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Old 08-15-2014, 11:29 AM   #29
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I plug my ceramic heater in to the outlet 10" away from the breaker panel. Not much wire to overheat. Replaced the AC outlet with a good one not one of those cheap push the wire on type that are found on most newer RVs and upgraded the 10" of wire to 12 gauge. Have not had to use it much in the C as this one has a heat pump built in.

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:57 PM   #30
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I've never had to use an electric heater or any other kind of aux. heater. I use my heat pumps down to about 38* and then it's all up to the aqua-hot system. The coldest temp I've ever camped in has been 17* and the coach was as warm as a bug in a rug.

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Old 08-15-2014, 08:28 PM   #31
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We use an Eden Pure heater, works great and draws 11.5 amps.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:24 PM   #32
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Actually, our rig has 30A connection and two 15A outlets.

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The outlet shown in the left photo is for 15A; the right photo is for 20A. Both should be able to handle their respective amount of current. That being said, there is always the manufacturer cutting corners by using substandard size wire. Do you trust your coach mfr? Also there is the point of being in a moving vehicle and movement can cause anything to fail. Again, how wires, etc are installed has a large influence on the reliability of the installation. I would think the RVIA standards would help, but is there any enforcement like inspectors for brick and mortar homes? (Don't get me going on the reliability of government inspectors.)
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:47 PM   #33
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Dyson make a nice electric heater/ fan. I have the one and it's the best I've seen. Very good temperature control via it's settings. The base also comes off for easy storage. No fan blades or exposed heating element. It looks like a oblong hoop that heats the air and blows it where you want. It's not what I would call cheap but when it's bought on sale you can save some bucks.

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