Do you plug space heaters into the pup outlets?

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  1. higginskatie

    higginskatie Member

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    Or do you run a separate extension cord out to the power pole? I know the cords can get warm sometimes so I am thinking about the pup's electrical systems.
     
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    friartuck Well-Known Member

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    I plug mine into the 20amp circuit usually used for the AC. In my other trailer that did not have AC I used the wall outlets with out any problems.
     
  3. Jayko

    Jayko Jayco 141J aka Big Bertha

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    We do plug the in to the interior outlets.
     
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    bondebond New Member

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    I plug one heater into the single 120v circuit in the PUP that is not dedicated to the air conditioner. However, I frequently run two heaters, so I added a second 120v 15 amp circuit. I've done that in the last two PUPs with no problems. I also wanted an outlet in that part of the PUP that did not have 120v power nearby. The main breaker is still 30 amps. Without a second circuit, I would trip the breaker otherwise.
     
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    Your PUP should have at least 15-amp circuits for the outlets and more for the A/C outlet. You shouldn't have a problem with a typical space heater.
     
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    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    We plug it into the pup's outlet with no problem. We don't run any other heat-producing appliances at the same time.
    In our previous pup, we ran a separate extension cord out a gap in the canvas, when we were camped in very cold weather (teens to upper 20s), so needed the space heater and the electric skillet at the same time. The Cobalt has a furnace, the space heater is just supplemental heat when we chose, so we have no problem unplugging it we take a toaster oven on a trip.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    If we use an electric heater, we plug it into the air conditioner outlet.
     
  8. CREEPPINGCHARLIE

    CREEPPINGCHARLIE CAMPING RECHARGES THE HUMAN MIND

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    I plug my space heater into the standard PUP outlet. No problems except when girlfriend forgets and plugs in hair curler. [8D] [PU] [PUT]
     
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    ghacker Active Member

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    Since we've got A/C, we've got the luxury of a 15a and a 20a circuit so we can one 2 heaters if necessary. With the Gizmos and the Reflectix mods, it can get pretty toasty. Seldom have had to use both.
     
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    ve3tiz New Member

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    We carry a 12/3 50 ft extension cord and plug it right into one of the 120v duplex outlets on the site's power pedestal.
     
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    We plug right in to the PUP outlets. Haven't had a problem yet.
     

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