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Old 12-09-2022, 07:10 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a completely restored a 1970 Overlander. I want to completely do away with propane. I want to get an electric furnace to replace the propane one I would like for it to go in the space where the propane is located. Any suggestions? I am deadly afraid of propane.
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Welcome to these Forums. I have a 75 Overlander that I renovated. Since you live in the southern part of the country, I wonder if you can get buy with just 120v space heaters. Two of them may do the trick. But they won't do it in 30f degree weather. I think the original Overlander furnace was 30k btu. That is a lot of heat. Now add an electric stove, electric water heater and a electric fridge and you are going to need a lot of amps. Propane is very energy dense compared to 120v electricity. And it has a very good safety record.

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I do not want to use space heaters if at all possible. The unit I have has a domestic a/c. On the controls, it has on the switch an “option” for heat. Being a newbie, does that mean the Dometic unit has heat built in? That would solve my problem, if it does.
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I do not want to use space heaters if at all possible. The unit I have has a domestic a/c. On the controls, it has on the switch an “option” for heat. Being a newbie, does that mean the Dometic unit has heat built in? That would solve my problem, if it does.
That means it might have heat built in. You could just try it, with it saying heat option it should mean heat strip, not heat pump. The heat strips came in 500watt, 1000watt or 1500watt and were optional, so at most the same 5000 BTUs of a portable heater and noisy.
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