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Old 07-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #15
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Another report from someone who has installed a Cheap Heat can be found here.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:13 PM   #16
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Unless it gets real cold a heat pump would be more efficient.
Exactly why we ordered two heat pumps in our rig. Have used them for years in the stick house and in moderate weather they work well.
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Our propane furnace fans are quieter than our heat pumps. It would be nice to be abe to use those with electric heat rather than run the heat pumps. Most of the 110 outlets in the coach are on one 30 amp circuit. This makes the use of two the the plug in heaters somewhat problamatic if you know who cranks off a hair dryer, curling iron or toaster oven while they are in use. Not ready to jump yet, but it's worth considering is we start doing more colder weather camping or traveling.
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Has anyone tried this: Heat Strip Add-On for 9000 Series Coleman Air Conditioners? It is about the same the same output as a small space heater.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...itioners/22136
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Has anyone tried this: Heat Strip Add-On for 9000 Series Coleman Air Conditioners? It is about the same the same output as a small space heater.
Heat Strip Add-On for 9000 Series Coleman Air Conditioners - Rv Products 9330A6151 - Air Conditioner Accessories - Camping World
Something isn't right right about that. It says it draws 15-16 amps. That would leave only 4-5 amps for an AC that also draws 15-16 amps.
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Something isn't right right about that. It says it draws 15-16 amps. That would leave only 4-5 amps for an AC that also draws 15-16 amps.
I noticed that but would that be an issue since the AC & heat would not be on at the same time? Here is some information for the same product installed in another brand of AC:

5600 BTU Heat Strip for Dometic Air Conditioners: Customer Reviews

Great!!!

Very easy to install. Works great, same wattage as a portable heater without taking up floor space or worry about portable unit causing a fire.

This was on the same CW link that I posted.

I agree with you, I need to hear more. A heat strip package seems to be available on most Coleman AC units per there site.
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I noticed that but would that be an issue since the AC & heat would not be on at the same time?...
What was I thinking? Good point!
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