Caravan heaters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including electric and gas heaters. Caravan heating is a necessity when travelling to cold climates with your caravan. Although, caravan insulation has greatly improved since caravans were first created, they can still become incredibly cold during inclement weather. Heaters are hard to find on the UK High Street, but are readily available online. Read this article to find out.
Caravan parts stores
There are many websites dedicated to selling camping and caravanning heaters where you will find the perfect heater to suit your requirements. Use an Internet search engine and enter "caravan heaters" to find a great number of shops selling all types of caravan heaters, as well as alternatives such as thick, comfortable bedding and insulation foam. When buying heaters, you must consider whether you will have any electrical power outlet available to you, as it is no use in buying an electric caravan heater if you do not have a socket to plug it in to.
Heater health and safety
Make sure that you read the instruction manual thoroughly before you use your caravan heater.
Although, the risks posed by caravan heaters are remotely low, there are still some basic health and safety guidelines. You should follow these to ensure that you are both getting the best out of your equipment and that you are not endangering any of your caravan occupants. One of the most obvious and commonly cited examples is the use of gas-powered caravan heaters inside the vehicle. Users should note that this is safe only if their caravan is well-ventilated. Think about whether you can provide a well-ventilated caravan for a gas powered heater, otherwise you should only consider to purchase an electrically powered heater.
High Street Caravan heaters are difficult to track down on the High Street. Some independent camping stores may be able to provide you with a basic caravan heater, while only a handful of major, nationwide stores will stock caravan heaters. Visit major stores such as large Tesco supermarkets, John Lewis, Argos and Halfords and ask a staff member if they store stocks any caravan heaters. If you do not find anything in the High Street, use a telephone directory or the Internet to find your nearest caravan parts and accessories shop. Note that these are more commonly found in UK holiday hotspots, such as the countryside or near the seaside.