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Old 10-06-2011, 08:39 PM   #11
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I discovered all my outlets run through the GFI in the bathroom when I fried it trying to run two heaters at the same time. I added a breaker and an outlet so I now have a dedicated outlet for my heater, and when it is really chilly I do the cord through the slide trick.

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Old 10-07-2011, 07:40 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by K_and_I View Post
I tripped the breaker running both heaters at 750 watts. (trying to spread heat over the camper). It's supposed to get into the 20's tonight, so I went to a local Lowes and found a 14 ga extension cord with a thin male end. I was able to push that through from the inside out, so I'm sitting here with one heater working at 1500 watts and one at 750 so I can run bed warmer, laptop charger, cell phone charger, etc. Who said roughing it had to be so hard?
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:39 AM   #13
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u may check the other outlets inside the camper. on mine, just the kitchen, bathroom, tv, (basicly most of the outlets on that side of the trailer) are on the gf. other outlets aren't. may try seeing if u have another outlet u could run a cord between heater and outlet inside the trailer. if u start tripping ur main or the campground main, u will have to run the extension to the outside source.
u should be able to run an extension cord thru the slide with it only partly extended then extend it (the slide) the remainder of the way.
some slides don't compress the seal the same amt all the way around. with the slide out, u may check for the amt of gap to see if there is a better place to locate the cord.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:48 PM   #14
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Thanks for responding, Jim and all. I did try all outlets to see if by chance one was not on the same breaker. The only one on a different breaker is the one for the water heater in a front pass through storage compartment. That does me no good. I may add another breaker and outlet by the converter at some point, but for now, as you said, when the slide is part way out, I can get a cord through and I found a place where the gasket does not pinch it too tightly

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