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Old 01-17-2018, 09:18 PM   #1
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hybrid heat power source.

Any one installed the hybrid heat on the atwood used the power from the camp site power source. thought about putting a male external 15 amp plug on the outside of the camper so i cn just plug an extension cord up to it. and would it be wise to have some kind of GFCI ... any thoughts
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Not sure I understand the question. What Atwood appliance are you running a 15 amp extension to? I personally have never needed more than the 30 amp service.
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I installed the camco hybrid heat to my hot water heater . Being that it only runs on gas . Now I'm going to get power to the heating element . Thought it might be ok to use the 15 amp connection on the camp site instead of finding power somewhere inside the camper . I am new to camping and never owed a travel trailer . Thought it would be easier to use power that way .
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:55 AM   #4
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Sure, you can plug it in at the power post. That way you can still use all of your electrical stuff without overloading the RV breakers.

As far as GFCI, most 15/20 amp outlets on power posts are GFCI protected.
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Thanks , thought I could. Just wanted to make sure .
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Also , didn't want someone to take
a shower and end up with a new hair Doo because of a short !
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:52 AM   #7
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I have never heard if anyone getting shocks from failed water heater elements, In homes or RVs. Hmmm?
I have read of kids getting shocked, swimming near boats with bad shore power.
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