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Old 05-26-2014, 04:30 AM   #21
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could be, but I've heard of furnaces blowing out while going down the road. I knew the generator would keep running.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:57 PM   #22
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We too use a small ceramic heater and store it in the closet when not needed...

but, have to throw out the low tech option too

a 200 watt incandescent light bulb will keep the underbelly toasty.
Just make sure it is mounted well so nothing gets too close.

and you can always get a remote thermostat to sample the temp down there whenever you want... stay warm !
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:28 PM   #23
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could be, but I've heard of furnaces blowing out while going down the road. I knew the generator would keep running.
Ya that's true. I've never actually tried running with the furnace on with this rig yet. The Fridge has blown out a couple of times.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:34 PM   #24
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I have the ultimate answer to keeping the coach warm inside...stay south!!! Loving wintering in So Floridahttp://www.redwoodowners.com/forums/images/smilies/socool.gif
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:35 PM   #25
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I figure...in the grand scheme of things....a tank of LP to keep everything from freezing wasn't a bad investment.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:36 PM   #26
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I have the ultimate answer to keeping the coach warm inside...stay south!!! Loving wintering in So Floridahttp://www.redwoodowners.com/forums/images/smilies/socool.gif
My wife and I just had that conversation yesterday
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:42 PM   #27
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We are Blessed, lucky enough to be able to go where we want, when we want [trust me, there are limitations] but we decided before going fulltime that we were DONE with winter cold. Why Florida and not TX or AZ...we have family and friends in the Sarasota area so it was a logical choice. We spent four months there this winter [Dec - Mar], we had one day that we had to use the furnace, otherwise we heated with the heat pump and fireplace.

Life is good!!!
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #28
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We agree on staying in the warm climates. Right now the fuel bill on that commute made us decide to heat the rig! ;-P
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Sold our Montana to a great couple from Atlanta. He sent me picture of it all covered in snow in his driveway with the slides out and wanted to know if the weather came with the Montana

I don't think it snows much there.
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Atlanta generally gets 1-2 snow a year and it is typically gone the next day. This year was different, they got slammed. like most everyone else. I assume you saw of the fiasco where folks were stranded on the interstate overnight? They don't have much snow removal equipment, don't normally need it, so when they get a BAD winter storm it gets really bad. The last one I went through there stranded us in our house for 3 days. Glad we got out last year before they had this bad winter...we rode it out in Florida where we had a frigid 42!!!
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Ya that's true. I've never actually tried running with the furnace on with this rig yet. The Fridge has blown out a couple of times.
I have not had any problems with running the Dometic refrig on LP while traveling down the highway. Tried to run the furnace this past December while on the way to Florida and found that it would not continue to heat. So, I just turned it off.
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Do have any trouble with your hot water tank? Either mine runs on the highway, or it hasn't had the need to come on. I never see a fail light.
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I have the ultimate answer to keeping the coach warm inside...stay south!!! Loving wintering in So Floridahttp://www.redwoodowners.com/forums/images/smilies/socool.gif
We're with Chuck on this one. On the West Coast we use the Oregon/California border. We were late last winter so hit 31 degrees in Southern Oregon, 20 mins later in California it was 70 degrees at 9pm.

Do we have a furnace ????
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Do have any trouble with your hot water tank? Either mine runs on the highway, or it hasn't had the need to come on. I never see a fail light.
I have not tried to operate the water heater while on the highway since it keeps the water hot enough until I can plug into shore power at the next campground.
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Not sure about trying to use either the furnace or water heater while on the road but we've never had an issue with the refer while driving. We just leave it on AUTO all the time so when we're not on shore power we are cooling with propane.
As far as I know I've never experienced a flameout but not sure I'd know if it were a problem???
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When ours flames out - usually in a high crosswind in this lovely western country we have here () it gives a LO LP flashing on the fridge, if I remember right. I think when it fails to relight after 3 tries, it shuts down and flashes the alarm assuming it is out of propane.

I think the hot water tank will flash a red light at the switch if it fails to light.

No idea what the furnace will say, I haven't tried it yet.
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Have never seen the warning on the refer so I guess I haven't encountered the issue...YET!!
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Ya that's what I was thinking on the water heater. I always leave it on, but either it just hasn't needed light running down the road, or it actually works OK down the road, as I have never seen the fail light flashing.
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When ours flames out - usually in a high crosswind in this lovely western country we have here () it gives a LO LP flashing on the fridge, if I remember right. I think when it fails to relight after 3 tries, it shuts down and flashes the alarm assuming it is out of propane.

I think the hot water tank will flash a red light at the switch if it fails to light.

No idea what the furnace will say, I haven't tried it yet.
Relative to the furnace, I tried for the first time in December to run it while driving. I set the temperature to 65* and when we stopped for the evening the actual temperature was only 57*. As soon as we were set up for the evening, I set the thermostat switch to off, then back on and the furnace started immediately and worked just fine. So, my assumption was that it could not successfully achieve ignition with all the wind turbulence while driving down the road.
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