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Old 02-20-2014, 12:32 PM   #21
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Under very similar conditions we've used the fireplace to take the chill out of the air while sleeping. Warm air rises nicely right into the bedroom of The Beast.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:01 PM   #22
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If you need heat when boondocking stick to the LP furnace. The fireplace is better to stay off.

I have to wonder if the slide wear issue has caused RV guy to silent.
Very good question
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:38 PM   #23
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The fireplace on the higher setting on mine draws bout 1800 watts....unless you have a huuuuuuge battery bank id stay with the furnace...or heck even a mr heater ...it takes most of a 2000 watt genny to run just the fireplace...ive done it...just left genny and heater running all night till out of gas....prob cheaper n easier to use furnace....

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Old 02-20-2014, 01:45 PM   #24
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it was more for the evince of it more then anything else. anything that burns up that amount of power is not being used in my rig unless the generator is on or in a rare occasion we are camping at a camp ground that has power. Most if not all camping we do is on the beach. we are only allowed to run the generator from 8:00-12:00 in the am and from 5:00-9:00 in the pm. Thanks for all the info. I appreciate it very much.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:16 PM   #25
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The way I use it with hookups is run the lp furnace first to get the major cold out then use the fireplace to maintain. Seems to work.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:28 PM   #26
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The way I use it with hookups is run the lp furnace first to get the major cold out then use the fireplace to maintain. Seems to work.
That sounds like a good idea. Will try it next time we go camping.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:22 PM   #27
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The way I use it with hookups is run the lp furnace first to get the major cold out then use the fireplace to maintain. Seems to work.
yes sir....with hookups i can set the temp on the fireplace and run a small ceramic in bunk.....whole trailer will get hot.....good down to about 35ish degree nights.....furnace usually dont even run with that setup...i only ran the genny like that once because i was low on propane and only had 1 more night out before going home....and i wanted to run my outside grill the next day for cooking ...LOL...priorities...!!

way easier to keep it warm than cool.....those 100+ summer temps and sun have BOTH my 15k a/c units pumping!!
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:10 PM   #28
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Never fear. RV Guy still checks in on us once in a while. His last activity was 2/10/14.

He's a busy guy I assume since the company is doing so well.
I see where he had a activity on 2/10 but am unable to find what his post is. His last comment, that I can find, was months ago. If someone knows of any recent posts from him, please help provide a link.
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:44 PM   #29
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:18 PM   #30
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Same here, started detailing my own recently of out 270RET Crusader. Before I purchase another coach, I will have to see something on how this puppy is laid out. Our electrical system wiring is a nightmare, if this were in a home, the inspectors would have rejected it a long time ago. Also and A&P, worked on Gulfstream Corporate Aircraft, yep I know, 40M vs 30K, big difference, ten produced a day plus two a month for Gulfstream:


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I just bought a 2014 Crusader 260RLD. I am an architect and I'm into CAD drawings. Is this something I can get my hands on for my rig. Electrical, plumbing, HVAC and so on? Would be a great thing to have.
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