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Posted: 11/06/19 05:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One quick question, how many of you run your furnace while towing in cold weather? Thanks.

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We run with it on propane when traveling in cold weather. set T-Stat at between 55 to 60, arrive with 5er preheated!


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Yup

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Be prepared to have an empty tank!!! Wind SUCKS the heat from the RV along with all the air leaks.


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Living in the south, I'd never thought of that, but I had thought it'd be nice to be able to run the AC while traveling. It takes for ever to cool off the camper and especially the mattress in the summer.


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I don't see the point. We have been in some frezzing weather while driving but nothing froze inside the trailer.


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Thanks everyone. I think I will probably stop about 30 minutes before my destination Friday and start the furnace to knock off the chill before I get there.

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Don't forget that the furnace also heats the belly of most recent RV models, so you could run the risk of freezing your pipes and tanks. That's assuming, of course, that your rig isn't winterized.

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I don't see an advantage to running our furnace in route as the living area vents are covered by the slides. This could effect the furnace due to limited air flow. We start the furnace as soon as the slides are out and if it is very cold I run an electric heater to get the temperature up quickly.

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I don't think I have. I did fire it up once at a rest stop when it was very cold. Seems safer not to but not sure why except to avoid pulling up close while refueling. We do always leave our frig on running on propane so guess that would be the same risk.


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