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Old 04-05-2016, 06:53 AM   #15
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As long as furnace air flow to & from furnace is not blocked/obstructed then furnace will run just fine on house battery and the alt. should maintain
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:55 AM   #16
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I know that the general train of thought is to run the genny while driving with the furnace on.
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Where did you get that idea?

If everything is working correctly it's not necessary to to run the genny while driving with the furnace on.
The generator only needs to be run when driving if you want to run the rooftop A/C or heat pumps or electric heaters.
All other electrical requirements, (both 12V and 120V), will be satisfied by the output of the alternator and/or the inverter.... (including the 120V power for your residential fridge).

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Lynn, your motorhome furnace was designed to work while driving the same as your refrigerator and your a/c units. Mandatory seat belts and stopping if someone needs to get up is admirable and certainly safety conscience. Do you also turn off your phone every time the engine is running when you are driving? All I am saying is that you needn't be worried about running your furnace if you are cold. I have aqua hot and I run it when driving to keep my passengers warm. I don't do stupid things like turn on my stove. I have fire extinguishers inside out. On my old coach I had a propane refrigerator and had a extinguisher behind it in case of a fire. You are more than welcome to run your coach as you see fit but it isn't fair to others especially new owners to scare them into thinking their coach will burn to the ground if they leave the propane tank open. Rather you should talk about TPMS systems, fire extinguishers, safe driving tips, pre checks, brake checks and other safety items that they should be thinking about.
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I don't move my MH without shutting the propane valve off.
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If it were necessary to shut the propane valve off before driving Shawan Food Company trucks would be "dead in the water".
See: Schwan's Home Service Runs 3,300 Propane-Powered Units Nationwide - Article - TruckingInfo.com




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If it were necessary to shut the propane valve off before driving Shawan Food Company trucks would be "dead in the water".
See: Schwan's Home Service Runs 3,300 Propane-Powered Units Nationwide - Article - TruckingInfo.com




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