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Old 10-17-2015, 04:48 PM   #11
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I always use an electric heater in addition to the electric fireplace. I bought a NOCO GCP1 120V power inlet and installed it in the side of the end of the slide near the 30A inlet just for the extra heater. The furnace is set to come on only if the electric heaters can't keep up (and it did a few times last week where I was camping with only 15A outlets and it went into the mid 30's overnight).

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Old 10-17-2015, 05:04 PM   #12
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Last year I found (2) Vornado Vortex heaters on clearance at BB&B. They have a 750W setting so that I can run (1) near the master & (1) near the kids' bunk area without overloading a circuit. They have thermostats & tip-over protection and run VERY quiet. The fan blade technology pushes more air than cheapo units without being so noisy...

When heating with electric I set the TT's propane heater to 60, just in-case electric fails at night. I also leave the TT's fan on so that warm air circulates through the vents. This has kept our water lines from freezing when the nights dip into freezing temps...

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Old 10-17-2015, 05:58 PM   #13
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Fireplace and electric blankets help a bunch. But size of the tanks is a major factor as well. Our 35' has tanks that hold 7 lbs of pp. in cooler weather (30-55') a tank lasts a week or more. I leave 1 tank off & switch when the other is empty. That is usually about
3 am.
Campers World near us has a 20% discount on Tuesday & Wednesday with a Good Sam card. That works out to $13 to $16 per tank.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:29 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by B and B View Post
We have 10 cm of snow coming tomorrow. We are camping next weekend in this. Just use fireplace and furnace. Propane costs $18 for 30 lbs, not really that much. We can run 4-5 days at 32 D F on one 30 lb tank for heat/stove/BBQ/Hot water heater.
Yikes that a bunch of money for a refill compared to my $8 per 20 # bottle. Later RJD
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:32 PM   #15
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Get a ceramic heater and use it. Use the electric your paying for and save $$ on propane your not using.

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Old 10-18-2015, 10:08 AM   #16
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great forum...this is our first fall camping experience with our WJ and early morning temps last week were low 40s high 30s.

aceinspp: I'm moving to GA.... $18 /20# & $27/30# and we carry 2 30# tanks in our WJ.

stufremont: I agree with the idea if you are paying for elec use it. We have a 1500W ceramic heater we use in the evening (living rm area) and early morning (bath rm and bedrm area). We shut the hallway doors to the bathrm & bedrm and use the elec heater in the mornings...nice to get dress when its warm. We set the furnace to 62 for the overnight to keep the chill off in the TT. One thing we did notice with the elec heater is we couldn't fire-up the elec coffee maker at the same time. We decided COFFEE first....
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:44 AM   #17
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Aceinspp, I haven't seen propane anywhere in the country for under two bucks a gallon in a long time. $18 for a 30 lb tank is a great price.

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Old 10-18-2015, 10:59 AM   #18
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Aceinspp, I haven't seen propane anywhere in the country for under two bucks a gallon in a long time. $18 for a 30 lb tank is a great price.
I would feel like I was getting ripped of if I paid $18.00 to fill a 30 lb tank. Here, in Amish country, at the Amish hardware store, I pay 30 cents a pound. That equals $9.00 to fill a completely empty 30 lb tank.

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One thing we did notice with the elec heater is we couldn't fire-up the elec coffee maker at the same time. We decided COFFEE first....
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