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Old 03-15-2006, 05:58 AM   #15
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So... Karalyn... Sunday has come an gone... we're waiting for a report!


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Old 03-15-2006, 12:12 PM   #16
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it snowed big time here on Sunday, and now I am hoping to go this Sunday. They are forcasting snow again. Sure hope it goes elsewhere!

Why does the furnace fan have to be turned on every few days through the winter?
Won't it work come spring if not used at all over the winter????

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Old 03-15-2006, 12:48 PM   #17
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When the furnace is on the fan is on (blowing the warm air around) fan runs on electricity/furnace on after a while you need to charge the battery if you aren't hooked up to shore power or a generator. Great furnace in a Casita. IMO

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Old 03-15-2006, 10:14 PM   #18
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Randy has it right; maybe I wasn't very clear.
The (electric) furnace fan is on about a third of the night during the winter, so I have to plug up to shore power every few days to charge the battery. Furnace IS great BTW; when I wake up it's 70-75 degrees!
In summer, I use so little electricity that just driving keeps the house battery at a pretty good charge.
In winter, when I know I will be discharging the battery pretty low and won't be driving much for 2-3 days, I make sure to unplug the trailer from the truck whenever parked, or the trailer will use the starting battery to charge itself (leaving you nothing to start the truck with!) Learned that the hard way!
The shower still works great even when the battery is low. You can tell you're depleting the battery when fans slow down, water pump sounds different, lights are dimmer, etc.
Put as full a charge on the battery as often as you can, and you're fine. The Interstate size 27 that came with the Casita has been great for a year and a half now. I check the acid level about every three months and add only distilled water when necessary.
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:25 PM   #19
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Of course make sure it's a deep-cycle battery; an automobile battery would have succombed long ago to the abuse I give it.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:15 AM   #20
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We had about 4' of the stuff this past week--sick of it! My sister and 2 of her sons have moved from CA to Lansing, MI. Hope to drag my trailer back there one of these days. Good hunting!
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