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Old 06-09-2015, 07:55 PM   #61
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I do. I carry a heavy extension cord and run it out through a slide seal to the pedestal and run the heater with that. The trailer breakers will handle the heater fine. But they won't handle the heater AND the coffee maker!
ah, another good idea, thanks. Two most important things to me in the morning coffee and heat. We are camped in Maine and it's pretty cool here at night and in the morning.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:59 PM   #62
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The extra cord to the pedestal does not always work. If you have a 30A pedestal, there are generally three of those ganged a little further upstream to another breaker box with 100A breakers. If all thee sites on one 100A breaker use the extra cord to the pedestal trick then the 100A breaker will trip and all three sites will be out.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:06 PM   #63
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The extra cord to the pedestal does not always work. If you have a 30A pedestal, there are generally three of those ganged a little further upstream to another breaker box with 100A breakers. If all thee sites on one 100A breaker use the extra cord to the pedestal trick then the 100A breaker will trip and all three sites will be out.
Thanks for the tip. The pedestal I'm at has a 50a and 30a, I'm using the 30a for the camper, will the heater with a cord work with that with out tripping everyone off? Can I just plug the heater in the camper wall socket on 30a with any problems?
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:21 PM   #64
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I use a 1500 watt heater just plugged in inside the trailer, usually. I set the t-stat at about 65 so the heater will come on if needed. I haven't noticed it on even once, and we usually camp in winter... albeit usually in southern Oklahoma or Arkansas. It doesn't get that cold down in these parts... usually... I use the stove and make individual cups of coffee, so no coffee maker to worry about. I also use a $90- Oster toaster oven instead of the oven in the camper... with much better results. I do have to remember to turn off the heater to use that.
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The pedestal I'm at has a 50a and 30a, I'm using the 30a for the camper, will the heater with a cord work with that with out tripping everyone off? Can I just plug the heater in the camper wall socket on 30a with any problems?
You will not have a problem using the pedestal, it should have 100 amps serving it. If you plug the heater into the camper wall socket you might trip
a breaker in the trailer if you are using an other high amp appliance (coffee maker, toaster or electric kettle.
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Call FR and see if the local dealer can fix the pump and pay you for any expenses that you have to pay to get it fixed. Also is there a mobile RV repair company in your area that would repair the trailer under warranty?
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:10 PM   #67
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Can I just plug the heater in the camper wall socket on 30a with any problems?
Yes, but....

You have to actively manage your power usage. Turn off the heater before making coffee, provided the coffee maker and heater are both on the same breaker inside the trailer.

Not a big deal. And if you trip a breaker, just reset the thing.
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Have you solved the CD playing issue?

If not, I would remove the unit, and check if the factory transport screw was removed by the FR installer. This screw is in the rear of the unit and has a tag attached to it telling the installer to remove it. If it is still there, that's the problem and a very easy fix.
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With your oven you now have heat. Set it for 250 and you will be warm. Just crack a window open for a little oxygen. Don't sleep with it on. We camped when I was a kid with out a heater or even a oven. Just a 3 burner cooktop and a flower pot, that was a radiant heater on top of the stove and a propane light like a coleman lantern, never was cold.
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Have you solved the CD playing issue?

If not, I would remove the unit, and check if the factory transport screw was removed by the FR installer. This screw is in the rear of the unit and has a tag attached to it telling the installer to remove it. If it is still there, that's the problem and a very easy fix.
I have not fixed the CD player yet, thanks for the tip. I will check that next.
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