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Old 12-26-2015, 12:10 PM   #11
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:22 PM   #12
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Running (2) heater's from (1) Ex cord plugged into a (Power Bar) running across a Rockwood slide that is Covered with Carpet sounds like a (FIRE) Trap!! A Cord and Power Bar that would be Heavy enough to power (2) Heaters would be Large and Heavy!
x2... even one heater on most indoor extension cords could be a serious overload if run on high (1500w). You need at least 14 guage for that draw (see about 2/3 of the way down here) and I think you'll only find that in one designed for an air conditioner. Every lawyer-written tag I've seen recently on space heaters say to never use with an extension cord.

One of the reasons I went with the GCP1 and the heavy exterior cord was that its rated for over 1500w end-to-end and no cord will be degraded over time by snaking it through an opening that is not intended to have anything snaked through it (and the cord can't be pinched by any trim). This way I felt safe bending the no-extension-cord rule.
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:33 PM   #13
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What kind of connection is that at the box? If you plug it in with exposed prongs on that end of the cord (male connections on both ends of the cord) that would be seriously dangerous and illegal. Always use something made for the purpose.
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12 gauge cord and one heater only to be safe.
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What kind of connection is that at the box? If you plug it in with exposed prongs on that end of the cord (male connections on both ends of the cord) that would be seriously dangerous and illegal. Always use something made for the purpose.
When in the desert, do as desert dwellers do........nothing here to have made a proper connection.......plan'n on correcting when I get back home.........if fire insurance isn't used in mean time
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Old 12-26-2015, 01:17 PM   #16
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X 2 what pipeman said only take 5 minutes to complete almost always another 120 receptacle in campground box just plug in
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Old 12-26-2015, 01:44 PM   #17
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Extension Cord Hole Cover

This is an easy to install cable/cord hatch that you could use and has a cover to seal the opening. I found it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Running (2) heater's from (1) Ex cord plugged into a (Power Bar) running across a Rockwood slide that is Covered with Carpet sounds like a (FIRE) Trap!! A Cord and Power Bar that would be Heavy enough to power (2) Heaters would be Large and Heavy! Youroo!!
Absolutely agree with Youroo. I'm an electrical engineer; this is an "OMG", a fire waiting to happen. A run-of-the-mill power strip is not adequate to serve two heaters, and most shouldn't be used for even one heater.
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Remember that when you run just one heater in your RV, you're basically running it on an extension cord. It's just a heavy duty extension cord.

So the issue isn't using an extension cord, it's using a heavy duty extension cord that's designed for the load you're going to put on it.

The reason the manufacturer will tell you not to use an extension cord is to cover their butts: they know the Average Joe will grab one of those skinny little cords for lamps and plug a 1500W heater into it!!!
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X2.....With this trailer not hav'n an electricl outlet in the slide, I'm add'n one from outside to dinnet bench area, under front edge of seat...only for charging, adding machine.
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