Originally Posted by Traveling fools
Our camper is permanently parked at our property. My question is this...we use our camper every other weekend and now with the colder weather coming we will not be winterizing it. Is it ok to leave the furnace, battery, propane on when the camper is not being used? I am having a larger propane tank installed and we will not be using the smaller ones.
I did something similar only i was living in my TT while waiting for a house to be built South of Denver one winter.
Had the Propane distributor set a large tank and set me up on "Keep Full". They even sold me a connection hose.
I left furnace on 24/7 while working at the office and when I went out of town I just turned the inside temp down to 55 (lowest on my Thermostat).
As a backup to make sure I didn't have the TT freeze if the furnace went on vacation I also plugged in a couple of electric heaters set for "Freeze Protect" which had them kick on at around 45 degrees. To make sure they didn't overload the electrical system (mine was 30 amp) I set the heaters on the 1,000 watt setting rather than the full 1500 watt one.
Furnace should function as long as it has fuel and the converter is supplying power.
I would disconnect the city water hose and have some water in the tank, along with tank heaters on if so equipped. Everything should be just fine when you arrive for your every other weekend visit. Hook up water, turn up furnace, and enjoy.