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Old 12-26-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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Another question...propane empty..no heat going down road?

We ran our generator all night and the heat was on and warm. Now we are back on the road and our main furnace one and two aren't working. We know our propane is out, we are searching for a propane company.
Question is...what fires the heaters while we are actually in motion? The front heat near driver is working, but the actual motor home is cold! So, do we need propane..or is there something else to check.
Big learning curve from the Class C to the Berkshire..
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If you are out of propane the coach is out of heat.
If you are running the genset then a space heater will help.
The heat from the engine is what heats the driver/passenger area.
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we are searching for a propane company.
A lot of your bigger U-haul dealers have propane refill stations (and are open on Sundays). You can do a search at the link below:


U-Haul: Propane Refill Stations

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Old 12-26-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
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Thank you! That's what we suspected. Figured for some reason going down the road, the motor would heat. Found a spot in an upcoming town!
Thanks soooo much for the replies. We are such newbies!
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A lot of truck stops have propane as do other RV dealers.
If you run a GPS the search feature may allow you to find propane as well as gas or diesel.

Good luck drive safe.
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I have the Garmin RV edition, but it looks like we are at least 100miles from what is programmed into it anyway. Trying to google now. At least it was warm before we left and the kids have blankets, haven't seem to notice yet. Pretty cold outside. Hoping to find a flying J or pilot soon. Thanks again!
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The dash heat will not give much heat for the MH, what is the outside temp now?
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It's hovering around 30. We are coming up on Fort Smith..hoping to find something close to 40. Otherwise, we should be good on Flying J's once we get to Oklahoma. Thankfully we heated it up last night...jeez. We knew we were out of propane but just didn't dawn on us that we would need it while moving. *doh*. Plus we've been in a pretty remote area..
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Once it is around 40 outside, your unit should have heat pumps on the air conditioner, find the manual for the thermostat and it should tell you how to turn them on. Then just fire up the generator and run the heat pumps, will be nice and warm with them running. After you get propane, besure to open the value slowly, lite the stove first to help get any air out of the line, then after you turn off the stove, turn on you heater.
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Once it is around 40 outside, your unit should have heat pumps on the air conditioner, find the manual for the thermostat and it should tell you how to turn them on. Then just fire up the generator and run the heat pumps, will be nice and warm with them running. After you get propane, besure to open the value slowly, lite the stove first to help get any air out of the line, then after you turn off the stove, turn on you heater.
^^^THIS^^^ the front roof unit is a heat pump...
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