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Old 01-06-2018, 03:58 PM   #21
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I hope I am not camping next to you and listening to your generator all night.....
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:45 AM   #22
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You connect the trailer's negative to the - terminals of 2 and 4. Positive its the + terminals of 1 and 3.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:02 AM   #23
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One cannot carry enough batteries to make an RV furnace a reliable source of heat in below freezing temps.

That is why 70/80s vintage trailers came stock with catalytic heat sources.

This comment will no doubt start the usual pot shots about furnace ducting to the tanks, how dangerous catalytic heater are, and others.

We use a portable catalytic heater in cold boondocking situations.

The furnace ducting does not furnish any more heat to the tank area that having a constant 70 degree cabin temp above them.

As much as everyone complains about the size of the holes drilled in the floor by the factory for plumbing/ducts/wiring, as well as the seal of the cabin door, I think we can all agree an Airstream trailer is about as air tight as a screen door. Crack a fan vent if one is worried about CO.

Just an option, no battery worries, no fuss.



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you connect the trailer's negative to the - terminals of 2 and 4. Positive its the + terminals of 1 and 3.
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You connect the trailer's negative to the - terminals of 2 and 4. Positive its the + terminals of 1 and 3.
Thanks. Would that mean then that the connections drawn (-2/-4) (+1+3) would be redundant and not needed?
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:06 PM   #26
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They are still needed.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:58 AM   #27
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these 6 volt battery posts remind me of the big truck manufacturers in the 1960ís to about 1980...you had to have 4 6 volt batteries or your diesel engine wouldnít start...everyone had 24 volt starters, and everyone had lots of battery problems, and they still didnít start that good....then by the middle 1980ís it all went back to 12 volt, 2 batteries, some of the freight companies run only 1 12 volt battery....and most battery problems went away...then my KW has 3 12 batteries.....usually get 6-7 years out of interstates, they are greased when new ...with our as , I carry a 2000 Honda..that keeps it real simple and economical..
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