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Posted: 12/05/10 08:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it ok to run the furnace while driving? Will the flame blow out? Should I just reply on my dash heat? Ive heard that if the flame blows out it will not automatically relight unless your turn the furnace off and back on again.


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That is a very good question, I did a few weeks ago and it was only because I forgot to turn it off. I am sure the Gradkids appreciated it. I will be waiting to see what other post.

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Run it or freeze simple


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You can run with it on ~ they're built with proper air dams and venting to allow operation while in motion. However, make sure it is off while refueling at the pumps!


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Posted: 12/05/10 08:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've traveled for short stints up into western NY and PA during the winter. Had to keep the furnace running to keep the plumbing operational. Aside from using a lot of propane, I had no issues.


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Run it, it will not blow out. It's designed to be run while driving as is almost everything else in yout RV...


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Can it simply run off the engine alternator or will it be too much of a strain to keep the batteries charged, should i run the genny for the furnace?

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In every motor home I have owned I run the furns. No problem, living in MN it gets cold and we have traveled in really cold weather 22 below zero (0). No furn. you would freeze. Last weekend traveled to SD and was 0 degrees the morning we left to come home ran both furns, No problem. Run them the same as if you are stopped. And they are 12 volt so your not putting a load on the gen. on the engine. Never had a problem with it keeping up and keeping the batteries charged. No need to run you gennie.

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Still says I'm a new member even tho been with this sit sense 05 LOL.

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AustinFlash wrote:

Still says I'm a new member even tho been with this sit sense 05 LOL.
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