Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr IT's COLD IN HOUSTON!!!!!

Wednesday, December 7 –  With the temperatures dipping to the low 30's overnight and the daytime temperatures struggling to get over 50 degrees, it's time to break out the Vanguard Blue Flame propane heater. We store this in the basement of the motor home during the warmer times of the year.


We run the overhead electric heat pump (part of our air conditioner) when we can, but once the temperatures drop below 40* it isn't very efficient. We prefer the electric heater because here at the Elks Lodge the electric service is figured into you $325 monthly rent. FREE electric!!!

This is how Paul and Bella stay warm in the morning. (Taken before we hooked up the Blue Flame heater).

RV furnaces are very inefficient and don't really put our enough heat. I've heard of RV'ers going through a whole tank of propane in a matter of days using the RV furnace. Our Blue Flame heater is VERY efficient. I think we only filled our propane tank twice last winter (of course we try to stay where temperatures don't drop too low).

These Blue Flame heaters are ventless, so one must be aware of the danger of fumes. It is recommended you crack open a window when using the ventless heaters. As a rule, we NEVER sleep with the ventless heater running. Paul is an early riser, so he turns it on in the morning before Marsha get out of bed. It's nice and toasty by the time Marsha is ready to greet the world.

If you're an RV'er and haven't check out the Blue Flame heaters, we recommend them and suggest to check them out as an economical alternative to the typical RV furnace.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. We've just had ours two evenings now but I love it. The temperature inside is 81 so it's not hard staying warm.

    Thanks for the info on the Blue Flame and letting us know a good place to buy it!

  2. Awe...what a sport, Paul, to heat the motor home before Marsha gets out of bed. My Paul provides the same service. You guys are the best!

  3. Hmmm. The propane heater is intriguing. Do you notice any odor when using it?

  4. Warm is good. I'm glad you get free warm.

  5. We love our little portable propane heater too! Definitely a "must have" for the winter!

  6. nothing nicer or warmer than propane there any odour to it?

  7. I think we need one in our house. We rarely get over 63 degrees in here...too expensive otherwise.

  8. I think we need one in our house. It rarely gets over 63 degrees in here...too expensive otherwise.

  9. It's going down to about 68F here in heater required! But boy, when we were in Nova Scotia in June, we were still using the propane furnace. Should have had one of them Blue Flame ones!

  10. When you have to start heating up the place during the day it is then time to move further south. Having said that by Christmas we will be back in the mountains and the nights will be cold but it should be pretty warm during the day. I love Paul's lap warmer!

    Kevin and Ruth


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