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Old 05-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #11
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A 100 -135 watt solar panel should be enough charging power. If its cold and you have to use the furnace a lot over night than you may need to think more storage power. (BATTERIES.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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If so, you need electricity to run the furnace and, I would think, to run the fridge as well.
Some of the refrigerators do not need battery power. The refrigerator in my 2nd trailer did not need power, just propane.
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Some of the refrigerators do not need battery power. The refrigerator in my 2nd trailer did not need power, just propane.
What refrigerator did your second trailer have?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #14
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fridge and furnace run on propane, no problem there
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fridge and furnace run on propane, no problem there
My fridge and furnace both run on propane, but they require 12v power to operate the boards.

That's the case for all the RV refrigerators and furnaces I'm familiar with as well.
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My fridge and furnace both run on propane, but they require 12v power to operate the boards.

That's the case for all the RV refrigerators and furnaces I'm familiar with as well.
I think they have been putting self igniters on refers, furnaces and hot water heaters in rv's for the last 20 years.
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I think they have been putting self igniters on refers, furnaces and hot water heaters in rv's for the last 20 years.
Self ignitors require 12V power.
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Self ignitors require 12V power.
Yes. I agree.
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....and something has to power the furnace fan......
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For now petroleum based power production will be cheaper than solar & wind for the little guy. But solar & wind is quiet and doesn't smell.
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