Originally Posted by benchrest
I am wondering how much diesel fuel this unit uses per hr? Also can it be operated while traveling down the highway during cold weather? Thanks Benchrest
Fuel usage depends on what unit you have. The C045 is a 45,000 btu unit and burns 3/10 gal per hour. (that is running hour) The C065 is a 65,000 btu unit and it burns .45 gal per hour. I am pretty sure you have the C045 unit. To verify, look on the equipment sheet which might be on the inside of the medicine cabinet.
You do not have to run the Hurricane to get heat out of it while driving. Remember that the coolant is in the same loop as the engine coolant. With a hot engine it is possible to turn on the thermostat and the interior heat exchangers switch and get interior heat. I do it all the time. You also have to turn on the fans for the heat registers.
The water heater gets its over the road heat from the engine, known as motor aid, not the Hurricane. Running the Hurricane will not give you hot water.
There is also a check valve down under that keeps the Hurricane from heating the engine while at rest. That way you will not be heating 2500 pounds of iron when you don't need to.