Originally Posted by borismkogan
I have a 2018 FR3 30DS. Staying in a RV park for extended period of time while transitioning jobs.
Cold here in Vancouver WA so I've had my heater running most of the time. I assumed that since I am plugged in my heating is using electricity but yesterday I ran out of propane. I already found a propane refuel service so should be good tomorrow.
My questions are as follows.
1) Besides turning off coach heater and using electric space heaters is there any other way to heat using plugged in electricity?
2) Also my thermostat has a furnace option which I did use. Could that be the reason I was burning propane?
3) Lastly does my FR3 have the capability to attach regular grill propane tanks to allow me to more easily swap tanks or do I need to plumb additional attachments? TIA!
1) Using electric heaters are the only way to keep from using propane unless
you have a heat pump. The issue with heat pumps is that they don't work in cold weather, so the thermostat will default to the furnace and you'll wind up using LP (propane)
2) Yes and no. Yes using the furnace burns LP, but as I said in #1 you really didn't have any other choice unless you have an HP (Heat Pump).
3) Your RV doesn't come with and "Extend-A-Stay" type device, so unless one has been added already, you'll need to add one in order to connect an additional LP tank or cylinder.
If you're staying in place for a while you may want to check into getting a larger tank and installing an Extend-A-Stay type device.