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Old 10-05-2016, 01:23 PM   #11
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Furnace cut-out voltage

If your battery drops a little below 12 volts, a safety device in the furnace will kick in and the furnace will not operate.

This usually occurs about 3:00 in the morning!!!

You need 2 matching (new) batteries to make it thru the night.
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:56 PM   #12
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You could also buy a gas buddy and not run the furnace at all and turn the gas buddy off when you go to bed and carry some extra blankets. I'm kinda cheap myself. If you buy a new battery then you will have two 1 1/2 year old batteries


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I think you mean a Mr Buddy propane heater.
Gas Buddy is an app for finding cheap fuel prices.
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I think you mean a Mr Buddy propane heater.
Gas Buddy is an app for finding cheap fuel prices.

You are right it's Mr Buddy. I never stay at Walmart. I find a campground close by the route I'm traveling and stay there. DW doesn't like to wake up cold


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And, if the temps drop to freezing you might need to winterize.
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:50 PM   #15
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We are spending the month of Nov. at Myrtle Beach Travel Park. We live in Quebec and plan on spending 2 nights on the road with our FR Surveyor SV210 trailer and would like to stay at Walmarts. On the way home, we will probably be staying in southern New York state (begining of Dec.) Temperature could easily be in the low 30's or high 20's overnight. Can I run my LP furnace plus 1 light plus the TV on my single battery ? (battery is 1 1/2 years old)
Also, if the answer is yes, will my tow vehicle charge the Trailer battery once we are on the road?
You should have two batteries and even better a small generator if you want to run your furnace more than one night. The furnace motor or any motors really sucks the juice.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:09 PM   #16
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If your "one" battery goes dead, it will sound your CO2 detector. That's the las t thing you want to heat in the middle of the night.
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My 2 cents. If you envision more such winter camping events in the future, it would probably be cost effective to invest in the two 6 volt golf cart batteries and a 2000 watt inverter generator.

I don't mind paying for a camp site with electricity, but they are nowhere as handy as a Walmart lot. I really like the ability to just pull off the road whenever and wherever I like and set up for the night.
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We must be the luckiest people around, we stayed overnight in a rest area in January in the mountains of NC/TN, no, not as cold as NY, but we had no problem with the heat or battery.
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Crack the window and the GasBuddy is the Answer for us.
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DW and I always stay in campgrounds, we have stayed at one Walmart one night. We didn't feel safe. I am set up to dry camp and we camp at campgrounds that doesn't have full hookups. I have two banks of four six volt batteries plus two Honda's, each 2000i


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