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Old 04-21-2015, 07:28 PM   #11
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You don't need the keep it as warm as is comfortable to you to keep the water in the pipes from freezing. Set the thermostat to about 50 F.

If it's just going below freezing the furnace won't be running all the time so even one battery may run through the night.

Can you run an extension cord to your trailer? If you have no appliances on, you would be okay with a 15 amp extension cord to power the convertor to keep the batteries charged.

Or, if you only have one battery, do you have something else with a 12 volt battery, like a riding lawn mower? You could run jumper cables from it to supplement the coach battery. It may be low in the morning and need to be jumped to start, but you'd get your trailer through the night.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:37 PM   #12
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Going to be 32 here tonight I won't even bother with heat.

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Old 04-21-2015, 07:56 PM   #13
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It's going down to 30 the next two nights, I wonder if I need to be worried.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:01 PM   #14
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It's going down to 30 the next two nights, I wonder if I need to be worried.
If it's only for a few hours, like 4 or 5, I wouldn't worry about it. It will take longer than that for the inside of the trailer to get down to freezing.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:18 PM   #15
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X2. Unless the temp is sustained over night, which would be unusual if that's the low, you shouldn't have a problem. I generally don't worry about freezing unless 28 degrees or less is forecast.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:51 PM   #16
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Or run an electric heater out to your unit with an extension cord so you don't use your propane.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:13 PM   #17
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I moved the trailer away from the trees so it's to far too reach with a cord.
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