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Old 11-09-2009
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I was checking the freeze heaters to see if they worked. The front one under the kitchen sink works fine, but the one under the bed dosen't. I haven't checked out the problem yet, but was wondering... Where can I find a replacement, if I need one?
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The better thinking among owners is to get rid of the freeze heaters. They seem to be cheaply made and present a potential fire hazard. Search discussions on this subject and I think you will agree.
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Jim,

My freeze heaters are more like domestic toasters! The rear one under the bed, had a cracked plastic housing and although it was working, I did not trust it, so it's out of there. The wiring to and the T-stat (heavy duty Dayton unit) are in good shape. I have been looking for a replacement too and wondering if a very short section of electric baseboard would do the trick?

...or, is it important to have a blower on the heater too? If so, Pelonis makes some nice ceramic heaters but I have not seen one small enough.

I have the same arrangement against the outside wall beneath the kitchen base cabinet. I'm still using it, but looking for an alternative

If you find something, let us know.

Thanks,
NH Bill
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Thats whats in my '87 pt. Baseboard heaters, something like this...

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/3UG76?Pid=search

Behind the kitchen, under the bed by the water tank, and behind the bed near the water heater.
Might be more but I havent found them.

HTH, Joe



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Jim,

I have been looking for a replacement too and wondering if a very short section of electric baseboard would do the trick?
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Jim,

My freeze heaters are more like domestic toasters! The rear one under the bed, had a cracked plastic housing and although it was working, I did not trust it, so it's out of there. The wiring to and the T-stat (heavy duty Dayton unit) are in good shape. I have been looking for a replacement too and wondering if a very short section of electric baseboard would do the trick?

...or, is it important to have a blower on the heater too? If so, Pelonis makes some nice ceramic heaters but I have not seen one small enough.

I have the same arrangement against the outside wall beneath the kitchen base cabinet. I'm still using it, but looking for an alternative

If you find something, let us know.

Thanks,
NH Bill
Hey Bill,

Happy New Year to you and Lisa. I was wondering if you have found any alternative the current heaters that most of us have. I have one out under the sink and I was hoping to repair or replace it, but thinking more of replacing with something different after seeing this thread.
Hope all is well.
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Up here in the frozen North we can get many types of what is called interior car heaters, these are great little usually metal box type heaters especially made for use inside tight spaces, they would be an excellent alternative to what we currently have....Brands that come to mind at Tempro, etc, if you google Canadian tire or Princess Auto you should have some luck....If shipping is a problem give me a PM and might be able to help.

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Those heaters like NH Bill posted are very nice and quiet.
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The better thinking among owners is to get rid of the freeze heaters. They seem to be cheaply made and present a potential fire hazard. Search discussions on this subject and I think you will agree.
Hey Tommy, I know this is an old post that I am replying to but I just saw it. I thought it was that pipe wrap heat tape stuff that was the problem and not the electric heaters…not sure though???
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Robert, you are correct about the pipe wrap. Don't forget, some coaches had that heat pad under the fresh water tank that needs to be disconnected.
I have seen quite a few coaches with scorched tanks, and scorched floors.
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Bill, Northern Tool has a 1500 watt heater thats pretty much the same size as the ones in your coach and mine. The heater is made by "Caframo" and the Northern Tool part /item number is #33199-1101. They are $79.99 each. They are made out of steel and have an antifreeze setting. I bought two to replace the ones in my Bird. Northern Tool hone number is (800) 533-5545
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