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Old 11-30-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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I turned on furnace for my first time.

I noticed when I set the thermostat I need the LP gas on for it to heat up, otherwise while on shore power and LP gas off it just blows out as a fan (not all the time but I guess when Thermostat triggered it to be on).

Also, when I was driving with LP gas off, it would still turn fan on (again, not all the time) since inverter was on.

Question for those in the know, does the furnace only heat up with LP gas on, i.e. is my unit operating correctly as outline above? It seems easier to have a space heater while on shore line than to bother with LP gas.

Curious what others are doing.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
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It is a propane furnace...
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
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Yes the furnace, hot water heater and stove use propane so it needs to be turned on. Spend some time with the manuals that came with your vehicle.
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I turned on furnace for my first time.

I noticed when I set the thermostat I need the LP gas on for it to heat up, otherwise while on shore power and LP gas off it just blows out as a fan (not all the time but I guess when Thermostat triggered it to be on).

Also, when I was driving with LP gas off, it would still turn fan on (again, not all the time) since inverter was on.

Question for those in the know, does the furnace only heat up with LP gas on, i.e. is my unit operating correctly as outline above? It seems easier to have a space heater while on shore line than to bother with LP gas.

Curious what others are doing.
Everything appears to be copacetic. The furnace heats with propane only, no electric heating element.

I'm camping in mine right now, and so far this weekend the overnight low temps have fallen to 31°F at least once. The furnace was set on 65°F, and I was plenty warm for sleeping. I had one front window cracked open for ventilation, and the bathroom exhaust fan running, but all other windows and vents closed.

I've never used an electric space heater in mine, just the furnace. I don't feel that using propane is a bother, even when on shore power. If I want to cook breakfast on the stove in the morning I need propane anyway, and the propane tank is plenty large enough to last several days running the furnace, water heater, and stove.
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Protagonist,

Do you prefer to use the refer on electricity or LP? I going to guess that when you camp and 120V is available at no charge to you, you use that.
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Do you prefer to use the refer on electricity or LP? I going to guess that when you camp and 120V is available at no charge to you, you use that.
Old Interstates (2004~2007 or so) had electric/propane fridges. Later models such as mine have electric-only fridges, but they're dual-source 12vDC/120vAC. The only propane-users on most Interstates are a two-burner cooktop, the furnace, the water heater (dual propane/electric), and the built-in Onan generator.
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Thanks Protag, I didn't know any of that.
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Everything appears to be copacetic. ...
Oh, man, what a word! 'Fraid I couldn't get away with using it here, though.

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/ˌkoʊpəˈsɛtɪk, -ˈsitɪk/ Show Spelled [koh-puh-set-ik, -see-tik]
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Oh, man, what a word! 'Fraid I couldn't get away with using it here, though.


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I had a friend who used the Hebrew expression "kol b'seder" meaning "everything's in order". If you say that phrase fast enough, it sounds like a candidate for the word copacetic. :-)

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Not sure on the interstate however our hot water heater uses either electric or propane. It operates off of wp seperate switches one for electric the other for propane. Whenever possible we the electric for our ref rig.
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Kojack used it all the time.
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