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Old 11-22-2015, 05:27 PM   #11
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You can pick them up at WALMART - Rather inexpensive.. They are called adapters not converters... Be sure to always use the long RV50A to 30A DOGBONE type adapters.. The small round type adapters usually get hot on you and burns up plugs... The long dogbone type adapters look something like this PHOTO image.


We use the pedestal 20AMP service all the time when running our portable 1500watt oil filled electric heater. This doesnt take away from the 30A connection at all...

We always use the pedestal 20AMP service for all of the outside connections at the camp grounds...

I would also pick up a RV30A to 15A long dogbone type adapter. This will allow you to plug your 30AMP trailer into a regular house 20AMP service.. Kinda neat having this at home when your trailer is parked so you can spend the night in it or do some cleaning or repairs... Everything works just fine just have to watch what you have on at the same time otherwise it will trip your house breaker.

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Roy, I was thinking about the same thing. Running a heater while relaxing outside. On separate question, do you think oil filled heater is more effective heating under the awning RV area than the radiant heater ?
My thinking is , if it is not radiant directed heat, the heat will dissipate quickly when used outside no ?
If it is radiant, since it act more like a sun, directed infrared heat, then as long we are sitting in front of the infrared heater , we are ok, even outside, under the RV awning
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:16 PM   #12
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pawtan - We are RV campers and not RV Travelers and I only look at using the OIL-FILLED ELECTRIC HEATERs for their safety reason... These heaters are completely sealed with NO open flame, no burnt smells, no noise, and no fumes...

All they do is go click. As far as I am concerned these type of heaters are the most safe to use in the RV's especially if you going to leave them ON for long periods of time unattended... When we run ours I usually only set them to a low number 3-4 number on the dial so they will cycle on and off...

Obviously sometimes you may need to blow some heat around the room and the small profile heaters we use are perfect to sit one of those O2COOl AC/DC/D-CELL type fans behind them..

We also just don't like to deal with all the noise the trailer built-in Propane heaters make and in our small foot footprint camper the really put off too much heat for us...

This is the style of OIL-FILLED heaters we use which is about 14-inches tall...


We are more adjusted to OFF-ROAD camping and really don't like to have our camping experiences with all of the warn snug as a bug like you find at home...

The oil-filled heaters are perfect for our style of camping when at electric sites...

When we are outside relaxing there is usually a camp fire going...

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Old 11-23-2015, 08:26 AM   #13
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I tripped the breaker once running the space heater, coffee maker, water heater and refrigerator - all on the house 120V system. Now, I use the 20 amp at the pedestal, with an extension chord run through the corner of my slide-out, to power my portable space heater/fireplace. I've also used the 50 amp plug (with a dog bone adapter) when my EMS showed the 30 amp service to be "suspect".
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I use the oil filled heaters in cold spots at home on occasion when I'm heating the house with wood pellets as it can be tough to direct the warm air from the pellet stove into every room. They are the safest heaters around. Pretty efficient too!
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pawtan - We are RV campers and not RV Travelers and I only look at using the OIL-FILLED ELECTRIC HEATERs for their safety reason.

This is the style of OIL-FILLED heaters we use which is about 14-inches tall...
Roy, what brand of heater is that? Can't quite make out the name on the front. Thanks
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I use the oil filled heaters in cold spots at home on occasion when I'm heating the house with wood pellets as it can be tough to direct the warm air from the pellet stove into every room. They are the safest heaters around. Pretty efficient too!
Way off topic here, but we heat our house with a wood burning stove insert in the winter. The living room and dining room are roasting hot, but the bedrooms and kitchen can stay chilly. I just put a box fan in the hall and push cooler air from the back of the house towards the living room. That expands the natural circulation of air into the back of the house and really helps even out temps!
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I tripped the breaker once running the space heater, coffee maker, water heater and refrigerator - all on the house 120V system. Now, I use the 20 amp at the pedestal, with an extension chord run through the corner of my slide-out, to power my portable space heater/fireplace. I've also used the 50 amp plug (with a dog bone adapter) when my EMS showed the 30 amp service to be "suspect".
See my currently active thread about installing thru the wall input port for adding the extra 20A input. Makes for a nice clean installation rather than slipping a cord thru the slide seal.
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