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How to avoid coach batteries being drain while running furnace during dry camping

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An adequate solar system...panels, controller and batteries...determined by an energy survey times 1.5 or 1.75.


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Simple answers:

More battery capacity (more, better or newer).

Set thermostat lower so less furnace run time

Start generator when batteries reach 12 VDC under load or 12.2 with batteries at rest.


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Solar panels and a back up generator.

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furnace pulls lot of power need really good battery to do just one night.

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But campground rules often forbid using generators before or after certain times. Some have two 2 hour periods for charging.

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don,t use the furnace use a buddy heater OR theres another one that claims its good for rv,s thinks its called camco olimpion. spelling is not right but close.

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Install LEDs, conserve power usage, solar, catalytic type heaters, insulate windows.


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Get an alternative heat source.
Lil Buddy or something like the Camco Wave heater.
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Buddy heaters

No fan or battery required, but you do need to provide some ventilation.

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Get a Mr Buddy propane heater and connect to your main propane tankes


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