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Old 12-03-2010, 06:50 PM   #1
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Dry camp, how long does 12v furnace fan run?

I was wondering if I would happen to dry camp for one night and have to run the furnace. How long would it run? Does anything charge it? Is it based of how much electricity the fan uses and how much the mAh that the battery holds?
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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Of course it all depend on the temp outside and how warm you want it inside.
I just did my first dry camping and with the outside dropping into the high 20's my single battery lasted all night, but just barely.
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That's what I wanted to know. Since I will have no electricity my battery may die then fan stops and camper gets cold fast. Thanks for response.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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I suggest a two 12v battey hookup instead of the one 12v battery. We do a lot of dry camping and we always have the two 12v battery system and we've been able to run the furnace at night with no problem, but we do start the generator in the morning to make coffee and that usually charges the batteries.
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I have not received rv till next Monday. I am unsure of there is room for 2 batteries.
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:59 PM   #6
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Did you think about gettting a group 27 or a group 31 battery ? I easily spent a night with a group 27 with the furnace working a lot when we lost power around noon. Kept us going till we had power late next day.
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Did you think about gettting a group 27 or a group 31 battery ? I easily spent a night with a group 27 with the furnace working a lot when we lost power around noon. Kept us going till we had power late next day.

With the fact I have a family with two young children. I probably will not dry camp much.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:04 PM   #8
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With the fact I have a family with two young children. I probably will not dry camp much.
I would still upgrade your battery. When we go on long trip sometime we hit the rest stops or wally world & this is dry camping to. You want to make sure you can keep the furnace & refg. going.
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You trust staying at rest areas and wally world. I would worry about being mugged.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:33 PM   #10
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You trust staying at rest areas and wally world. I would worry about being mugged.
This day it happen in your own home or yard. Try to go to far on the road tired will get killed faster. I keep my eye open & use caution at home & on the road. I bring my backup on the road to,like most all old rver do.
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