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Old 06-06-2015, 04:33 AM   #1
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secondary electric heater

hi everybody, in my sunset 270bh the outlet beside propane detector, anyone knows max watts i could plug an electric heater at night instead of noisy furnace to keep min temp in my rv.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:09 AM   #2
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All outlets and all electric heaters are limited to 1500 watts max. Also most heaters have 3 different heat settings, like 500/1000/1500 watts. I do try to avoid the max setting especially when we are away from the trailer. I use oil filled heaters because they are quiet and they have a steady heat output even though the heating element switches on and off. Finally, I plug them into WIN100 controllers, these have a real thermostat and temp sensor and are much better at maintaining the set temperature. I can leave the heater on when I leave the trailer in the morning and they will shut it off completely as the day warms up.
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In addition to my fireplace, I use in the bedroom, a 1500 watt heater with no problems.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:42 AM   #4
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:19 PM   #5
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I don't fully trust what has been used for wire in these trailers. I had an outlet in the back that I used for an electric heater. I could never run the heater on high. It would shut down after running for a very short time.

This year I ran a new (12-2-G) wire to a new outlet. Now I can run a heater on high with no problems.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:16 AM   #6
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You could always run a heavy gauge extension cord thru your slide to the pedestal.
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