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Old 04-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Electric heater

So my wife wants to know why our rig doesn't have an electric & propane heater. It has just propane. Just wondering if anyone knows of a mod or replacement propane or electric heater retrofit? I did some research and can't find a model that is a fixed unit. Do they even make such a heater? She wants to be able to use propane while away from shore power and electric while hooked up. If possible I'd like to take out the propane heater and put the unit in it's place. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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Some air conditioning units have options to add an electric element but I haven't heard of one for a furnace. The cheapest thing to do is just buy a couple portable electric heaters.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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I put this in the bedroom of our 5th wheel. We like it.

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most of us simply buy a ceramic heater and use it when we have hookups.
no need for some expensive conversion.

not aware of any RV with built-in electric heat, except for some big Class A's.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:00 PM   #5
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Our 2010 Flagstaff has a fireplace insert that has a thermosat controlled 1500 watt electric heater in it. It is made by Twin-Star International in Delray Beach, FL
http://www.classicflame.com/electric...ces/__023.html
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most of us simply buy a ceramic heater and use it when we have hookups.
no need for some expensive conversion.

not aware of any RV with built-in electric heat, except for some big Class A's.
My A126 (and all other AFrames from Rockwood) have built in electric heat. The CoolCat AC is also a heat pump that will run down to about 36-38 degrees F. If a camper didn't have electric heat my vote would be ceramics. We even plan on a small ceramic as backup for when it's too cold for the heat pump to avoid using LP unnecessarily.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:46 PM   #7
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I recently installed one of these in the end of the dinette seat in my Sunseeker 2300. Although I havenít actually used it yet camping, I did test it on a 50 degree F day and it maintained 70 degrees inside the motor home with the thermostat set just below the midpoint. I also have one of these units installed in the laundry room in my house and it has worked well to provide supplementary heating.
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I just use a cermaic heater and it does a good job, keeps the DW happy. Paid $40.00 for it and have had for over six years and works fine.
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We have 2 Ceramic Heaters we found at Home Depot a few years back at the end of the season clearance. Paid $12 for each. They Oscillate, have two heat settings of 750 watts & 1500 watts as well as a fan only setting. We use them both on the 750 watt setting. One in the front and the other back in the bedroom area. We just make sure we have one plugged into seperate circuits that way we still can use everything without fear of tripping a breaker. Best part is they are quiet and thermostatically controlled.

We always check the clearance aisle when we go shopping. You just never know what they'll trying to move out quickly. A few years back Walmart was selling electric blankets and mattress heating pads for around $84 for a king size. The next week we bought them for $20 for the blanket and $10 for the Mattress Heating Pad. We do love a bargain!!!
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