I just rented a 5th wheel. It is stationary with dedicated hydro to hook into. There are 2 hydro plugs, one is being used. Full sized water heater. Heat is run by propane as well as the stove. The fridge and microwave are electric.
So, I turned on the heat, and the propane tank ran out within 30 hours. So, I’m thinking of getting some larger tanks and hooking them up so I don’t have to go out every other day to fill the tanks (I need to get a second one as the other 2 are too old to refill.
If I plug the portable heater I bought, and turn on my kettle, the breaker trips. So it’s a juggling act to have heat and make a cup of tea.
So my question, can I get an extension cord to plug the heater into its own port? The hydro coming in are 2, 4 prong ports outside (?). Also, can I simply buy a larger propane tank and hook that up instead of using the 20 lb tanks.
I guess with the propane heat when the tank runs dry, it freaks me out. The trailer quickly fills up with excess propane, and of course the fan keeps running. So I worry if I’m out, I’ll blow the fan while it’s running. Maybe I’m overthinking this and there’s an easier solution.
I live in Victoria, BC, so heat is only an issue for a couple of months. Of course the electrical issue is also a problem, as I’m getting my internet and cable hooked up tomorrow, so don’t want to only be able run one thing at a time.
Go easy on me please. I found this site by googling 5th wheel electrical issues.