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Tiny space heater comes in handy in an RV

We have written about this very small space heater before, but it’s been a while.

The Lasko My Heat® heater is not meant to heat a room, but a very small space. On cold days, l place mine on my desk — just a foot or so away from me, or on the floor close to my feet when they’re cold. In the dead of winter, when temps are really low, I’ll leave it running in my motorhome’s small bathroom. It won’t make the room cozy-warm, but it will keep the chill off.

It uses a mere 200 watts. Compare that to most regular space heaters that use about 750 watts on low power or 1,200 or 1,500 watts on high. When my 50-amp motorhome is only plugged into a 30-amp hookup, I need to be careful about how much power I use; the Lasko takes so little power it will barely register on my control panel’s monitor. I’ve had my little heater for at least six years and it’s never failed me.

It measures about 6 inches high and 4 inches wide and deep, and has a six-foot cord.

For RVers, this device is handy, especially for anyone who is always cold. If one member of the household is always hot, and another always cold, this is a way to warm up the colder person without the other breaking out in a sweat.

Of course, Amazon has it.

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Bob Palin
1 month ago

According to Amazon I just bought the last one they have, I’m going to use it in my fiver’s storage area to keep the batteries and fresh water tank above freezing. Hopefully 200W will be enough or I’ll have to buy the next one that Amazon has in stock as well.

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Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Palin

Well, I just checked and now it just says “Arrives after Christmas.” I sometimes wonder about their so-called “available inventory” (my term, not theirs). Have a good night, Bob. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Joseph Phebus
1 month ago

Great for the wet bays in sub-freezing weather and plugged in.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

Great idea, Chuck; thank you! This will be perfect for our RV bathroom!

Bob M
1 month ago

Even with 50 amp hookup you have to watch what you’re using. I made the mistake of using a toaster inside and a Blackstone elect griddle outside at the same time and it blew the CB. You think with the extra cost of 50 amps they’d put some receptacles on a separate CB. Plus Jayco had the fridge on the same circuit. The Blackstone electric griddle cooks breakfast better than my new GE electric kitchen range in my house.

Mitzi Agnew Giles and Ed Giles
1 year ago

In a small camper (17 ft LilSnoozy molded fiberglass) with proper nightclothes (warm, NOT cotton NOT flannel. Fleece, acrylic, silk, angora, wool, unders, sox and knit cap better choices) and an ambient temp outside greater than 24*F, this type of little heater keeps me very comfortable at night (Oh yeah, non cotton non flannel sheets and a fleece blanket or two instead of a cotton quilt) I prefer not using the bigger heater that came with as it winds up with me being overheated when dressed properly.

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