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    Furnace Run on 120?

    Anyone know whether the furnace will run off of a 120 plug? I'm moving and my RV will be in the driveway of the new home.

    We just need a place to sleep until our household goods arrive.

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    Yes, it should work fine as long as the 120V circuit is not overloaded. I run mine frequently from a 120V 15A receptacle.

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    Yes. I'm not sure what the primary power source is for the fan but it will run off of the batteries only (for a while). If you are plugged in you can run it for as long as you need as long as you have propane. It doesn't require a lot of power since the heat source is propane.
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    I think I'd try for at least a 20 amp circuit. Can you get them to install a 50 amp RV plug for you?

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    You question is a bit confusing. The camper's furnace fan is 12V DC...think it draws about 10A. If the camper is plugged into 120V shorepower, the converter will provide 12V DC power to keep the battery charged to run all 12V DC in the camper including the lighting. If your shorepower source is a 15A circuit, you won't be able to run many things in the camper other than lighting and the furnace. If you have a 30A 120V source, you'd be able to run much more.

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    Thanks all for the information. It answered my question. I will ultimately install a 50 amp plug but moving across the country, that's one of the lower priorities.

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    Short term, the 15/20 hookup will keep your battery charged to run the furnace. Long term, if you are thinking of any dry camping in cold weather, battery upgrades are in order, such as dual 12v in parallel or dual 6v in series. We camped in Grand Teton and I swapped the OEM Group 24 battery for a group 27 plus LED conversion and dry camped for 4 days with light furnace (set at 50 with blankets). I didn't know about volt meters at the time, so it was risky, but we had enough to bring in the 2 slides and raise the landing gear on the last day. I have since installed dual 6V golf cart batteries.

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    SkiSmuggs, now your really making me jealous. First your telling us Hi from Vermont in 2 degree weather, now your talking about camping in Grand Tetons- Our favorite place on our trip out West 3 years ago. Meanwhile still stuck in FL, darnthe luck. Lol.
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    Stuck in Florida: my worst nightmare! Too hot, too humid, too crowded. My parents retired to Orlando. My dad said he must have done something wrong in my upbringing for me to retire in the north. Then he came to visit and saw the light.
    We stayed at the Gros Ventre campground in Grand Teton. It was park service with no hookups and we loved it! We had traveled up from New Mexico in June where it was 100-110 and could hardly wait to get out of there. Our first night in Teton, it dropped to 19 and was 41 in the fiver when we got up. We loved it, but set the furnace low after that so we wouldn't freeze the pipes. It went to 65-70 during the day which is perfect for us. It is so beautiful there.
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    We spent last summer touring 28 different states. When we started south of Tennessee, we realized there is a thing called humidity which we don't normally experience in Tucson. Next summer, we're going to travel to Teton, Yellowstone and surrounding states. That humidity stuff is for the birds.

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