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Old 12-16-2016, 03:45 PM   #15
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Oh Good Grief!!
regarding the LWBM fireup post I was thinking the same
Most everyone runs their furnace while driving when cold out
nuff said
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:35 PM   #16
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I don't see a problem with running the furnace on the road.

If I was parked in a wind storm, I would run it, if cold.

Kind of the same thing.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:45 PM   #17
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The one concern I've seen expressed is "What happens if the flame blows out"

Modern DSI devices including Furnace, Fridge, and Water heater all do the same thing if the flame is blown out.. They re-ignight.. or at least they try to, up to 3 times, and if they fail.. They go into safety lockout and you have to reset them (Easier than it sounds).

Now if your RV is from say 1970 with a pilot light... Might be a concern but even then there were safety lockouts... That's why you have to hold the stupid button for a minute after lighting the pilot.

So go right ahead.
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:12 PM   #18
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We use out two propane furnaces while driving all the time when the weather gets nippy.
Danger! You are twice as likely to suffer death by RV furnace if you do this!

Of course two times almost nothing is still almost nothing...

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Old 12-16-2016, 08:06 PM   #19
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Go for it! I run mine every winter en route to Florida and never had a problem while moving.


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Old 12-16-2016, 08:33 PM   #20
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I noticed you were from Nova Scotia.
In Canada it is illegal to run you propane furnace
while driving due to many problems with "blow out".
You can run your fridge on propane while driving
because it does not have the same problem.

I guess from all the comments, it is legal in the USA
to run your propane furnace while driving.
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An alternative to running the LP furnace is to hang a ceiling to floor curtain behind the driver/co-pilot seats, limiting cubic feet the dash heater must warm.
We run the front LP furnace and close the door in the center of the MH when winterized, when de-winterized we run both furnaces as the rear furnace heats the water tanks N wet bay.

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I noticed you were from Nova Scotia.
In Canada it is illegal to run you propane furnace
while driving due to many problems with "blow out".
You can run your fridge on propane while driving
because it does not have the same problem.

I guess from all the comments, it is legal in the USA
to run your propane furnace while driving.
I find your explanation very odd. LP refrigerators have electronic ignition plus an open flame constantly. LP furnaces have electronic ignition and open flame only when operating. Both have "blowout" protection devices that constantly test for heat from burner.
I fail to comprehend the logic with that CA law.
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I noticed you were from Nova Scotia.
In Canada it is illegal to run you propane furnace
while driving due to many problems with "blow out".
You can run your fridge on propane while driving
because it does not have the same problem.

I guess from all the comments, it is legal in the USA
to run your propane furnace while driving.


Both appliances have te SAME safety features.......so PLEASE post a link to this LAW


Only issue with operating an RV Furnace while in transit is IF the air flow is blocked:
Return air to furnace.....blocked due to slide outs retracted or items stored for travel that block return air.
This could cause High Temp Limit Switch to trip....furnace would then cycle On/OFF because t-stat set point would not be satisfied.
Not dangerous just excessive firing of burner.

Discharge air blocked/obstructed due to floor registers being covered by slide outs retracted of items stored for travel.
Again this can cause 'limiting'.....High Temp Switch opening/closing repeatedly

Otherwise no reasons to NOT operate ANY RV propane appliance while underway......No reasons not too!
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:44 AM   #23
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There is no problem with "blow out" or any other imagined safety problems. The flame sensor will "sense" if flame is out and re-ignite else lock out as previously stated. There is however one potential problem- if you have an old style "points" type thermostat. The bumps and such tend to get the "points" breaking causing very frequent outages and occasional poofs on re-ignition. Digital stat and all is well- travel in comfort as the sky is not falling.
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Thanks to All for the input, there is no doubt, I will be running the Furnace on the trip while driving until I don't need it anymore.
Thanks Again.
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Save your propane for night use, turn your inverter on, plug in your electric space heater and enjoy the trip.
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:19 PM   #26
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Save your propane for night use, turn your inverter on, plug in your electric space heater and enjoy the trip.
At 750 watt setting that's over 60 amps working thru the charging system. At 1500 watts, it's over 120 amps.

Cruising down the highway the alternator, if it's a 200+ amp model, should keep up, but in traffic or idle, you will probably be drawing more then your charging system can produce. That will stress the system more, when cruising again.

I guess arriving with low batteries is OK, if your plugging in anyway.
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You could always run the generator and plug in a ceramic heater up front... Should keep to very toasty
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I noticed you were from Nova Scotia.
In Canada it is illegal to run you propane furnace
while driving due to many problems with "blow out".
You can run your fridge on propane while driving
because it does not have the same problem.

I guess from all the comments, it is legal in the USA
to run your propane furnace while driving.
well iam from BC and in all my years I have never heard of such a federal law such as this ? Maybe the odd province has such although I have never heard of any?
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