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How many BTUs on a gas heater that does not have to be

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How many BTUs on a gas heater that does not have to be vented can a 31' travel travel use safely?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: RV
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know we can only use 1,500 BTUs for an electric heater, but one of these heaters does not warm the camper trailer. Could we get a much larger heater with more BTUs, run a heavy duty extension cord into the house for the electricity for the heater?
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

I think on the heater you mean 1500 watts here...........which is quite a bit different? And when you say "safely" are you meaning due to the amount of power used? I take it you don't want to use the LP fired furnace in the trailer? IF SO, yes, you can use an extension cord of at least a 12 gauge size so long as it isn't too long. How far is this to the nearest 20 amp outlet? Please get back to me with this information and I can make some recommendations here. All follow ups are included in our fee and fully expected.

Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

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