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Old 04-16-2018, 01:10 PM   #1
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What should I order to add heat capabilities to my a/c unit in the bedroom? Is it a heat strip kit and fairly easy to add? Thanks in advance! Curtis
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I think it depends on your air conditioner and if it's prepared for a heat strip to be added.

As part of my new camper purchase, I requested a 3rd A/C with heat strip. They missed the heat strip part and ended up having to order it after the fact. This particular model, it IS just a plug in of the heat strip module and then a replacement thermostat (both ends- the part that interfaces with the camper wiring and the thermostat itself).

But, I've read that there are some models that it isn't as easy.

If I were you, I would find out the manufacturer of your air conditioner and contact them with your serial number to find out what it takes.
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I think it depends on your air conditioner and if it's prepared for a heat strip to be added.

As part of my new camper purchase, I requested a 3rd A/C with heat strip. They missed the heat strip part and ended up having to order it after the fact. This particular model, it IS just a plug in of the heat strip module and then a replacement thermostat (both ends- the part that interfaces with the camper wiring and the thermostat itself).

But, I've read that there are some models that it isn't as easy.

If I were you, I would find out the manufacturer of your air conditioner and contact them with your serial number to find out what it takes.
That's what I'll do. I believe that the living area has the heat strips but the bedroom does not, so I will look at the manuals tonight or look at the unit itself. I would rather run the central heat and lay off the propane usage, afterall, when you are paying b the night and have electric expenses included, why not use the central heat! LOL
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:20 PM   #4
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The one I installed just plugged in.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:58 PM   #5
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The experience I have had with the add on heat strips just suck. Not much heat at all. Just get one of those ceramic heaters works for me...
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