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Old 03-14-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Just Ordered Optional Heat for my 2306

I just ordered the optional heat for my 2306 today - was $46.93 shipped to my door from PPL Motor Homes out of texas

The part # I bought was Coleman 9233-4551
The model of my Airxcel unit in my camper is 48253A866
I called Airxcell and talked to one of the guys that picked up the phone and was very helpful on getting me the part # I needed for my A/C Unit.

now just got to wait the 3 days for it to be delivers and install it.
Gonna save on some Gas now
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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NICE!

That looks like a great find and its priced right. I have an adjustable electric heater from West Marine (its a carry over from my old camper). The heat option you found takes up no counter or storage space and its always there.

Let us know how easy (or difficult) it is to install.

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Old 03-14-2011, 07:33 PM   #3
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This weekend I had a 1500 watt ceramic space heater and it was still kinda chilly in the camper even with the heater full blast - I guess being in florida makes your blood thinned out and very cold easily

This unit puts out 5,400 watts and will save on gas to cut some of the cold down

from what I was told the only thing you have to do is install the heater element then plug it in and then change the knob on the front of the a/c unit

here is a link to the instructions on how to install the heater - if you want I can do a write up with pictures onhow to install if it will make it easier for you
http://www.rvcomfort.com/pdf_documents/1976356.pdf
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:56 PM   #4
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from what I was told the only thing you have to do is install the heater element then plug it in and then change the knob on the front of the a/c unit

here is a link to the instructions on how to install the heater -
That looks easy enough. And its 5,400 Watts!

Thank you!
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:45 PM   #5
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I got it installed in about 35 miniutes - was very easy
the only tools you will need are a 3/16 Allen Wrench - 2 zip ties - flat head screw driver - philips head screw driver and a cutter to cut the zip tie.
Here are some pictures to help when you go to isntall yours - I put red arrows on the screw locations and once you pull the main panel off with the standard screw driver I would pull the (3) three screws for the plenum before pulling the (8) eight screws that hold the main plastic cover on
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Nice set-up, and looks easy to install and much better than a space heater. On a side note 5460 BTU's is approximately 1600 watts. Still looks like a good system, congrats.
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and a few more pics
SHAZAM!!! That looks like the setup!


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SHAZAM!!! That looks like the setup!


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That should make it an easy descision on installing it now Pictures and all
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That should make it an easy descision on installing it now Pictures and all
No question. That's going in "Samantha."

BOOM!

But will you really need that in sunny Florida???

Thanks for the write-up and the PHOTOS!

I was thinking that the 'heated mattress option' was pretty nice - but the heater/AC combo. That's the stuff!

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No question. That's going in "Samantha."

BOOM!

But will you really need that in sunny Florida???

Thanks for the write-up and the PHOTOS!

I was thinking that the 'heated mattress option' was pretty nice - but the heater/AC combo. That's the stuff!

Darren
my blood is so thin and it does get cold to me at times so yes we will be using it in Sunny Florida

if it gets in the 60's I need some heat which is pretty sad if I ever have to go into the snow I am gonna freeze my butt off.

My parents live in the Ocala National Forest and some nights it gets cold as in the 40's so if I ever camp at that time - you canbet the heater will be used
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I just ordered one for our 2306 also. It should provide plenty of heat, with less condensation, use less propane, and less worries about dangerous gases.
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I just ordered one for our 2306 also. It should provide plenty of heat, with less condensation, use less propane, and less worries about dangerous gases.
That is pretty much the main reason why I got it was to save on Propane and use the electricity from the camp site to save a few dollars
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I got it installed in about 35 miniutes - was very easy
the only tools you will need are a 3/16 Allen Wrench - 2 zip ties - flat head screw driver - philips head screw driver and a cutter to cut the zip tie.
Here are some pictures to help when you go to isntall yours - I put red arrows on the screw locations and once you pull the main panel off with the standard screw driver I would pull the (3) three screws for the plenum before pulling the (8) eight screws that hold the main plastic cover on
Matt,
Thanks for sharing AWESOME photos... looks pretty easy.
So is it 5400watt or BTU's? If is it 5400 watts, did you have to change the fuse out or add a circuit breaker to the panel? Can you run you microwave AND heat at the same time? Or do you have to turn one off before using the other?
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Matt,
Thanks for sharing AWESOME photos... looks pretty easy.
So is it 5400watt or BTU's? If is it 5400 watts, did you have to change the fuse out or add a circuit breaker to the panel? Can you run you microwave AND heat at the same time? Or do you have to turn one off before using the other?
it is very easy to install.
it is 5400 watts and have only used it a handfull of times so far.
The heater element is plug and play - the plug is already provided in the assembly and the other end is tucked away in the Roof Unit.
not sure about the microwave and running the heat - I have ran the A/C and the Microwave without issue so am thinking it would be the same.
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Any idea of how these work with the duct ac units? Will they heat the whole camper? It looks like such a small element for the area that it would be heating.
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It can't be 5400 watts - that would be 45 amps on 120 volts. Must be 5400 BTU's.

Edit: Just checked online, it's 5460 BTUH, 1920 watts, 16 amps.
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It can't be 5400 watts - that would be 45 amps on 120 volts. Must be 5400 BTU's.

Edit: Just checked online, it's 5460 BTUH, 1920 watts, 16 amps.
you are correct - and I stand corrected
5600 BTU's
1800 Watts
16 amps at full load
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Any idea of how these work with the duct ac units? Will they heat the whole camper? It looks like such a small element for the area that it would be heating.
I think the ducted units are diffrent - Might be worth a shot to call them and find out what element you need if you can use an element in the Ducted Unit or do a search on your particular model and see if they sell the Heating Element for your unit
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