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Old 10-29-2015, 11:17 PM   #11
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You shouldn't need the water heater while driving. Also, lap blankets and legs inside sleeping bags do wonders for keeping warm.


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Old 10-30-2015, 09:26 AM   #12
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We will be taking delivery of our first RV, a 2005 Forest River Forester, in about a week. I have a question for you. We are planning on picking up our daughters and take them to see their brother around Thanksgiving and it will probably be colder out then it is today. Can I run the furnace while we are driving so the girls don't get cold? If so, how? I've read about not having your propane on so I'm wondering is it possible to keep the coach heated without using propane. Can I run the furnace by turning on the Generator? I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:26 PM   #13
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I see a bigger problem here. There's been no information as to what you are towing. A TT or a 5th wheel. You cannot have occupants in a TT while you are towing. With a 5th wheel you can. But I would suggest some kind of communication device in case the occupants in the 5th wheel have some sort of a problem.
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:52 PM   #14
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A Forester is a Class C motor home.



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I see a bigger problem here. There's been no information as to what you are towing. A TT or a 5th wheel. You cannot have occupants in a TT while you are towing. With a 5th wheel you can. But I would suggest some kind of communication device in case the occupants in the 5th wheel have some sort of a problem.
No way in the world would I allow someone to ride in a towed trailer no matter the configuration.

I do not recall seeing seatbelts (required by law?) in any trailer.
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Hey Guys the OP is talking about a Motorhome not a trailer.
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I see a bigger problem here. There's been no information as to what you are towing. A TT or a 5th wheel. You cannot have occupants in a TT while you are towing. With a 5th wheel you can. But I would suggest some kind of communication device in case the occupants in the 5th wheel have some sort of a problem.
The OP said they own a Forester.
They started this thread in the Forester sub-forum, in the Motorhome section.

Not sure what else they can do so you would would know what kind of RV they have.
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No way in the world would I allow someone to ride in a towed trailer no matter the configuration.

I do not recall seeing seatbelts (required by law?) in any trailer.
Can not ride in any trailer kind here in PA unless it is a semi truck fifth wheel. Then it needs comms to the cab. Forgot..

Buses that are doubles and such are ok (some have trailers for more capacity).

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Can not ride in any trailer kind here in PA unless it is a semi truck fifth wheel. Then it needs comms to the cab. Forgot..

Buses that are doubles and such are ok (some have trailers for more capacity).

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Although I have never ridden as a passenger in my RV, I find that the heat from the front console is enough to provide heat to the rest of the RV while in motion. I know this because I have stopped at rest stops to take naps and was quite comfortable.

And I'm from the DON'T HAVE YOUR PROPANE ON while in motion.
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