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Old 01-03-2015, 10:44 PM   #1
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Heater help please

I have a 2013 sunseeker, I bought a 1500 watt heater which continuously blew all breakers in the rv..this happened when I ploughed into a house and at a rv park. Can anyone tell me is there a certain type of heater I should have?
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:56 PM   #2
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I use a 1500w heater in my GT with no problem. The GT is hooked to my power pedistal with a 30 amp cord. I would occasionally blow the carport circuit breaker before I had the 30 amp recepticle installed.

If you are trying to run it on 15 amps, then I would try a smaller heater or run it on low power. I don't think it should blow the fuses inside the unit unless you are running other things on the same circuit.
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That makes no sense at all, UNLESS the heater itself is bad. Try another one if possible. Does that heater work ok plugged into a regular receptacle in your house?
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It was a new heater from Wal-Mart. Never used it anywhere else. We were on the road camping
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Stop at a rest area or some place where there is an outlet and plug the heater in that.
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Plug it directly into the campground power pedestal, preferably the 15 or 20 amp receptacle. If it trips their breaker you have a defective heater.
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Stop at a rest area or some place where there is an outlet and plug the heater in that.
Also what else do you have plugged in in your unit on the same circuit.
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This is less likely than a defective heater, but do any of the receptacles you tried in your Sunseeker have other things on the same circuit? Television?


The convertor is on one of the breakers that serves receptacles, and it could be pulling a lot of amps if the coach batteries are really low. The refrigerator and furnace require 12 volts when running, so they are adding to the convertor's load.
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Even if you have a defective heater or are overloading that one breaker, it should not blow "all" the breakers in the RV. If the entire RV is loosing power, you are tripping the main breaker which means the total RV draw is over 30A. You can't run that heater on high (1500 watts) while running the HW heater on electric as well as other things ( Tv etc). Turn off major current hogs ( HW heater ect) and try again.
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If you are trying to run it on 15 amps, then I would try a smaller heater or run it on low power. I don't think it should blow the fuses inside the unit unless you are running other things on the same circuit.

According to OP, it's not a question of fuses (12v side) but breakerS (odd but on 110v side).


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