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Old 10-05-2016, 04:46 PM   #21
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Do you only have one 110volt circuit in your trailer? Some of the compact "portable furnaces" infared heaters do an excellent job, they use about as much power as a coffee maker. We use two in our house for the shoulder seasons or to keep the den cosy when the rest of the house in cooler. In Canada, Home Hardware sells one that is less than half the size of most of the home models and fits in a closet when done. I'm sure someone sells something similar in the states. Infared heat works differently than standard resistance heaters, is safer and easier to regulate.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:24 PM   #22
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Most campground 30A pedestals are set up in a tree structure such that three 30A pedestals are protected upstream by a 100A breaker usually in a secured location. If the occupants of the three sites use more than their 30A allocation, it is possible to trip the 100A breaker. This will most likely not make your neighbors happy.

Maybe I'm selfish and uncaring, but I say cross that bridge when (and IF) it comes. You could then easily finish that particular stay running the water heater and fridge on propane.

And on that note...A 30a service RV should easily be able to run a space heater and the fridge on electric, I wonder if the OP should consider running the water heater on propane when using the space heater. It is also possible that they have a defective breaker.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:26 PM   #23
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The breakers are NOT top of the line breakers
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:07 PM   #24
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We plug an oil filled heater in the coach and a heavy extension cord to the pedestal for a small ceramic heater. I also run the fan on the AC to move the heat around. Down to the teens and comfortable. Of course momma's quilts help a lot.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:27 PM   #25
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We use an Edenpure heater, been good so far. Buy a plug in meter. Helps to show your draw.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:30 PM   #26
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Most campground 30A pedestals are set up in a tree structure such that three 30A pedestals are protected upstream by a 100A breaker usually in a secured location. If the occupants of the three sites use more than their 30A allocation, it is possible to trip the 100A breaker. This will most likely not make your neighbors happy.
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Maybe I'm selfish and uncaring, but I say cross that bridge when (and IF) it comes. You could then easily finish that particular stay running the water heater and fridge on propane.

And on that note...A 30a service RV should easily be able to run a space heater and the fridge on electric, I wonder if the OP should consider running the water heater on propane when using the space heater. It is also possible that they have a defective breaker.
And I submit that running a fridge and a heater is no different than running the fridge and an A/C unit, and nobody ever seems to worry about doing that.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:37 PM   #27
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I use this one when it is at the house. 800 watts on high
Soleus Air 800-Watt Halogen Flat Panel Reflective Portable Electric Heater-HR3-08-21 - The Home Depot

My husband's oxygen concentrator puts out enough heat to keep us warm when we are camping, so we rarely need a heater.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:43 PM   #28
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We just use an electric blanket. makes for better cuddling.
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We have used a oil filled heater for years. Has a trio switch, leave it on all the time we out when it is cold. Great for times we have to leave the fur baby in the rv. Nothing for her to get into. Keeps the living area around 60-65 on mid setting. Use propane furnace when we take showers. Otherwise the oilfillef heater does the trick.
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I see a lot of different style heaters all rated as 1500 watts. But I never see what BTUs they produce. I would think that the heater design would effect the BTU output, or am I wrong? Is there some way to calculate BTU output?
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