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Old 12-31-2015, 02:10 PM   #1
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Hi all, my wife and I are taking a quick overnight trip on Sunday, the rv is winterized...this is my very first ever trip in an rv...I am wondering how to operate the furnace...do I just power up the batteries, turn on the propane and set the temp....thanks
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:16 PM   #2
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Yep!
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:31 PM   #3
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awesome thanks...was hoping that it would be that easy....thanks
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:33 PM   #4
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Just filled mine with propane and gas and that's what I did when I got home. Leave Monday morning.
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:44 PM   #5
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I'm not sure what thermostat you have. If it has the option make sure the fan is set to auto. First time I used mine it was set to low, and the fan kept blowing air nonstop even after the furnace kicked off.
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:15 PM   #6
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If this is a new RV, you will want to run the furnace at home with the windows open to burn off the contaminants that result from manufacturing. ( 30 mins or so). Also if the furnace has not been run for a while, Light to stove top to make sure propane line is purged. Be aware that it make take several tries to get it to fire is not used for a while. Don't forget to turn on the gas. Check the propane levels every few days. The furnace will use propane quicker than you think, If leaving the water system winterized ( water heater empty) make sure no one turns the water heater on.
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Everything Flybob said AND, if you are running the furnace while only on battery power it will not run as long as you think or want. The fan takes a lot of battery pwer and some have reported 6 to 8 hours only. I have never used my furnace on battery so I don't know directly. So the big question is: will you have shore power or be using the battery? If you do have shore power most campers use an electric space heater so it doesn't eat up propane costs.
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We are planning to use the furnace while driving 6 hours to keep the back warm. While driving does the engine keep the batteries charged. And then when we park overnight we plan to use furnace. We can always run generator and run the overhead heat I guess instead or as well
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:39 PM   #9
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Have you ran the furnace yet? I have a friend went for his first cold weather trip. He found out the furnace didn't work that night. we tried to fix it over the phone with no success. He took it back to the dealer and they had to replaced the furnace. I would make sure it's working before I left if it was me.
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Oh, you have a generator, you're good, no problem. And driving will keep the batteries charged. Have a good trip!
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