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Old 02-19-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Heat Strips

Wondering if I could get some opinions on adding electric heat strips in my 5th wheel
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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Check this website.
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If you are referring to the one that are added to the roof ac units, they are 1500 watts. They cannot be used if the rv has ductwork for the ac.
They work well in mild weather but will not heat as well as a furnace.
The cheap heat systen that randy refers to is an exelent option.
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Thanks for the quick responses. I do have the duct ac units. Our dealer told us the opposite, they work with duct system. Guess I will have to do more research. Thanks again for your responses.
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Unless something has changed Dometic advises " non ducted units only".
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Looks like we might be on ro something. This is for duct units only.

http://www.camperpartsworld.com/Dome...HeatStrip.html
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If you want electric heat, just get a couple of space heaters. You will have less noise and less money spent.

We use a VH2 Vornado (brand) and really like it. Makes almost no noise, small footprint.

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altho not a 5er we do have ducted air and heat strips in our air unit works well , currently in fl with cool nights it works well till about 45-50 outside then it time to fire up the furnace,perhaps those saying no strips on ducts are referring to the ducted heat, remember when buying electric heat 1500 watts is the max for a potable heating device and if its a resistance heater 1500 is 1500 there is no magic pellets or amish magic it is all the same
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Looks like we might be on ro something. This is for duct units only.

Dometic Air Conditioner Heat Strip
I went to Dometics website, They do show two models, one for ducted and one for non ducted. Good to know, I have a friend that will be very interested. He wants to eliminate his space heaters.
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Very interested about this, has anyone installed one? Pretty straight forward or does it take fabrication?

I would love to do one in our 98 Discovery so any info would be appreciated.
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Looks fairly simple and straight forward to install. I found the installation instructions at http://bryantrv.com/docs2/temp/heatstrip.pdf
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Very interested about this, has anyone installed one? Pretty straight forward or does it take fabrication?

I would love to do one in our 98 Discovery so any info would be appreciated.
I did the installation about two years ago. Anyone with basic mechanical and electrical skills should be able to do so. It took me about 14 hrs. to complete. There are several threads on the subject under " cheap heat".
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I did the installation about two years ago. Anyone with basic mechanical and electrical skills should be able to do so. It took me about 14 hrs. to complete. There are several threads on the subject under " cheap heat".
Great info, thanks. Mechanical and electrical I can do it's the fabricating I lack. As long as I don't need to cut, trim, modify anything then I'm golden.
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