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Old 12-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Can a heat strip be added to basement air?

I notice that on my 2001 Adventurer, the heat pump automatically switches to the gas furnace when it gets too cold. Is it possible to add a heat strip to this system so that I'm using shore power instead of LP?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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Heat strips don't do much. I have them in my Providence. I would not spend the money for them myself.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
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Here is a company that provides an electric addition to the standard RV furnace

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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Here is a company that provides an electric addition to the standard RV furnace

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Thank you, John. That sounds like a better solution than a heat strip in the basement air. I didn't even know such a thing existed.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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According to the website the cost for the "Cheapheat" system is $195--not so cheap and depending on where your propane furnance is located and the access to it, this may not be a DIY job so the cost of an RV tech might also be involved. As an alternative, think I would look at some ceramic heaters that you can place strategically around the coach. Ceramic heaters work pretty well, you can move them where you want, and they run on the park's power. I am curious about the power required for the "cheap-heat" system--assume it is 120v as most coaches arent 240v compatible. Accordingly, a single 120v electric heating device attached to your propane furnance cant put out a lot of heat vs a couple of ceramic heaters--just my thoughts.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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If you are plugged into electric would it be easiest just to use a small electric heater to supplement the propane heat?
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Actually, the $195 Cheapheat system is for a ductless furnace. For a ducted furnace it's $495 plus installation. That would be overkill for my needs right now.
I'll try adding the ceramic heaters as suggested. Thanks for the ideas.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:12 PM   #8
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We have a ceramic cube type heater but recently purchased this heater for our bedroom in our stickbuilt home. Our bed room is on the cool side and with our aging dogs a little bit of supplemental heat is needed.

Here is a link. Lowes and from Amazon. With the linked you can program the temperature setting with the built in time clock.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:35 AM   #9
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fire place

We have 2 small 1500 watt ceramic heaters, one in front and one in back.. They work well.. ( they have a fan in them )
this fall I purchased a small 1500 watt "fake " fire place.. that also has a 1500 watt heater in it.. looks very warming in the motor home.. I like it alot..
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