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rvshrinker wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

Lots of semi-permanent campers have large (100 gallons or more) tanks set up outside the camper.
Though I would think electric would be cheaper.


I’m sorry I’m so dumb, but I thought the heat reqired propane? I plan to install electricity anyway. Is there a way to run the heat with 50A shore power?

No, you’re not. I wasn’t clear enough. When we are hooked up to power, we use a ceramic heater to keep warm.
The propane furnace will burn through a lot of gas in a short while. I would think that electric heat would cost less. I would have propane for the water heater.


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Hi,

I heat 100% electrically at -37 c (-34 f). My peak load is about 7100 watts.

rvshrinker wrote:

I’m sorry I’m so dumb, but I thought the heat reqired propane? I plan to install electricity anyway. Is there a way to run the heat with 50A shore power?



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