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Old 03-26-2015, 12:03 PM   #81
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My wife's Durango doesn't have it either. Discovered it on a snowmobile trip when my enclosed sled trailer's interior lights still worked after the vehicle was shut down. Glad I didn't notice after they were on all night at -25...
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:12 PM   #82
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You guys are correct Fuse is missing spot 21 to charge TH from TV of course it a strange square fuse.


They have bigger heater the same size and width but daw more amps think you would need a dual battery setup run all night - the one installed daws 3.1amps a 30btu draws 5.1 -- as for propane use if you have the right size heater that provides the correct heat - it will use less fuel because it's not on 24/7

The heat ducting is all above frame ran thru the bottom of kitchen and bathroom cabernets - I doubt it got up to 50degrees last last w furnace running all night -so if you have one on order or going to pick one up I would have dealer install a bigger unit.

Here's what I think I'm going to do is get a 30/40BTU install it where the original is and move that one to the garage and change out the propane tanks -


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Old 03-26-2015, 01:13 PM   #83
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Ford's are relayed so they don't draw on the charge line when the ignition is off. Ram isn't and is hot all the time. Not sure about GM.

That really depends on the set up . most all are add on's and not factory unless ordered that way . installing one is a breeze and should be on all TV's
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:19 PM   #84
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That really depends on the set up . most all are add on's and not factory unless ordered that way . installing one is a breeze and should be on all TV's
All Ford's come relayed now which includes the OP's father's 150 Eco. THe 150's come with the relay and fuse in a bag and the SD trucks come with them installed from the factory.
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Scoop on ecoboost Ford F-150 w max tow package 12k rated -- expect to get around 5-6 MPG direct from ford dealership no codes found service looked it up in data base and that's what to expect when towing 8k plus - So ford advertises how great their ecoboost truck tows and how you get this incredible gas Milage --- what a bunch of BS - yeah it can do it but not at the same time!👿

Another observation

Ford truck did not charge my TH battery when in motion yesterday so battery almost dead last night - so check that when picking up

Should of brought my Chevy -Chevy Gods are laughing at me right now😳😁

#2 it was 27degrees last night - the gas heater will not come even close to heating this TH - will be contact acting FR about that especially w extreme winter package --- I know some have stated heater was weak but this is unacceptable -

They are plenty of bigger heaters 30,35,40 btu heaters out same brand that will fit in location no problem - will be working on this issue

Yes I can get Electric heaters but I'm not always plugged in and running generator all night is not an option at some places..

An the adventure moves on to hopefully Montana tonight


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That mpg stings!!!! Reminds me of my father inlaws 454 that gets 5mpg no matter what. Lol!

I get 9-10 towing our loaded 12k racecar trailer doing 70-75.

Which Eco boost do you have?
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:31 PM   #86
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All Ford's come relayed now which includes the OP's father's 150 Eco. THe 150's come with the relay and fuse in a bag and the SD trucks come with them installed from the factory.

Now maybe but it was not always that way . I wouldn't know about Fords . I like driving trucks not working on them lol . That's why i own chevys
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:29 PM   #87
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When you open the underbelly to add much needed insulation you will see the ducting for the furnace most likely uninsulated . get some duct insulation and go to work . most the heat loss is from the ducts so by the time the heated air gets to the register it's lost 20% of the heat
No ducts under the unit. Ducts run from furnace through kitchen cabinet, rearward under the fridge, through the panty cabinet, then the bath cabinet then to the garage wall. I think there aer 4 "registers" total; but very accessible.

I insulated the floor (and pipes) as much as I could access by not dropping a tank, and I think it helps, but if I did it again, I would add R-19 or better directly to the upper side of the belly material (coroplast) from end to end and side to side. I will take more support than just the frame rails since this method won't support the coroplast alone.

A 35K BTU in the original place and the 20K BTU in the garage will definitely do it, maybe overdo it. I would bet with only an additional 20K to the garage while keeping the 20K where it is, it would be enough. That's 40K and quite a lot of heat.

If you can find a true HVAC expert that knows a little about RVs, this would be good. By installing a 20K in the garage, forward of the back door, it might be possible to run duct into the main cabin; at least to the bathroom to share that 20K. I would think 20K would be too much for garage alone.

You don't want it to run all night, but you also don't want it cycling too quickly either.

I thought about (when I had the belly off) running a duct underneath to the other side of the bedroom wall. This would be important if the doors were closed IMO. With the bedroom doors closed it could get very cold in there; for the bedroom there is one register aimed that way. If your's is like mine.
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No ducts under the unit.

Well another lie from a dealer that doesn't know anything about what he's selling . Good to know I won't have problems finding and wrapping them . 2 weeks to go

So when you went underneath you did not glue up the good insulation ? just used spray foam ? I plan on gluing up the 1.5" Styrofoam sheets and then spray insulation in the gaps . then seal the cover very well

The dealer told me the underneath was partially heated through the duct work on the furnace ..
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The duct work is under the floor in the main living area but in the garage it comes through the wall from the living area.
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Hope you saved some of that gas money for the ride home! Yikes!

Anyway congrats on the new unit. I love mine and I'm sure you will yours.
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