September 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm #6259
Can you run the propane furnace in an RV while travelling? The front is kept warm from the dash heater but our RV is cool /cold in the back. We have a 2004 34′ National Sea Breeze with no rear heater. Thanks for any help.September 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm #6268RayKeymaster
It’s possible, myself I don’t like to run the propane when travelling, just my personal choice, I know some do to keep the fridge cool, not sure about the furnace. We have a trailer so heat is not a problem. Maybe someone with a Class A or C will suggest an option. Do you have a built in generator?September 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm #6269
Yes, we have a built in generator. Have a Class ASeptember 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm #6270RayKeymaster
You may be able to run the generator and use a small electric heater to keep the chill off the rear. Just have to be careful that it is secured and won’t bounce around into something flammable.
I’m not 100% sure about this as I don’t have experience with your type of rig… I’m also not sure how economical that would be as the generator may eat up lots of fuel.
Cold weather RVing is always a challenge. 🙂September 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm #6271JamesParticipant
on my class a my a/c over head can blow heat. I havent yet ran the heater on propane while driving cause we just use the dash heat> Once we stop i then turn the propane heat on cause it takes a few minutes to heat up. I have in the past ran the generator while driving and using the over head a/c unit to to blow heat to just enough to break a chillSeptember 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm #6272
Thanks 🙂September 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm #6273
Gerry said the generator uses very little fuel.
And thanks for the comments 🙂September 23, 2014 at 11:13 am #6304JamesParticipant
I ran our generator for two days straight and was watching the fuel gauge. We were testing it out on how much it burned. We were surprised the needle did not move. Some times when we are traveling we have the generator running so the wife does laundry.October 4, 2014 at 8:50 am #6448PamelaParticipant
I have done it a few times in the past if it was cold enough, still kickin’. 😉 I don’t even turn off my propane cause my fridge is auto, it switches to propane while I’m going down the road, never had a problem with it. I’ve ran my gen going down the road for roof A/C, and also in a different rig to run heat when the dash heat didn’t work. (have owned many rigs in my life, lol).
Here’s my questions: doesn’t the fan on the furnace heat run off the house battery if you aren’t plugged in, as in, driving? And, if driving, isn’t your alternator charging up your house battery?? Least it does in my mind, I may be wrong. Wouldn’t be a first time, lol. And, if you do use a portable heater, couldn’t you just use an adapter and plug it in to your 12v cigarette lighter as you’re driving down the road?
Disclaimer: I haven’t tried out the above in my current rig for heat as I’ve only owned it for 3 months and it’s just now getting cool outside. 🙂 I have ran the generator going down the road for roof A/C so as to not use the dash A/C in the heat of the Texas summer in late July when I was worried about the motor heating up too much.October 4, 2014 at 9:05 pm #6449
thanks for your reply
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