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Old 09-16-2014, 11:00 PM   #11
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Do any of you worry about using the small portable heaters in the motor homes? Do you run them for short periods or thru the night? Do any of you run your generators while driving which would allow you to use these heaters while running down the road?
Been using them on shore power for over 20 years. Best form of heat for light duty. If you run it on genset, would be the most expensive heat you ever purchased. Dash heat is plenty under way.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:19 PM   #12
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Thanks Vince. I appreciate your feedback. Do you ever use the generator for other 110v appliances while driving?
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:41 AM   #13
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Do any of you worry about using the small portable heaters in the motor homes? Do you run them for short periods or thru the night? Do any of you run your generators while driving which would allow you to use these heaters while running down the road?
No, it has a thermostat and cycles on and off as needed.

Yes it's run as needed, all night or day.

No, I do not run the generator to run the heater, that would likely cost more than using the propane heater. I'm not a winter camper so I would have no reason to need more than the cab heater while traveling.
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:12 PM   #14
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IMHO One of the greatest benefits of the heat pump, aside from the extra BTUs is the heat output is much more evenly distributed throughout the coach. The propane heat is so hot that when using it it is always either hot or cold, no happy medium. When its to cold for the heat pump we use propane to take the chill off then portable electric.
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Old 10-04-2014, 01:45 AM   #15
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I like having a heat pump. Save on propane and it provides a good amount of heat when it's 45 degrees or higher outside. I live on So Cal and hardly use my furnace as heat pump does very well in most cases.

Also, I agree with what monte says as well, it's a nice even heat, not too hot or cold, it's just right all the time.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:17 AM   #16
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Like someone else said, if it's cold enough to need the furnace then I'm not camping!!!

Having said that, I have been caught a couple of times. The heat pump works well if the temperature isn't too low. My wife does complain that the breeze from it does feel a little cool. If it gets down into the 30's then it just can't keep up and you need to turn on the furnace. Using the furnace will run through the propane pretty fast though. The best compromise is probably using the heat pump along with a portable electric heater if you are connected to shore power.

I'd never think of running the generator when I was driving down the road.
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I run my generator often when I am driving through a warm geographical area when temps hit 90 plus with folks sitting outside the driver cabin. I run my air conditioner to keep my RV nice and cool.

Am I missing something by running my generator & A/C while driving? It never occurred to me that that could be a problem or possibly even dangerous?
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:15 PM   #18
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I was out for a few days this weekend and daytime temps were in the 50s. One night it dropped to 33 for a few hours. The heatpump actually did quite well. I thought I'd need to switch to propane but it kept us at 70 inside all night.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:23 PM   #19
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I run my generator often when I am driving through a warm geographical area when temps hit 90 plus with folks sitting outside the driver cabin. I run my air conditioner to keep my RV nice and cool.

Am I missing something by running my generator & A/C while driving? It never occurred to me that that could be a problem or possibly even dangerous?

The generator can be run while driving with no problem. That's why it is there (if needed).


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Old 11-09-2014, 03:41 AM   #20
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Just took dely. of Forester 2015S. It has a 13,000 btu air conditioner. Can I change out the 13,000 btu with a 15,000 with heat pump. Is this a lot of work and will the thermostat need to be changed
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