wls said:Was wondering if you have to use the generator all night, if your just using the furnace, will the battery last that long. This would be for winter camping, like 15-30 degree nights. Thanks
I just got the 5th wheel, it has one battery, would like to keep it reasonably warm in there, say 65-70. Its a 37' sandpiper, I may hook another battery up to the exsisting one. But I have another problem that is keeping me from finding out how long it will blow hot air on a battery. I will stat another post for that, stay tuned in Thanks for all the help.Carl Lundquist said:The battery?!? ?How many do you have?? ?How old are they?? ?Have they ever been discharged to zero?? ?How high do you set your thermostat?? How big is your rig?? In short, the answer depends on a number of factors.? ?
Simplest way to find out is to try the rig out at home.? Charge the batteries full.? ?Run the furnace overnight off shore power.? Check the charge on the battery the next morning with a voltmeter.
However, boondocking without shore power in sub freezing temperatures? -- that does seem a bit severe.?
I just got the 5th wheel, it has one battery, would like to keep it reasonably warm in there, say 65-70.
Karl said:Electric blankets (or in my case an electric mattress pad) are great! However the newer 110V types with electronic controls will NOT work properly on modified sine wave inverters; you must either use a pure sine wave inverter or an inductor/capacitor to get them to do their job.
>> Personally, I'd prefer a warm body - easily transportable, don't require electricity, but you do have to
feelfeed them a few times every day.
Hmmmmm. I keep having to remind you that this is a family oriented forum -- or were you referring to your cats?