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Old 11-09-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Heater

Can I run the propane heater....while driving down the road....my front heater don't seem to kept motor home warm enough in the winter
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:20 AM   #2
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I don't see why not. Read this thread:

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Old 11-10-2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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I was told during the PDI to not run the furnace or the fridge while towing.

Why not run an electric heater?

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I was told during the PDI to not run the furnace or the fridge while towing. Why not run an electric heater?
Out of curiosity- did they say why?

I know some people have concerns about the flame while filling up at gas stations. But I'd never heard of not using it at all while traveling (of course, my background/experience is only with fifth wheels).
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Out of curiosity- did they say why?

No, I never ask why not!

Sounded like good common sense.



Ya I know, it's not common any more.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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Been running furnace and fridge on gas in all my rvs (trailers, fifth wheels, class a and c motorhomes for 40 years. No problems.

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Old 11-11-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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No, I never ask why not!

Sounded like good common sense.



Ya I know, it's not common any more.
Maybe not. Other than filling up and the whole flame thing- I don't really see a reason to not.

The only consideration I'd give it is how many heat registers are covered by slides. In my fifth wheel case, a lot are and I wouldn't feel comfortable running the heater while we drove to our destination.
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The original poster did not mention his situation, but if he has a Class C or B+ and there are only two people, you can drape a blanket behind the cab area and that will hold the heat in just fine.

Northern members need to comment on this, but it looks to me if that you're driving in weather well below freezing and the coach isn't winterized, you would run the risk of freezing pipes if you don't run the furnace.
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Firstly, the OP posed this question in the "Georgetown" section of the forum. So it is safe to assume the OP has a Georgetown, which is a class A. I run my furnace, while driving whenever the chassis heater can't get it done for all passengers. Probably prudence would be warranted while fueling, even tho, the furnace exhaust is on the opposite side from the fuel filler. Ya' never know when some idiot may be spraying gas all over the ground on the other side of you...!
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Firstly, the OP posed this question in the "Georgetown" section of the forum. So it is safe to assume the OP has a Georgetown, which is a class A. I run my furnace, while driving whenever the chassis heater can't get it done for all passengers. Probably prudence would be warranted while fueling, even tho, the furnace exhaust is on the opposite side from the fuel filler. Ya' never know when some idiot may be spraying gas all over the ground on the other side of you...!
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