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Old 06-14-2010, 01:14 PM   #15
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From what folks are saying, if I run it during the evening getting the trailer good and warm, I should be able to shut it down when we go to bed and go thru the night with the furnace on batteries with no problem. Probably the safest approach!
Thanks .......... Brian.
I think that is the way to go. A fully charged battery should run the furnace all night. Unfortunately those things put in a lot of blower time when the burner is off.

It is likely that you will not get the battery fully recharged from towing unless you drive a mighty long day so the generator comes into play the second evening.

The generator, as you mentioned is handy for other things to so it is an easy purchase to rationalize. I have had the same (pre inverter) Honda for 30 years.

The new ones are so quiet that with common sense you won't make any campground enemies.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:17 PM   #16
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... A fully charged battery should run the furnace all night...
and the trailer at issue has 2 batteries.

so 1 night of furnace isn't an issue.

the issue is folks THINK driving the next day recharges fully and it doesn't.

not even close.

so the 2nd or 3rd nights of full furnace use become issues when overnighting without hookups.
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genset can be bolted down/cable secured, tail gate dropped but lift gate closed and so on.

the PRIMARY issue (after venting) is getting a genset started when it's COLD outside.

it's not ONE PULL at 30 degrees and i use 0-30 syn in the winter.
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like most topics this one has been extremely well covered in older threads, including pix.

HCs from the northland is the member who did the primo set up inside the shell with a slide, lpgas, security and Ffan venting...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ell-48498.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f365...ors-47953.html

IF planning to do much genset starting in the winta' go with the remote/lecric start.

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Old 06-15-2010, 11:31 AM   #17
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I chain the generator to the side of the truck. I never leave the generator or leave the tailgate open during the night. The batteries have always carried me through the night to keep the furnace , lights, tv and pump going. As long as it isn't below the 40's at night. The fan does an excellent job in getting the heat out of the truck bed. Have been doing this for at least ten years.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:18 AM   #18
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My Yamaha EF3000iSEB runs very cool, cool to the touch with only the mufflef getting warm - granted, have only run it three times now and at 40 degrees max outside but it was for 5-7 hours the last two times...
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Scheck, when you use that new gen to run the a/c give me a shout. I'd like to hear your results.
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Ran it with the a/c in Heat Pump mode for the four hours I was in the trailer (watching Gone in 60 Seconds - the original) and it was cool to the touch expect of course the exhaust as I already stated.
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