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Old 04-21-2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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Furnace on house current.

Would I be able to run the furnace in the camper while plugged into household current? it is supposed to go down below freezing tomorrow night and Thursday and I'm concerned about the pipes in the trailer freezing.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:42 AM   #2
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Would I be able to run the furnace in the camper while plugged into household current? it is supposed to go down below freezing tomorrow night and Thursday and I'm concerned about the pipes in the trailer freezing.
Yes. however, the furnace is 12 volt and propane no matter if it's hooked up to shore power or not.
It's not a 110v furnace.

You have to have propane.

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Ok great I just figured that I needed to be plugged in for the blower to run didn't think that it would run on 12 volt.
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Ok great I just figured that I needed to be plugged in for the blower to run didn't think that it would run on 12 volt.
Blower is 12v also.
However, you'll need to be plugged in to keep battery charged.

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Old 04-21-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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I wonder if the solar panel that came with the trailer can keep the battery charged if you're running the furnace. I'm going to have to move the trailer away from the house because of high wind that were going to have later and I'm afraid that a tree might fall on it.
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I may be wrong but I don't think the solar charger will be able to keep up with the draw on battery from furnace blower also you said you wanted to run at night , no sun no charge.
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Nope.
Furnace draws upwards of 10 -12 amps

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normal appliance amp draws

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Ok great I just figured that I needed to be plugged in for the blower to run didn't think that it would run on 12 volt.
The fan in the furnace is perhaps the largest consumer of energy from the battery - at least it is in our 5th wheel - around 7A when running.
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Hi redcloud1 if you have a factory battery it will not last the though the night with out having the trailer plugged in to 110 volts house power to charge the 12 volt battery while running the furnace for the night. The wind is really blowing here also.

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