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Old 08-24-2015, 06:15 AM   #11
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Use the furnace to get your unit warmed up, then a cube heater can maintain unless it's really cold. Just set furnace to a lower setting to kick on if elec heater can't keep up. We usually set it about 65
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:28 AM   #12
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What a timely question, the grass this morning had a white sugar coating and felt kind of crunchy - no kidding .
We use a Presto Heat Dish (Costco many years ago) with infinite temp. settings and tip over protection.





Tip over protection is a must due to my 4 legged baby. I think all modern electric heaters have it now. If not they should.

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Old 08-24-2015, 09:41 AM   #13
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I have to add that the heatpump on the AC is our first choice as long as the temps are above freezing. This morning it raised the temperature from 15 C to 22 C in under 15 minutes - I was impressed since the outside temperature was only + 1 C but the sun was out.
Sorry, to lazy to convert
My previous 5er had a heat pump attachment to the AC but this one doesn't. Wish it did but don't think I can add it to this AC unit. If I could that would be my first choice.


That is why I decided to look at the ceramic heaters. Figure I can put a portable on the kitchen counter and at night put the fan on continuous to heat the bedroom area.

I can do the conversions for you. 15 C to 22C is 59' F to 72 F, +1 is 34 F.

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:08 AM   #14
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Use the furnace to get your unit warmed up, then a cube heater can maintain unless it's really cold. Just set furnace to a lower setting to kick on if elec heater can't keep up. We usually set it about 65
Looks like your Rockwood is similar to mine so guessing it has a 30,000 btu furnace. Keeping it set around 63 to 65 just in case is a good idea. With a good ceramic heater it probably won't be needed though. Just hate to waist the propane if I am paying for the electric.

I would run the furnace while setting up to get to a decent temperature. It shouldn't take long to get the trailer warmed up.

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:14 AM   #15
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I agree... why not use the CG power for heating (unless metered).

Here in the Pacific Northwest a good electric heater is nice to have.
It provides nice dry heat with air movement, several settings, quiet running, reliable and safe.

This is what we use: Caframo True North Deluxe Space Heater <link

I have it set @ the frost protection setting during winter lay-up.
It is just enough to keep it dry with air movement as it cycles on cold winter days.

Tip: I placed a strip of reflective tape across the top front edge to prevent giving it a field goal (kicking it accidentally) .

Hope this helps

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:27 AM   #16
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If I'm on shore power I use 2 ceramic heaters 1200 watt on low and 1500 on high setting. I keep one in the bedroom on low and the other one down stairs on low or high and then set the temp on the electric fireplace to help the ceramic ones if its needed. Keeps us toasty. If we are boondocking during the day and the sun is out I'll run one of the ceramic heaters on low off the Solar power/inverter while running the central propane heater. At night we just use the central propane heater till the sun comes up the next day. I can make 35 amps off my solar panels so we can use 1 ceramic heater all day off the inverter pretty much to supplement the central propane heater. If its cloudy then its all from the propane central heater.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:28 AM   #17
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I just run the furnace, Camp in comfort 😎
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:52 AM   #20
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We purchased a heater like this about 8 years ago and have used it in our house and in our RV each year. During the camping season it stays in the fifth wheel and then when we close up the RV, it comes in the house for supplemental heat.

It works great and is infrared, so there is little to no chance of causing a fire by getting too close to furniture or material. It is fan forced and distributes the heat well.

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