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Old 12-06-2015, 02:31 PM   #11
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Their is a very big difference running a heater that run on propane in a TT and running with your a/c that runs on elec when driving
Very true. Hadn't considered that. Our heating is only in the LQ area and the ducts don't run to the back.
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:38 PM   #12
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Someone had earlier posted about leaving their dogs in trailer and traveling with them. Almost killed them with co poisoning. Not recommended. Look for and read the posts then you can decide. MH yes, trailer of any kind NO!
in that post they had the front windows open, while sitting in traffic, nothing to do with the furnace.... we travel in our rv with the furnace or ac and gen running, depending on the season.
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:40 PM   #13
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but really cats love to snuggle under blankets so a few hours driving with the heat off shouldn't hurt their feelings too much.
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:53 PM   #14
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I personally wouldn't leave my pets in my 5er and not in the cab of my truck with me.

With that said, the linked story talks about CO poisoning from vehicle exhaust, NOT from a running propane fridge or heater. Motorhomes have virtually identical furnaces and exhaust ducting to most TT and 5ers. From my reading it seems that loads of motorhome people drive with the propane heater running. Never heard of any CO poisoning problems. Legalities aside, I can personally have driven thousands of miles with my propane fridge running and have never entered the 5er after stopping to find the CO detector going off.

Can anybody personally attest to having their propane furnace or fridge cause a CO detector to go off while traveling? Does anybody have any links to a story about this happening?
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:42 AM   #15
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Livestock trailers, yes. But many dedicated horse trailers (including mine) are sealed up as tight as any RV when the windows are closed. The only time we haul with open windows and roof vents is when the temperatures are between 45-70 degrees. Below that, closed windows and it stays reasonably warm (or, should I say not too cold) because of the body heat from three horses. Above 75 the windows are closed and the A/C is run. Even on a really hot day the temp with a/c runs around 80 degrees or so. Maybe it's not a problem because the horse area is behind the living quarters area and a long way from the diesel exhaust.

But, I think I'll just keep letting the dogs ride in the truck.
Getting off topic but all the years I competed horses, I never saw a single horse trailer seal up the way an RV does, but I never did get inside one with living quarters.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:44 AM   #16
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Getting off topic but all the years I competed horses, I never saw a single horse trailer seal up the way an RV does, but I never did get inside one with living quarters.
They used to be pretty drafty in the back when they had 2x8/2x10 wooden floors but now the floors are composite material and sealed to the walls. However, very few have any insulation which can make them very hot in the summer.
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Our cat's latrine is under the bed and through a pet flap. No odor what so ever. Never leave home without him. I registered him with ADA as an "Emotional Support Animal" so he can't be turned down at any CG.
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We travel with our small Chihuahua and our 17 yr old cat. We need to take the cat because of her age and the fact we go on a couple of month long trips each year. Both ride in the back seat of our truck. The first time we took the cat she drove us crazy meowing because she didn't like riding in her carrier. Now we put her in the carrier to take her to the truck. Once underway we unzip the door. She comes out and looks around or goes down and goes to sleep on the floorboards under the back seat. We also keep a litter box for her to use while underway since we usually travel 6 to 7 hours a day. We have now logged over 20,000 miles this way and it works well for us and the cat.
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