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Old 02-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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When people are traveling in there motor homes and it is very cold out what do you do for heat,the dash heater won't cut it,so do you run with the furnace on or do you just put up with the cold
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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DW does not put up with anything. We have two furnaces and run both of them!
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I fire up the furnace. Keeps the coach comfy and when we stop for the night the coach is already at temp. We do the same thing with the AC in the summer time.
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Dash heat does enough for us, if we have hookups use a small electric heater. If no hookups then we use blankets and no heat until the sun comes up.
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I fire up the furnace. Keeps the coach comfy and when we stop for the night the coach is already at temp. We do the same thing with the AC in the summer time.
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Run the furnace if needed along with the dash heat.
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I fire up the furnace. Keeps the coach comfy and when we stop for the night the coach is already at temp. We do the same thing with the AC in the summer time.
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If your coach has an inverter you can run an electric heater. That way I'm not using up the propane.

If it's super cold outside I run one or both of the furnaces as well.

I've found that having the dash heat come out of the AC vents on the dash, rather than the floor vents, really helps to warm up the living area.
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I turn on the generator and run the a/c heat pumps.
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I have installed a 400watt Econo heat flat panel heater in the rear hall and a 150 watt panel in the bathroom, the alternator while running has no problem keeping up and the heaters keep the rear of the coach warm. The dash heat then is sufficient to keep us toasty up front. We leave these heaters running when we are at a rv park and rarely does our furnaces kick in. When I store the unit I leave the 400w panel on and it keeps the coach above freezing even down to minus 10C.
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put curtains up behind the front seats....
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When people are traveling in there motor homes and it is very cold out what do you do for heat,the dash heater won't cut it,so do you run with the furnace on or do you just put up with the cold
Run the furnace. That's what its for.
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