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We off vaning for Easter I expect it will be a bit chilly lol so what do you folks heat the awning with?

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Hi,

Years ago, when we had an awning, we used a 2000w capacity fan heater but you need to be sure that you've got the capacity on hook up to run it on whatever setting that you feel comfortable with,

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That's a fair sized awning for the Charisma (975?) . .. about the same size as ours.

 

We use a fan heater. 2000W - about 8 amps - initially, when it's available on site, and then turn it down to 1000W.

 

We use it at 1000W in France (where the site only allows 6 amps) and make sure we are vigilant about not turning on other appliances. It's certainly been OK for those chilly September mornings and evenings in the Loire, when it's been about 7 degC outside - but it won't get the awning toasty in these conditions.

 

Using it in GB with 16 amps available I'd expect it to be fine.

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we have a cermaic halogen style heater, which has 3 x 400W bars each can be turned on individually, it works ok and swivels but you physically need to be facing the heater, it doesnt heat the space like a fan heater it is a directional source of heat which is a bit more energy effecient for the task but it can be frustrating to use, if you move away from the direction of the heater you get hit by a cold front.

 

works well for the power requirement it has.

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A fan heater (2kw if poss) and/or a Calor gas fire heats our awning enough to keep a group of friends warm on a chilly Spring evening. The blown air output from the van itself is not too clever though.

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How environmentally unfriendly can you get? Heating an awning, whether gas or electric, just generates loads of CO2. 2000w is enough to heat and light a whole detached house in spring and autumn - an awning has no insulation at all.

 

What's wrong with putting a jumper on or sitting in the caravan - that would take much less heat because of it's insulation.

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Three bar halogen heater in our awning, i only have one bar on just to take the chill off me as i read a book, but it is direct heat not like hot air being blown out.

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Hi Guys

We off vaning for Easter I expect it will be a bit chilly lol so what do you folks heat the awning with?

 

 

Nothing, just put on a fleeece or go inside.

 

 

 

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I'm with julesmart with heating an awning. If it was as easy as going into the caravn, I would be considered a miserable old f*rt by my guests sitting, freezing in the awning.

We use an electric patio heater set at shoulder height so as not to burn the awning roof.

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A good curry and a bottle of grouse and you wont feel the cold. :D:P

 

CHEERS DAZKIM

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How environmentally unfriendly can you get? Heating an awning, whether gas or electric, just generates loads of CO2. 2000w is enough to heat and light a whole detached house in spring and autumn - an awning has no insulation at all.

 

What's wrong with putting a jumper on or sitting in the caravan - that would take much less heat because of it's insulation.

 

So as environmentally unfriendly as your Suberu I would expect. I will have 2 jumpers on probably, I only wanted one to take the chill off. Sorry I asked

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So as environmentally unfriendly as your Suberu I would expect. I will have 2 jumpers on probably, I only wanted one to take the chill off. Sorry I asked

 

What roger's Subaru environmentally unfriendly? Never I've heard that it runs on rosewater and nectar :lol: !

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So as environmentally unfriendly as your Suberu I would expect. I will have 2 jumpers on probably, I only wanted one to take the chill off. Sorry I asked

22 mpg towing so no more environmentally un-friendly than many 4x4s - it's not a turbo Impreza!!

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My father in law got hold of a 3000W blow heater. I use it and it is fantastic. There are two elements in it 2000W and 1000W so that you can adjust it according to the site's current rating.

 

Sorry Roger - I like it warm and i like my awning. :):ph34r:

 

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I'm with DazKim!

 

You wouldn't strap a 2kW heater to the side of your house, so either sit inside, or throw a few more chillies in the curry!!!!!!

 

 

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I'm not 'green police' nor a tree-hugger, but I have never felt the need to heat my awning. I would regard this in the same light as a patio heater - just a waste of energy. If it's too cold for a fleece and a single malt then it doesn't happen. And no, I don't subscribe to the view that global warming is man-made - but energy as we know it is likely to run short in the lifetime of my children. ....

 

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You cant get 10 people inside my van so again I use the fan heater and have the largest Camping Caz light, that throws loads of heat out.

My friends bring theirs and we are as warm as toast.

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A good curry and a bottle of grouse and you wont feel the cold. :D:P

 

CHEERS DAZKIM

 

 

I think I'd prefer to sit in your awning :)

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I think I'd prefer to sit in your awning :)

 

And you and yours would be welcome.

 

CHEERS DAZKIM

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Thanks everyone. Ideas taken on board.

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:P:P I love a cosy awning and a bottle of wine. ... lifes too short for anything else. ... enjoy

 

Warm awning, bottle of red wine, bag of nuts / fruit mixed, a book so good you can't put it down and in the end a little doze . ............................... excellent. :D

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