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Old 11-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #15
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We started the genny about an hour and turned on the bed heaters. Nice and tosty when we stop. Less expensive than running furnace for an hour. Rear engine helps warm the bed too.


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Old 11-24-2013, 06:14 AM   #16
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I woke up this morning at 16.5 degrees. Water is frozen in the supply line, Water heater is protected from freezing I am very happy to say.

Tomorrow I hit the road, anticipated temps about freezing.

(Short trip and I'll be back on 30+30 amps so water heater should stay hot.. I may replace the control board BEFORE I go down the road (or drain it) (Propane side not working).

So to the question "Can I run the furnace"

WELL. .Not only can you.. YOU HAD BETTER if you are anywhere near me or you will have serious issues.

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Old 11-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #17
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Haha, ya I'm fully winterized but my main concern is my bed. Not sure if you've ever had experience with the memory foam but I had a memory foam pillow in the back of my truck on the way to a hotel once in 10 degree weather and when I got there and grabbed it but it was literally hard as a rock so if I plan on sleeping on it I gotta keep it warm before I get there, lol!
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:39 PM   #18
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I've had my furnace on while traveling with my TT. No problem. Can't imagine not keeping it on in cold weather. Go for it.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:14 PM   #19
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It depends some on what kind of heat we are talking. The newer models of propane heaters have electronic ignition-if the flame is blown out it will relight. The standing pilot could blow out but in odd circumstance the burner could try to light until the thermocouple cools-once cool it would shut the gas off. I would caution all with thermostats that are so called mechanical-either bimetal or other mechanical styles. They can bounce while going down the road and cause some awful messes with burners and fans coming on/off with every bump in the road. Ask me how I know. Switch over to digital stat and there should be fewer problems.
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I have a 2007 Keystone cougar 276rls
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In Page AZ we get 2" and it's gone the next morning I don't get along with that white junk!

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