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Old 12-21-2016, 11:39 AM   #57
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All electric means electric heat too.. They make electric heaters for RV's. it also means 50 amp sites are a must and even then you may feel the need to draw more power more power.

The Fad is due to scare tatics used by many about Propane "oh the fridge may catch fire" Well. I've seen more electrical fires than Fridge fires.. Or what happens if a propane line bursts (The excess flow valve goes SLAM of course)... I grew up with mixed heat/power,, Propane, Oil, Coal, Electric, and then moved to the city (Natural gas Heat for the most part) and now into an RV (back to Propane) .. I treat it with great respect.. But I do not fear it.

In fact the propane in the RV is SAFER than the house I grew up in.

You see. The RV has an explosive gas detector.
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Wa8yxm, What type of electric heating are your mentioning?

Have seen residence style electric radiant heaters being used in RV's...but were DIY/Aftermarket.

I think a heat pump and heat strips (both part of the AirCon) and electric fireplaces are used in factory applications. But I have only seen this in concert with a furnace or Aquahot/Oasis....hence my confusion.

And, I wouldn't call it a fad. There are strong pro's for a single fuel RV.
The more I have read here, the more I like it...but, the Mrs. still likes cooking with gas.

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I will note out coach has electric heat for the tile. (Not Aqua-hot) Plus electric avail. for aqua-hot.

Now I have no problem using diesel for the aqua-hot however.

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I will note our coach has electric heat for the tile. (Not Aqua-hot) Plus electric avail. for aqua-hot.

Now I have no problem using diesel for the aqua-hot however.

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Thanks for sharing that

From personal experience, electric grid in-floor radiant heat is lightweight, flexible, affordable, and resistant to breakage over radiator based (liquid) radiant floor heat. Perfect for RV's with tile floors where 110VAC is readily available.

Can this in-floor heat operate on inverter...or only generator/shore power?

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Thanks for sharing that

From personal experience, electric grid in-floor radiant heat is lightweight, flexible, affordable, and resistant to breakage over radiator based (liquid) radiant floor heat. Perfect for RV's with tile floors where 110VAC is readily available.

Can this in-floor heat operate on inverter...or only generator/shore power?

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It can run with inverter, generator, or shore power. New to rv's and could not figure out why house batteries were not charging the other day with engine running and the had the duh moment where I realized it was due to floors. (House batteries had gotten to low for gen. start and I had not thought of using aux. start to start generator yet. One of those ah ha moments.)

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PathfindrVan: Are you planning to put your composting toilet in the motorhome?
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PathfindrVan: Are you planning to put your composting toilet in the motorhome?
Umm, no.
And we don't have it anymore

Your comment must be about my other thread, where I am in total agreement with the folks from FitRV.


While we have been pretty hardcore boondockers in the past, an all electric coach is MUCH more our style, now

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One big advantage of all electric is being able to go through all tunnels. For instance the Tunnels in Baltimore do not permit propane so you have to take the 695 beltway around Baltimore. It can also make getting on a ferry easier.
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One big advantage of all electric is being able to go through all tunnels. For instance the Tunnels in Baltimore do not permit propane so you have to take the 695 beltway around Baltimore. It can also make getting on a ferry easier.

Thanks for that insight...had no experience with propane prohibition.
But now thinking about that, I do recall reading about it.
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