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Old 01-29-2015, 12:51 PM   #1
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Running the gas furnace.. question..

When you are going down the road, running the furnace.. do you also run your generator or just run off the batteries? just wondering if the big motor would keep the batteries up on a long trip? thanks!
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Your engine alternator will easily keep up to the demand your gas furnace blower will put on your batteries .
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When you are going down the road, running the furnace.. do you also run your generator or just run off the batteries? just wondering if the big motor would keep the batteries up on a long trip? thanks!
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While driving my coach the 100 AMP engine alternator keeps all of the batteries up when all of my exterior driving lights, (including the lights on my toad), my dash heater blower, the LP refrigerator and my propane furnace are running.
I've never needed to run the generator while driving... except if we want a roof air conditioner on.

BTW when dry camping/boondocking my house batteries run the furnace for 2-3 days/nights, even in 20*F temps, with no need for the generator or the alternator.... (if I practice common sense 12V energy management).

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No, you don't need your generator to run the furnace, as long as your batteries are being charged properly!
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