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Old 01-01-2016, 10:25 PM   #11
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You will only use the generator intermittently when needed to charge the batteries. Be aware of any "quiet time" limits where you are camping. The gennys are very loud even if enclosed.

To avoid turning on the water pump or water heater inadvertently, tape a sign over the switches of use blue painter tape to block them (such tape is easily removed.)

Don't run the batteries low. Charge at 50% or more to prevent damage. If you are winterized make sure everyone onboard and guests know it so people don't pour liquids down the drains or try to run your taps.

You mentioned overhead heat which I think means the heat pump. That will only work well down to around 45 depending on model. Below that it has to keep defrosting the coils during which time it blows cold air into the unit. Below some point (35?) it won't run at all. A better option if you have shore power (which would be needed for the heat pump) would be an electric space heater you can if in. Make sure it draws less than your main power line (say, 30 amps). Use extra safety precautions with a space heater for children, pets, towels, curtains, bed linens, wood and leather fixtures, to avoid a burn or a fire. If you have one you can set it to say 65 then set the propane furnace to say 60 as a backup in case of failure or in case the electric unit can't provide enough heat to maintain the desired temperature.

Then have fun!

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Old 01-02-2016, 03:05 AM   #12
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Awesome and thanks all.

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