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Old 02-10-2015, 12:50 AM   #11
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Since nearly all RV furnaces heat with propane, most use a ceramic or oil-filled heater when electric hookups are available.
Then you use the RV's furnace to supplement it.

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Old 02-10-2015, 02:56 AM   #12
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When on shore power we run two electric heaters on low....those 1500 w get hot on high and they don t last at that output....but running one on low heat keeps the heater from getting so hot yet puts out enough heat to keep some of the chill off the air and with two running,one at each end of camper....propane hardly comes on if set in low 60s at night....and heaters last for many years....good luck on your trip....


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We use a ceramic heater in addition to our furnace. But one 20 lb bottle using the furnace at 30 degrees at night, can last 5-7 days or more when we had the smaller trailer. Last year we only camped 35 days 15 days was in the 30s at night (with the furnace) and we only used one 30 lb bottle & just started the second the last week for the whole season.


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Old 02-10-2015, 11:18 AM   #14
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Might be a good time to think about the popup gizmos and reflectix mods, sure helps at those cooler temperatures....
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:58 AM   #15
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We camp Thanksgiving (Canadian one is in early October) and have experienced daytime highs of 45 degrees F and nightime lows of 35 degrees F.

I use two ceramic heaters; one plugged into a trailer outlet and the other run on an extension cord directly to the post.

The trailer furnace hardly comes on. As others have mentioned - you've paid for hydro, you might as well use it.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:13 PM   #16
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When I know that we are going to hooked up to shore power we take an electric heater with us & it keeps the Roo plenty comfortable in the temp ranges you are talking about. Sometimes I may turn on the furnace in the morning to take that chill off. Have fun.
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Furnace question

Do what we do-CHEAT!! Electric blankets make for a cozy slumber.

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Do what we do-CHEAT!! Electric blankets make for a cozy slumber.

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Thanks everyone. We will take lots of blankets, 2 electric heaters (plugging one in from the pole) and make use of the heated mattresses. Oh, and beds and blankets for the pups (don't want them cold).
We do use PUGs that I made that wraps around top and sides of beds. Which will help.
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I second the motion on running it prior to leaving. As said previously, to ensure it works, and if it is new, to get that nasty smell out. Trust me, before leaving on our trip tomorrow,I decided to light mine off for the very first time today. I had to leave the door and both vents open while running it for about 30 minutes. And I can say that smoke alarm will wake the dead.

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