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Old 10-27-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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Yes you can run the furnace in a 5er while driving down the road or while not plugged in. If you couldnít, boondocking in cooler/windy weather would not be possible.

We travel from PA to FL the last two weeks of Dec almost every yr.
We have a programmable thermostat.
We leave on Fri just after rush hour.
I have the thermostat programed to kick on about midnight.
Iím usually ready to pull over about 2am.

If you donít have a programmable one you could just turn it on during your last pitstop before you know youíll be stopping for the night.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:54 PM   #12
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one thing to remember is you will need a good charge on the battery and propane in the tanks - without those two ya cant.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:37 AM   #13
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My only concern is that a couple of the heating ducts are covered when the slide is in, therefore I would gain nothing, unless I travel with the slides open.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:59 AM   #14
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My only concern is that a couple of the heating ducts are covered when the slide is in, therefore I would gain nothing, unless I travel with the slides open.
There would be no negative effect on the system if a couple vents were covered. Air would just flow to those vents that are not covered probably the bedroom & bathroom (most important when traveling in the winter!)
In my Sierra 356RL all ducts run right down the middle of the unit so none are covered.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:00 AM   #15
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one thing to remember is you will need a good charge on the battery and propane in the tanks - without those two ya cant.
Tv will keep battery charged while driving
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:06 AM   #16
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one thing to remember is you will need a good charge on the battery and propane in the tanks - without those two ya cant.
If you travel during the winter & don't check your tanks regularly you deserve to be cold!

In any TT Iíve ever owned the trailer battery is maintained via the umbilical cord plugged into the tow vehicle.
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My only concern is that a couple of the heating ducts are covered when the slide is in, therefore I would gain nothing, unless I travel with the slides open.
I will have to check that on mine..
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Yes it can be done, for years my dad's company hauls flowers (potted plants) in cargo trailers, the heaters they use are specifically from motorhomes with forced air vents, it works great, they will run nearly a week in very cold tempuratures on two 30# tanks, the wind does not blow out the flame. The batteries will hold their charge while plugged into the truck while driving. (Yes it takes a lot to charge the batteries from your tow vehicle, but to maintain them is much easier)

Many vehicles run on propane, you can run the propane while driving except in certain locations such as tunnels, also avoid running the heaters while fueling, just use common sense and you will be fine.
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