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    when you haven't run an electric heater several months, dust will collect on the heating element .... that dust will burn the first time you turn on the heater .... in addition to smelling bad, the camper's smoke detector will go nuts ... this is doubly true when you do this with two Vornado heaters at the same time .. ... next year I need to remember to turn them on outside first .... what are the odds of that happening :sack:

    Jim
    Jim
    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
    '16 Camaro RS

  • #2
    Seems to me, with anything electrical, once it quits smoking, its no good....
    Joe
    '05 36 TK3 Mobiles Suites
    '09 F450 4x4--put out to pasture
    '10 F450 4x4--new to me
    First wife, back to 3 Yorkies
    Livin to go campin
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    • #3
      with me, if it don't smoke its wired correctly but with these heaters, the extent of the wiring needed is to plug them in ..

      Jim
      Jim
      '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
      '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
      '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
      '16 Camaro RS

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      • #4
        We store ours in a plastic bag just for this reason. Can still smell slightly butl never any smoke.
        David & Bonnie (1 Female Cat)
        2004 Sunnybrook Titan 31 BWKS w/bed slide
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        2004 Sliverado Dually D/A
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        • #5
          good idea .... knowing me, I'll fully intend to put them in a bag but will not get around to doing so ..

          Jim
          Jim
          '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
          '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
          '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
          '16 Camaro RS

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          • #6
            I store ours in a box and when I take them out for the winter I use my air compressor to blow them out real well then set them outside and run on high for a few minutes and no smoke or smell.
            Papa Bob
            2008 32' Brookside 275FWRKS by Sunnybrook
            2002 Ford F250 SD 7.3L PSD
            Trailair Equa-Flex, Riderite Air Bags
            Champion C46540

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            • #7
              We use a "larger" tub for seasonal items. Primarily, the two Lasko stand-alone heaters are in it during the summer and the two Hunter oscillating fans are in it during the winter.

              Now, if the wife's "personal summer" kicks on, I get to go to the "seasonal" tub pretty often. Thankfully, that is getting better as she ages.

              Oddly enough, having used the Lasko heaters since we started full-timing in 2011, we've never had the odor issue to the point of setting off the detectors. I simply get them from the tub, plug them in, and away they go.

              Terry
              Terry and Jo

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