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Old 12-27-2009, 05:08 AM   #1
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Furnace Use While Traveling

I have a 42 foot Travel Supreme - 400 Cummins - leaving Maine for the south in January. This will be our first trip.

Can I run my furnace while driving down the road?


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Old 12-27-2009, 05:35 AM   #2
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Sure, many members run their furnaces in a MH while traveling. Some do it for the comfort, others to keep the plumbing from freezing up. Run it and enjoy.

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Old 12-27-2009, 07:16 AM   #3
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I run mine while driving. It's too cold without it.
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You may be able to do without the furnace running. I have found that the dash air/heat does a good job if it is working correctly. You could also get a closet rod and attach it behind the cab seats. This will keep the dash heat contained pretty much around you.

And yes, you can run the furnace while heading toward warmer weather.

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I use this time to exercise the genset and run my heat pumps. Of course if you need basement heat, you'll have to run the furnace/furnaces. If you have two furnaces and need basement heat, make sure the one that provides heat to the basement is the one you run...if you only run one furnace.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:03 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone.

I don't want to freeze the water lines and this will prevent it if it's 0 degrees outside.

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