Is It Safe to Use a Space Heater in an RV?

If you plan on RV living in cold weather, a backup heating source is necessary. You'll want something in case the propane runs out or the furnace stops working. Additionally, running an electric space heater in an RV may be cheaper than propane.

But is it safe? Read on to learn why the answer isn't necessarily as simple as “yes” or “no”.

Fire Hazards


Did You Know?

The majority of RV fires are engine-related. The number two cause of RV fires is not space heaters but refrigerators.

Fire Hazards


Check Your Outlets

The wires and/or outlets in some RVs are not made to withstand the draw of an electric space heater.

Safety Guidelines


Don't forget

Follow NFPA guidelines when using any space heater. Swipe up to read them.

Recommended Space Heaters

Most RVers accept the risk of space heaters and choose from these top rated options. Swipe up to read. 

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