Originally Posted by Airstream01
What about when you are towing in the mid 20's? what is a good thermostat setting to prevent the tanks from freezing, but not burn up a whole load of propane? Any ideas? I was thinking somewhere around 55F?
this comes up seasonally with many old posts on the topic.
here's a recent one.
while there are many threads debating the safety of running the furnace while towing,
there's little debate that doing so will SUCK THE LP big time.
and while the furnace may keep the INSIDE air a bit warmer,
ALL of the peripheral stuff is still exposed to cold (think fingers, toes and nose)
ever ridden a bike in COLD air? same concept with a trayla in motion.
the tanks sloshing will generally limit freezing (mid 20s) except around the valves/inlets
-for temps in the UPPER 20s with sunlight...no furnace while driving
-lower 20s or night time sub freezing....set the furnace to 44 while driving.
start each day with the water heater ON so the tank is full of HOT water, then turn OFF for travel.
-for temps in the teens or BELOW, expect the dump valves to freeze, so don't use them.
-for towing in the single digits, drain the tanks and run antifreeze via the bypass valve into the lines.
carry a couple of jugs of water in the shower to use for toilet flushing.
REALLY cold weather driving=driver fatigue and typically SHORTened daylite.
so i STOP every 2 hours and make a hot beverage, run the furnace and consider a nap...
then look at the map for a more southernly route...