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Old 10-08-2015, 02:10 PM   #31
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We are full time also, however we don't have any home bases. Since we just started we don't know where we want to spend that much time, we want to see more places. I gore they can get to everything cause we probably won't be back this way anytime soon and I will tell Randy hi for you.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:34 PM   #32
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I bought two tall Bionaire 1500 watt heaters. I have no idea what Amps they draw but they will not run on the same circuit. They have a safety switch on the bottom so tipping over is not a safety concern. I think I bought them at Costco.

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1500 watts divided by 120 volts should give an amp draw of around 12.5 amps??

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Old 10-08-2015, 05:45 PM   #33
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Thanks Boo. I always forget that formula.
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:02 PM   #34
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Thanks Boo. I always forget that formula.
You shouldn't, its only been stated about 10 times in this thread. LOL!

Bottom line, you can't run two heaters on one circuit if you are running one on high, 1500 watts setting. Not even on a 20 amp GFI which most do not have. With a 12.5 to 13 amp load there is not much more you can run on that circuit. Add anything else and the breaker will trip on time (80% X 15 = 12). At 12 amps the breaker will start to get hot and eventually trip.

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Old 10-09-2015, 10:32 PM   #35
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Some how your formula doesn't work. If all the 30 amp fitted RV's had only 25 amps available, there would be a lot of unhappy campers! My training was to us a full rated breaker for the circuit design and according to NEC code you the must use cable supply of load plus 15% or 34.5 amps in this case.


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Old 10-10-2015, 08:28 AM   #36
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Some how your formula doesn't work. If all the 30 amp fitted RV's had only 25 amps available, there would be a lot of unhappy campers! My training was to us a full rated breaker for the circuit design and according to NEC code you the must use cable supply of load plus 15% or 34.5 amps in this case.


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Vince,

Sense you did not quote anyone we do not know who you are commenting to or what you are remarking about.

Whose formula doesn't work, which formula are you referencing?

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Back to the original problem...heater was still inconsistent at best, it would work and then not work. We could go to bed and have it working (even cycling on and off with the set temp) but then wake up in the early morning only to find it had tried to light but failed and locked itself out. Then I would have to manually shut it off and on several times before it would light again (just blowing cold 2 or 3 times).
So we were back at FR and they ended up changing out the Domestic thermostat and it worked there, it even worked for me when checking it out. Well, it didn't last very long and it's back to its old tricks and here it is the weekend again and have to wait for Monday to go back.
Just to put this into perspective, I bought a $20 ceramic heater that works perfectly all night long, but they can't get the heater to work reliably on a $180K motorhome. Very very frustrated and dissapointed still...
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Back to the original problem...heater was still inconsistent at best, it would work and then not work. We could go to bed and have it working (even cycling on and off with the set temp) but then wake up in the early morning only to find it had tried to light but failed and locked itself out. Then I would have to manually shut it off and on several times before it would light again (just blowing cold 2 or 3 times).
So we were back at FR and they ended up changing out the Domestic thermostat and it worked there, it even worked for me when checking it out. Well, it didn't last very long and it's back to its old tricks and here it is the weekend again and have to wait for Monday to go back.
Just to put this into perspective, I bought a $20 ceramic heater that works perfectly all night long, but they can't get the heater to work reliably on a $180K motorhome. Very very frustrated and dissapointed still...
Time to DEMAND they change the heater out, not just the stat. At the very least make them install a new control board.

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Time to DEMAND they change the heater out, not just the stat. At the very least make them install a new control board.

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That's what I was beginning to think. That should be interesting in that now they will see the quality of their own installation of the heater that the dealer had to fix (which was mickey mouse also) but at least secured.
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:16 AM   #40
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Time to DEMAND they change the heater out, not just the stat. At the very least make them install a new control board.

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With diesel division he will not have to demand anything. I guarantee Randy will be all over this Monday morning. Demanding is almost never the best approach when getting service work done. Especially at FR Diesel.
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