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Old 11-17-2019, 03:00 PM
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Instead of using a lightbulb, you might consider using a Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter. More expensive for sure, but definitely more durable and puts out more heat per watt than lightbulbs. That link is just a suggestion - you can find them in any number of online and local farm supply stores. If I camped where there was electricity, I would heat my tent with two or three of them.

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Old 11-17-2019, 04:35 PM
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Thank you for the idea and the link, MacGyver...that's a much better idea.
I'm only going to do this a few times over a few winters, so $12 isn't a big deal...well worth it in the long run.

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Old 11-17-2019, 06:14 PM
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Instead of using a lightbulb, you might consider using a Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter. More expensive for sure, but definitely more durable and puts out more heat per watt than lightbulbs. That link is just a suggestion - you can find them in any number of online and local farm supply stores. If I camped where there was electricity, I would heat my tent with two or three of them.
Like he said 100 watt light bulb would do it with that type of weather you will have.
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Old 11-17-2019, 08:07 PM
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Thank you for the idea and the link, MacGyver...that's a much better idea.
I'm only going to do this a few times over a few winters, so $12 isn't a big deal...well worth it in the long run.
You're welcome. Just keep in mind that they do require the use of a ceramic socket. Another plus is that they come in various wattages if the need arises.


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Like he said 100 watt light bulb would do it with that type of weather you will have.
I'm just not a fan of taking any kind of glass out on a camping trip - especially something as fragile as a light bulb. When I pull into a site and see a bunch of broken glass it really annoys the hell out of me.

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Old 11-20-2019, 05:43 PM
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Since it's been warmer outside the past few days and overnight, the camper has repeatedly been 73 until the sun comes up and the solar gain kicks in...then I have turn off the one radiator and set the thermostats on the other two infrared heaters.
I like that...a lot...lol.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:04 PM
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Well, now I have a mystery to solve. Everytime I knock out a breaker in the camper, the breakers in the panel in the kitchen may be thrown, and I put it back on, but I have to go outside to my main panel box and throw those breakers on everytime. Why?
If I throw a breaker inside and put it back on, why are both 30 amp breakers going off outside? That makes no sense.
In my previous camper, the only time that I had to go outside to my main panel box was is my secondary 20 amp extension cord threw the GFR and I had to turn it back on...it had a short if it rained...it's been repaired.
What ideas on this do you have?
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:07 PM
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BTW, the reason for the breaker throwing off tonight was I forgot to turn my heater off before I used my microwave.
The microwave is on it's own breaker, but the whole camper went dark.
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:47 PM
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I had a 'duh' moment this morning, then a revelation from not paying better attention.
I woke up in my bed at 6 am freezing with just the bedsheet covering me. My power had gone off during the night. After I ascertained that the power was off my whole area and called my power company to report my outage, I texted my friend who found this camper and told me. He said that if I had two deep cycle batteries, I could have lights and the propane heater running on the 12 volt system.
That was a revelation to me because I had been looking at buying a Little Buddy propane heater as a backup for when the power went out.
Shortly after that, I left and went up to see another part of my property. The renter gave me a second deep cycle battery that he had...another friend gave me the first one three weeks ago. Now all I need is to charge them and have them hooked up. My propane bottles are almost empty too, so I need to fill one, at least.
My power came back on at 3:30 pm...
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:49 PM
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I'm making headway finally...I'm charging the two batteries and installing them in the camper...yay!
And I found out what my electrical problem is...the length of my two 30 amp cords is too long and I'm losing voltage. 30 amp cords are 10 gauge and I need 6 gauge cords to go that far without voltage loss. That's an expensive 'fix' but it has to happen.
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