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Old 11-01-2014, 10:00 PM   #11
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:29 PM   #12
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Sounds to me like they're not understanding what you're asking. I'm assuming the dealership winterized it for you since they mentioned it. Part of that process is draining the hot water heater. If you ARE winterized and the water heater is empty, then DO NOT run it on electric or you'll burn up the element (propane probably wouldn't hurt it too badly, but it probably isn't all that good for it either). Point is, do not run an empty hot water heater. Furnace is something altogether different and it will hurt nothing to run it at the same time as any other system in the trailer.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:46 PM   #13
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I asked him point blank if I could turn off the hot water heater so when I turn on the propane to run my furnace and he said no. That if I turned on the propane it would tare up my hot water heater and that there was no way I could do it. I asked him then about turning off the DSI button on the control panel and then turning off the button on the HW heater and he said no. No matter how I explained it to him he just kept telling me no and if I did it would void my warranty. I may try and give them a call again and see if I can talk to a different guy in the service department.

The question I would ask the dealer that keeps saying no is why not n how is it gonna screw up the water heater by using the furnace n not using the water heater
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:22 PM   #14
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Maybe they did not fill the propane tanks and don't want you to know. Lol
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:36 AM   #15
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Regarding the OP about the heated mattresses, we used ours for the first time last weekend and they work GREAT! We have a 3" mattress topper on the beds and could still feel the warmth from the heater. As others have said, it isn't "electric blanket hot", but it takes the chill out of the mattress and sheets. We were all very glad that we had them.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:18 PM   #16
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We are looking at getting a 3" topper as well. Is the 3" enough?

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We've got a 2" and it seems to be enough.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:50 PM   #18
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I have used the mattress heaters a lot but not in such low temps. My complaint is that the heating elements get too hot. May not make sense but might suggest another heavy sheet between you and the heated pad.

On a side note I am at a total loss about why you can't run the furnace.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:45 AM   #19
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We are looking at getting a 3" topper as well. Is the 3" enough?

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Hi Jim - We've been very pleased with the 3" topper we picked up. We got it from Aldi when they had their seasonal "back to school" items. I think it is a combination of foam and fiberfill. Provides just the right amount of comfort. For size, we got a Full size. Length is perfect. The sides of the topper are a little short of the sides of the mattress - maybe an inch and a half short, but we don't sleep on the very edge so it isn't a problem. I think what the topper is made of will have as much to do with your comfort as the thickness.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:15 AM   #20
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Update on the furnace thing: I called the dealership and talked to a different guy in the service department that knew what he was talking about and said yes, I can run my furnace and use my stove without hurting my hot water tank. So this evening we are going to try them out!!!!
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