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Old 12-12-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Running the Furnace while running down the road

I was wondering if anyone runs their furnace while they are driving to your destination so the Monty won't be freezing cold when you get there? If so, have you had any problems with that?
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:28 PM   #2
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Well i cant talk for the rest of them but i have run with it on.....i dint want anything to freeze
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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That can't be any worse than running the fridge on propane to keep the contents cold. If you do that you might as well turn on the heater since both these devices are supported on 12V. Keep in mind the furnace runs through propane much faster, but it should certainly last day by day.

You'll need to turn off the propane before entering long tunnels or refueling - any spark as these appliances reignite could cause a big booming problem in these areas. This is why the rule is not to run with propane turned on.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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Here in Canada the drivers manual says to check to see all pilot lights are off before traveling. I am only repeating what the book says, do I go by the book...
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:56 PM   #5
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quote:Originally posted by grampachet

Here in Canada the drivers manual says to check to see all pilot lights are off before traveling. I am only repeating what the book says, do I go by the book...
The furnace does not have a pilot light...if really cold we run with the furnace on the lowest setting.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:56 PM   #6
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We run with it on low when the temperatures are cold since the furballs ride in the rig.
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:32 PM   #7
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My level of saftey says don't do it.....So we don't!!!! To each his own...
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:38 AM   #8
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We don't run with it on either. Or at least we haven't in our over nine years of full timing. I'm with exav8tr on this one.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:34 AM   #9
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I do not normally run with the furnace on, but a couple of times I forgot to turn it off before traveling and it did come on and off for a couple of hundred miles. When we parked and went inside it was warm.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:40 AM   #10
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Safety first. Suggest heater off. When you arrive at your destination you can always leave your jacket on a few minutes longer.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:00 AM   #11
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Seems is always a HOT (oooo, Carol, could not resist, sorry) topic.

We prefer not to run with furnace on, but, have done so when we leave MI in 4 below and Tana is loaded with my violets. Run at lowest setting.

Best idea is to leave before the temps get that low, or lose the violets. Losing the violets is low on the list of possibilities.

Do what feels best and safe to you. Have a great time in your Monty.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:26 AM   #12
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We have done it but not on any regular basis and for a short time to get out of cold weather.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:14 PM   #13
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Thanks for the input. May just crank it up when we get to our destination. Merry Christmas evryone.
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:24 AM   #14
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Normally we do not run with the furnace on. Each spring we return home and have some cold high country to travel through and rather than winterize the trailer I just keep the heat on.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:18 AM   #15
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We rarely even turn it on at night while sleeping.

When we do turn it on, it only takes a few minutes to heat the whole place. Don't see any benefit to running while traveling unless you have furballs in the rig.
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