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Posted: 11/16/20 06:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

My furnace runs fine while in transit.


Mine runs fine too. I've use it while driving.


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Yes I have mounted generator on a rear rack. Ram 30 amp cord to it. Ran fine driving down the road. No issues. I was running A/C and frig on electric. BUT, the hitch did fail. It cracked the welds. I caught it before loosing it, but that was luck. I had a Yamaha 3000 generator. I have run same genny in truck bed with no issues.


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Posted: 11/16/20 07:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The furnace in the floor should do better at heating the underbelly than the electric heaters would.
Or do you have 120v heat pads on the tanks etc?


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i have a 27' T/T with a 3500 Champion gen on the reinforced rear bumper. we made a trip to Alaska and thought about catching some fish. so i put a 5cf freezer in the back of the truck and ran an extension cored from the gen to the freezer in the back of the truck. i would usually stop about every couple hours and start the gen and let it run for and hour then shut it off with the remote. i didn't feel comfortable starting it with the remote because i didn't have any way to know if it actually started.it worked great.
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For the past eight years we have left Wisconsin and headed to Arizona in February. Sometimes it has been very cold when we started. All liquid things in the pantry, extra bottled water, etc. were in danger of freezing. I hang an indoor/outdoor thermometer in the camper and take readings as we travel along. If it close to 32°, we stop after fueling up and turn on the furnace. We monitor it and turn it off when the temperature gets into the 60’s. Usually by the second/third day we are far enough south not to worry about it. This has worked well for us in cold weather travels. Happy Trails.


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