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Old 10-05-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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Heat Strip

I posted earlier about installing a heat strip in the AC of my 30DS. I've been experimenting to see what kind of ambient temperatures it can deal with. A few weeks ago the temperature went down to 48 degreed and with the thermostat set to 71 the internal coach temp was 68 after a night at that temp. Last night the temp here went down to 38 and with the thermostat set at 71 again the temp in the coach went down to 63. The furnace took about 50 minutes to bring the temp from 63 to 71. The furnace also heats the basement the heat strip does not so if it's gonna get sub freezing the furnace will be required to protect your plumbing. I'm planning a trip to the Florida pan handle this winter (Feb) and hoping I can do most of my RV's heating with the RV parks electricity and not my propane.
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
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I have a little space heater, and that handles most of my Cooler Weather (30s and 40s) Camping in my Hybrid.
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:36 PM   #3
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I looked into the space heaters and considered them. The heat strip was surprisingly affordable less than some of the floor heaters I was looking at. The negatives to me about the floor heater is that floor space is a valuable RV commodity and a potential safety issue depending on what heater you buy. The heat strip runs on the existing a/c circuit breaker so no chance of it overloading one of the plug in sockets and lastly it will control the temperature with the wall mounted thermostat.
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