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Old 01-01-2018, 06:41 PM   #1
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gas furnace while traveling

I have never had to run the gas furnace while going down the road, just wondering if it is okay to do?
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:43 PM   #2
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For safety wise no. IMO
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:47 PM   #3
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we have done it for 20 years in 3 different coaches. Only shut it off when fueling. No issues.
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Yup. We do it. set it to about 55. keeps the back end warm while traveling through -20 degree weather.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:52 PM   #5
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Furnace

We run our furnace all the time in colder weather, turn off for fueling. We will be leaving Michigan this coming Saturday and would freeze to death otherwise. I think most winter RV’ers use their furnace all the time.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:52 PM   #6
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I did it this past week. Tested to see how well it heated the coach since I was traveling to an area with single digit temperatures. It worked rather well. And I also ran the generator as well with no issues.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:54 PM   #7
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I use the propane furnaces when needed while traveling in the winter and rooftop AC s in the summer.
My parents did the same and so did my grandparents (yep I'm a 3rd generation RVer , I've been traveling in class A RVs since the 1960s back when there were Motorhomes, campers and trailers besides keeping the house warm the rear furnace heats the basement keeping the tanks from freezing/
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:57 PM   #8
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I don't know why some would say no, the furnace shouldn't no the difference.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:11 PM   #9
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It’s a motor HOME. I keep my brick and mortar home at 72 degrees. Same with the motor HOME. I run the furnaces all the time while traveling in cool weather. Been doing it for years.

I cannot imagine why anyone would say, “Don’t do this!”
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:16 PM   #10
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thanks guys looks like i'll be running the heater
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:22 PM   #11
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It's perfectly safe. That's what it's for. Same as running the generator to have your A/C's going in the summer.

You'll only have issues if you come to one of those tunnels that require you to shut off your propane before entering...common in the east. And shut off before fueling up.

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Here is what I discovered this past week.

Gas Coach Warm Bay Limits
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It's okay to do it. I have been doing it for years. It's what it was made to do. But please turn it off when refueling.
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Our coach is our home and we keep the inside temp as comfortable as possible. RVers have been running their gas refrigerators as they travel for years. With electronic ignition there are no pilot lights to blow out so why not use your furnace.
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