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Old 10-30-2020, 10:14 PM   #1
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Do I have electric heat?

Just bought a Rockwood 8335sb and don't remember what the dealer said. Is it wired for electric heat or if it HAS electric heat.

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Old 10-30-2020, 11:09 PM   #2
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Unless it has a heat pump, which I doubt, just a propane furnace.
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It's possible that you have a heat strip on your air conditioner, but that doesn't put out much heat. As bikendan said, it's probably just your propane heater.
If you have electricity, many of us buy a space heater to warm up our rigs rather than paying for propane. We have one that has a thermostat built in to control the heat and we've got one that's cool to the touch to protect the clutz in the household.
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Old 10-31-2020, 12:03 AM   #4
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We do too...just wondering since the thermostat gave the option
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It's possible that you have a heat strip on your air conditioner, but that doesn't put out much heat. As bikendan said, it's probably just your propane heater.
If you have electricity, many of us buy a space heater to warm up our rigs rather than paying for propane. We have one that has a thermostat built in to control the heat and we've got one that's cool to the touch to protect the clutz in the household.
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Old 10-31-2020, 06:19 AM   #5
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Electruc fireplace?
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Old 10-31-2020, 09:40 AM   #6
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No. Electric heat through ceiling unit
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Electruc fireplace?
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Old 10-31-2020, 11:54 AM   #7
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They have been putting a heat strip in the bedroom a/c unit. I think it is around 5000 BTU.
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Just a note for the OP that if your heat is from Propane...the fan that blows it is electric and a good sized battery drain if you're not plugged in somewhere.
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"the fan that blows it is electric and a good-sized battery drain if you're not plugged in somewhere" and the heater really likes propane.
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Old 10-31-2020, 04:28 PM   #10
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I have a mini lite 2506s, and just use the fireplace with the fan on continuous.
Been camping in temps down to 28 and just fine inside.
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They have been putting a heat strip in the bedroom a/c unit. I think it is around 5000 BTU.
I added a heat strip to the living area AC unit just like the one in the bedroom - bought the heat strip and a relay and wired it up like the wiring diagram shows - but be sure that your thermostat has heat for that zone as an option.
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We carry a small Ele Heater, does a very good job, and uses no propane !!!
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Old 11-01-2020, 08:25 PM   #13
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I carry a ceramic heater that I use when we are plugged into shore power. If it gets really cold (like 10 degrees) my furnace will come on when the electric can't do it alone. If it is that cold, we dry camp because we don't have tank heaters.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:13 AM   #14
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I also bought a signature 5th wheel. I also have the same question. When I turn on electric heat on the thermostat. The unit heats though the A/C vents. It works on the first cycle and heats, shuts off after it hits the set temp. Then it blows cold when on the next cycle and won't heat up. I have to switch to gas to heat up the 5vr.


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