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Old 07-04-2016, 07:36 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by ladytj1754 View Post
Do these induction stoves require 50 amp service? Or can they be run on 30 amp? Our home induction stove needed 220 service when we switched to that during our kitchen remodel.

Induction cooktops are available in both 120 & 240 VAC models. The 240 versions are more capable of course but the 120 are a better choice in an RV as they are useable on 30 amp power. This is the brand most often used in RVs:


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Thank you, Steve! I envision another Alpine project in the works! Haha!

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Dave, just to confirm. Are you saying diesel as a fuel source for heating is safer than propane?
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:00 PM   #18
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Dave, just to confirm. Are you saying diesel as a fuel source for heating is safer than propane?

Above I was not saying if it is safer or not, what I was saying is the Hydro Hot uses diesel fuel where the only other source of coach heat offered by WRV required propane.

As far as safety goes, I for one, am under the opinion diesel is safer. As an example in many parts of the country you can NOT transit a tunnel if you have propane or board, others require it to be shut off, while diesel vehicles are not restricted.
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Thanks Dave. I would like to upgrade to a diesel fired furnace/water heater combo for efficiency and safety. But it will have to wait do to the cost. Replacing the gas cooktop with an induction is next on the list.
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In addition to the safety factor, I prefer diesel over propane for availability and storage capacity. In parts of the country, propane filling stations that can accommodate a 40' motorhome are few and far between. New Hampshire is one of those places, and I would guess that New England as a whole has fewer suitable locations than any other region of the USA. Diesel, on the other hand, is available everywhere and there is no shortage of filling locations for large vehicles. My MH has a 100 gallon diesel tank that will provide coach heat for a very long time.

Converting an older motorhome from propane to diesel is expensive enough to make you think hard about selling and buying a rig that is already equipped with diesel heating. I'm on the fence, but thinking hard about it. In the middle ground, it is possible to replace the enormous built-in propane tank with one or two portable tanks that are lighter and easier to fill. We rarely require heating beyond the capacity of our roof-mounted heat pumps, and we stay mostly at full-hookup campgrounds, so hot water is electric too.

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