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Posted: 08/04/12 11:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all new to the world og 5th wheels and we are wondering if you run the trailer heater going down the road as we do in the class A. I know now that I can't put water on board till SC or Ga but do we have to sleep in a cold trailer too ?


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Posted: 08/04/12 11:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Never tried it, we do run the refrigerator on propane going down the road. Down here it does get cold enough to worry about that and the 5er warms up fast.


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Posted: 08/04/12 12:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My slides block the vents. This causes to furnace to overheat and shut down. If your vents aren't blocked, it shouldn't be a problem.


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Posted: 08/04/12 11:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No reason why you can't run the heater...but why burn the propane to heat an unoccupied space? Trailers heat up to a comfortable temp very quickly after you do turn on the heat.

...and why can't you "put water on board till SC or Ga?"
We always carry at least enough water to flush and wash our hands while on the road.


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I assume you are talking about starting out in Winter and heading to Florida. I would not run it the entire time with the wind of travelling it would probably loose heat faster than sitting still. If you are worried about stuff freezing inside the trailer while travelling with it on low would require a lot less propane and it should heat up quickly from there.


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Posted: 08/04/12 11:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Whats the point? I never used the heater while moving. With a LP furnace, electric fire place and heat strip on an air conditioner, it don't take long to warm up after you are parked.


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We haven't but I suppose you could. But why run it while on the road moving. Unless it's so cold stuff will freeze in the trailer, just wait till you're parked for the night to turn on the furnace. I have run the furnace for 10 minutes or so at a rest stop when it was way below freezing just to keep the canned goods and stuff from freezing.


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Posted: 08/04/12 12:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Luke Porter wrote:

My slides block the vents. This causes to furnace to overheat and shut down. If your vents aren't blocked, it shouldn't be a problem.


This would be my biggest concern......location of furnace vents. If blocked.......not a good idea.


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I have run mine when it was cold outside, I would put thermostat on 55 just to keep it from freezing in there.


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Why not just turn on the furnace when you stop?

Does not take long to heat up the RV.


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