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Old 03-01-2013, 12:15 PM   #15
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Depending on the coach. On our Winnie we have run the furnace and/or coach heat. Our Winnie also has a secondary coach heater/blower that runs off the engine heat. Depends how cold it gets. The secondary coach heat is under the fridge however does not heat the bathroom or the bedroom area. The living area and driver is fine with just coach heat and the secondary coach heat.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #16
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Hydro-hot, Aqua-hot the way to go...Electric, diesel burner, don't run out of hot water or heat.
When driving, you don't need the electric element or the burner to operate the heater or have hot water...the engine does it all.
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I have a 2000 watt inverter. If I ran a little 1500 watt heater on low while travelling, would the engine charge the batteries sufficiently or would they slowly deplete?
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #18
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Winnebago had a great idea when they installed "coach heat". It works off the engine and heats water at the same time. Sorry I don't have any other suggestions..most of them cost money.
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I have a 2000 watt inverter. If I ran a little 1500 watt heater on low while travelling, would the engine charge the batteries sufficiently or would they slowly deplete?
I run my electric heater on the 900 watt setting, sometimes for 8 hours straight. It hasn't caused a problem with the batteries yet.

You could always turn the heater off an hour before stopping for the night to let the batteries re-charge if needed.
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When driving, you don't need the electric element or the burner to operate the heater or have hot water...the engine does it all.
You are correct, I forgot about that, thanks for the reminder...The hydro-hot is great. It's snowing here and i'm ready for Spring.
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Where did you buy your heaters?

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We have two Lasko towers we got at Wal Mart.
Ive got the same thing, we have had them for years, they are the only heaters i feel comfortable leaving on for long periods of time.
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I use a Caframo "True North" heater. It can't tip over and it's very high quality.

http://www.wttool.com/common/images/...e/66010095.jpg

They're available all over the internet for around $70.
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We ordered our Econo heat heater from Home depot on line and the Cozy heater from Amazon. Both these heaters are more efficient than the fan type heaters and completely safe. They can be painted to match the wall color and when mounted on the wall take 1 3/4 inches of space.
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Confused. The alternator keeps up? 12 volt? Are you running them off an inverter? Sounds like a great product, checked them out online, wasn't aware of them before.
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Hi,

I find I get better results heating the rear of my class C by using the defrost setting.

I do use some electric heat for the waste tanks area and replaced the cold air return grill with dual window fans. Before I did that I had problems with fresh water freeze ups--because the chassis heat would prevent the furnace from running.

As to whether the alternator will "keep up" it depends on the size of the alternator and the manner in which it "senses" the load. One way around that issue may be to add an external rectifier for charging the house battery bank.
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Confused. The alternator keeps up? 12 volt? Are you running them off an inverter? Sounds like a great product, checked them out online, wasn't aware of them before.
No, not 12V heaters. If you don't have or want to install an inverter there are 12V heaters available, such as the one used in the wet bay on Monaco coaches.

My alternator keeps up but again, I don't run the electric heater on high.
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