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Old 03-21-2016, 08:55 PM   #1
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Does an octane furnace work on battery power

Will my 16 octane 222 propane furnace run on battery or do we have to be on shore power?
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:06 PM   #2
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hi, mine does not. You can download manuals from this site if you need one.
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Our 2014 Octane does run on 12 volt only. Used it many times that way. It will draw the battery down significantly if it runs continuously. Don't know what is different on a newer one, but it would be uncomfortable to boondock without a heater at times.
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All the information is in the furnace manual and yes they run on 12 volt.
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Thanks. I am going to be overbearing in a cabelas tonight with my kids and was hoping it would. I was trying to figure out what to do to get the chill off a little for them. I just tried it a few minutes ago and it works off the battery!! Problem solved!! I haven't had much of a chance to do much yet we just took it out of storage. Thanks again everyone.
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If it just came out of storage, be sure the battery is FULLY CHARGED!

Be prepared for a cold evening and night. Bundle up so everyone enjoys the evening and sleeps comfortably. Your battery should be OK for the furnace and fan to warm up the trailer in the morning. One battery probably will not have enough capacity to run the furnace in the evening, during the night, and the next morning.
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I had the batteries inside all winter and just installed them this morning they are fully charged and ready. Thanks for the reminder though
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If you NEED to run the furnace and you find the battery has died or is getting low, you can always plug the 7 pin connector into the tow vehicle in a pinch. Pry make sure the truck is running, but this will give some charge to you battery.
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Great idea thanks!
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:49 AM   #10
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Camping in Idaho I set the thermostat at 65 for the night. We have a T30F and if it's really cold as in getting down to the 30's at night I will have 1/2 to 1/3 battery in the morning. The fan is what eats the battery. We have found that for our floor plan leaving the bathroom door open helps with air flow.

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