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Old 10-26-2018, 01:55 AM   #1
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Trying to heat bedroom

We purchased a 2005 toy hauler, 35' classic, 30 amp. We were just on a trip and the heater does great in the lower section. However, in the bedroom, no. Found just one vent under the shower basin.

I had a convection type portable heater so I turned it on but the main breaker kept going off so that didn't work.

Has anyone had this problem and come up with a solution to get more heat into the bedroom?

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Old 10-26-2018, 08:45 PM   #2
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We purchased a 2005 toy hauler, 35' classic, 30 amp. We were just on a trip and the heater does great in the lower section. However, in the bedroom, no. Found just one vent under the shower basin.

I had a convection type portable heater so I turned it on but the main breaker kept going off so that didn't work.

Has anyone had this problem and come up with a solution to get more heat into the bedroom?

Thanks,
Bill



Most convection type portable heaters have 2 settings. Assume you tried the lower setting? And they are usually 1500 watts at the top setting. That is 12.5 amps. So if your circuit breaker for your outlet is 15 amp or above your okay. Assuming nothing else is running on that breaker and your not drawing more than 30 amps in the entire trailer.


Here is a 950 watt heater on amazon. No recommendation just did a quick search.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FXF7NZL...detail_7?psc=1


Good luck.


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Old 10-26-2018, 09:03 PM   #3
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The one I have is 1500Watt. Worked well in my Avion 50 amp.

On this one would pop circuit if I turned on coffee. I was looking for something to put in a small space in the bedroom and it looks like the one you gave me will do the trick. 700/900 should heat that little area real nice.

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Old 10-26-2018, 09:35 PM   #4
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The one I have is 1500Watt. Worked well in my Avion 50 amp.

On this one would pop circuit if I turned on coffee. I was looking for something to put in a small space in the bedroom and it looks like the one you gave me will do the trick. 700/900 should heat that little area real nice.

Thanks,
Bill

Great. Coffee makers draw a bit of current, so not surprising. I was amazed at how much a microwave uses. And forget your electric water heater. If 50 amps were available on a smaller trailer like ours I would have got that option.


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Old 10-26-2018, 10:21 PM   #5
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I pop the CB every time I have the heater and the coffee pot on. If I try to turn on my induction cooktop, it kills it too.
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:21 AM   #6
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Many people will run a heavy duty extension cord out to the 110v outlets on the power pedestal, giving them an additional circuit.
Most portable heaters tell you not to use extension cords with them, so shift some other appliance to the extension cord.
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Many people will run a heavy duty extension cord out to the 110v outlets on the power pedestal, giving them an additional circuit. .
Good idea! Why didn't I thunk of that.

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Good idea! Why didn't I thunk of that.

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you can use the 30 (or the 50) amp circuit also. I use the 110 volt for heaters and heat lamps for under the rv in the freezing winter.
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Most RV's aren't designed to run any kind of portable accessories that draw power, my solution is to get a mattress heater to warm up the bed before you jump in or run a dedicated circuit from the electrical panel to get 15 amps for a heater in the bedroom. Costco has a mattress heater on line for the 100$ mark..
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Trying to heat the bedroom.

Based on your description, sounds like you have a 5th wheel. You should have a register around the foot of the bed, If not and the shower is in the step-up, extend the duct to that area in the bedroom and put in a register. should be easy inside the storage area. Space heaters are never a good idea, easy to catch fire in a trailer or at home during the night. That said, it should not kick a breaker unless it's drawing more power than it's supposed to. You have a 15 amp breaker and it should be fine as long as nothing else is on the circuit. Unlike your homes, trailers have 30 amp or 50 amp systems and use 15 amp breakers, while you usually have 20 amp circuits.
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