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Posted: 02/24/12 03:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remember that water freezes at 32 degreeeeeessss . . .

And you should be just fine then.

Keep the plumbing warm .

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Posted: 02/24/12 04:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have a 50 amp system you might be able to get away with running a "few" 1500 watt heaters, but about two will pretty well max out a 30 amp system. Nothing WRONG with using free electricity to heat your RV but if you're paying for the electric on a meter you'll PROBABLY find that LP is cheaper to use and it is CERTAINLY the safest means of heating your RV.


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I use one in the kitchen on top of the stove cover and one in the bathroom. Set them to low and adjust with the thermostat for comfort. In Florida I would rarely need more than that.


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FunnyCamper wrote:

instead of using their propane heat, does anyone just bring a few heaters (ceramic or any electric heater) and use those instead?


Extremely widespread!

With the spinoff of a zillion other threads about campgrounds prohibiting, or charging for it because either they don't want to pay the electric and/or their system gets over loaded.

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Yesterday I went down to the park office, They had a package for me from AmericannRVCompany.. Inside was a Dinosaure Fan-50+furnace control board. which is one of two "universal" replacement boards Dinosaur makes, This same board works with both selected ATTWOOD and selected Surburan models. as it has multiple "Personalities" depending on a jumper.

So.. I have used electric heaters all winter.

I have installed two dedicated high current (20 amp) outlets These are house hold 15/20 amp outlets, each outlet is wired back to a breaker which is dedicated to it and nothing else, using 12ga wire, This is not the standard way to wire a motor home. These are special. They are also a different color.

I also have a dedicated "Extension cord" (Also hd) which runs to a plug on the outside (in a bay) for a 3rd heater. We have had two nights in the 25-26 range, The first we were a bit chilly since we moved that day and the rig got cold, the 2nd we were comfortable (I can plug in another 1000 watts into a common RV outlet if I must)


However.. Let's just say Dinosaur boards has me feeling "Warm all over" and leave it at that.

By the way.. That dino board appears to be very well built, and if what I think happened to the OEM.. Well Dino (it appears) thinks that way too, they put a protective device on the board which should prevent it from happening again.


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Just a note on for those with a large inverter that passes the AC to all the outlets. They usually have a pass through amp rating of 30 amps. You should never run two 1500 watt heaters and running one could shorten the life of your inverter because the load is continuous.
See if you have an outlet that is not supplied by inverter pass through to run your heater. If you have room in your main AC breaker panel install a 20 amp breaker and a receptacle for your heater like has already been mentioned.


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Hi,

I use several small electric heaters from 200 watts up to 1500 watts. Generally I'll run the large 1500 watt heater on the low setting.


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The ones I have used are either to hot or to cold.we use a Lux thermostat from Amazon does a great jobLink





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A while ago...OK, not that long ago. I went looking for electric heaters, for when I am on shore power or running the generator and came up with a dual purpose unit. It's am Electric fireplace AND a 2 power level electric heater. Pretty, great ambiance...well, yeah...a bit romantic.

I wrote an article about it for the rv newsletter you can read it here:

http://www.thewanderman.com/2012/02/cozy-nights-by-fire-in-rv-part-one.html

I like them....hopefully enough people will complain that they are only available in bright red...a more neutral color would be great.

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Posted: 02/25/12 05:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wonderful info and thanks everyone


that little fireplace is cool. yea red. another color would be nice actually.


I think in a short bit the small heaters should be on sale since the colder season is almost over. will be checking out sales. I am thinking 1 smaller and one larger type unit should work well.

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