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Old 01-03-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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propane heat

Does anyone know the average time we could keep propane heater workin without electricity? Thinking bout camping without electricity, but would like to keep warm for a while....
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:39 AM   #2
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By propane heater, do you mean the furnace in your camper?
If so, it will depend on what you have for battery/batteries. I think the furnace fan will draw some where in the neighborhood of 8.5 amps. Then it will depend on how cold it will be as to how much your furnace will have to run.
I have duel Trojan T105 deep cycle batteries and would not want to push it much over a weekend. With not real cold temps.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:57 AM   #3
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Hi Lloyd...nope just the oem 12 volt type battery...think it would last 8 hrs? just need it for a day...
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Yeah the frunace in the camper....
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Temps probably in the 30s...
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I think it will depend on what the temperature is, and how old the battery is and what condition it's in.
Course if need be you could always plug the trailer light cord to your truck and run the truck for awhile to recharge the battery.
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OK...thanks Lloyd as always...sure hope your warm enough up there!...getting down to 29 tonite...brrrrr....
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:12 PM   #8
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We have been down as low as 27 below zero, and they are talking colder next week. 40-50 degree wind chills.
Saying record cold temps.
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Wind chills here in Vermont are at -29 right now! Raw temp is -9. Tonight I hear that the temp is going down to -16 F and wind chills down to -35. I think I'll stay in!
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Goodness, I was worried about our 22F here this morning but now I am concerned for all of you Northerners. Please stay warm and indoors if at all possible.

I wish we had the locale for all of you so we would be able to track. Gcross1468 = Vermont. Where are you Cowboy71 and Lloyd?
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