Cabin Heat in route to camp ground

Discussion in 'Class A / Diesel Pushers' started by JW07, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. JW07

    JW07 New Member

    Winter question; When in route on the highway and the outside temperature
    is very cold and the dash heater doesn't provide enough heat to keep warm
    what is your alternative heat source?

    Driver with cold feet! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  2. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Re: Cabin Heat in route to camp ground

    That is what your furnace is for. Just turn on the propane and set the thermostat. The propane systems in motorized RVs have been designed for use while traveling for more than thirty years and for at least ten years the ones in trailers have these safety designs as well.
     
  3. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Cabin Heat in route to camp ground

    I have use ours with no problem. Just remember to shut it down before fueling.
     
  4. JW07

    JW07 New Member

    RE: Cabin Heat in route to camp ground


    Kirk and Nash:

    Thanks for the info ie furance! I had seen and heard that during travel it was a good idea to secure propane tank in case of accident! But, then I started questioning the logic behind that suggestion when it came to cabin heat during travel!

    The meeting of great minds resolved another question!

    Thanks,

    JW 07
    :) :) :) :)
     
  5. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Cabin Heat in route to camp ground

    I guess when you say secure you mean shutting the propane valve at the tank. later model Mhs have the automatic shut off in case of wreck and rupured lines.
     
  6. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Re: Cabin Heat in route to camp ground

    The "stop flow" valves for propane line ruptures were required in all motorized vehicle propane tanks since the early 1950's. I doubt that there are any still in service that do not have one. Even the over fill prevention valves that were recently incorporated into the portable tanks used on trailers were made a federal mandate prior to 1960.
     
  7. hamdave

    hamdave New Member

    RE: Cabin Heat in route to camp ground

    My unit doesn't have that problem, but you do have a furnace and LPG system, so just use it. It is designed to be used and okay to do so while going down the highway.

    cheers
     
  8. dggreer

    dggreer New Member

    RE: Cabin Heat in route to camp ground

    If you don't use it you lose it has been my experience.
     

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