 setting and be quite comfortable.
- No noise. I’ve not heard any noises when it’s running.
- The heater comes with an internal feature that if tipped over or becomes unstable, it will automatically shut off.
The DeLonghi heater is affordable, too.
I use this heater in my RV all the time. It has met all of my expectations and I honestly don’t have anything negative to say about it.
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