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  1. whiskers27

    whiskers27 Read Only Funster

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    Hi All

    And a Happy New Year,

    Still being new to this motorhome game and not having used it in winter yet my question is about heating, I have a Dethleffs Fortero 6915SG which has no fire but blown air heating through vents around the motorhome. im fine with how to use it and am aware that if im not on a hook up i am useing gas for the heating but also the electric fan for the power to circulate it. now i have two batteries if i have the heating on overnight will it drain them or do i need to buy a generator. how do you guys cope in bad weather. should i buy some thermals and a wooly hat. :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:

    thanks in advance

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  2. wiljoy

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    If you are on hook up use an electric blow fire with thermostat, you are paying for the electric. The blow air should be ok if hooked up but could put a big drain on your batteries if not. When parked at home I use an electric greenhouse heater which has a low consumption and keeps the chill off.
    Still buy your thermals and wooly hat, the heating may pack up.
    Wiljoy
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  3. muz

    muz Read Only Funster

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    hi wiskers,in a word yes,depending what amps your batteries are the bigger the batts the longer it will last.same as a torch.a genny is a must if no hook up,unless its just 1 night,then you run the engine to recharge the liesure batts,a genny only uses a fraction of the fuel your engine uses.hope this helps,its not a silly question its a learning curve.muz
     
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    sorry forgot to say happy new year,we live in eastwood if you need any help.muz and dragon
     
  5. Terry

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    Hi Whiskers it all depends on how you use your van ? With a couple of battery's I would imagine you will get 4 days and nights without having to recharge the battery's either by hook up or going for a couple of hours run in the van.Our lasts at least 2 days (1 x 135 amp hr battery )but then again I use the van for running around to shops,site seeing etc, so never really gets flattened.Wait and see if you need to buy a genny/ solar pans etc, you may well find you do not need any rather than want one or all :Rofl1:
    terry
     
  6. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Happy New Year to you too -- see here:

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/tech-mech-general/18641-battery-mystery.html

    We've gone days before but this is the first time I've really noted the voltage.

    The heating is a Truma boiler running gas with electric blower.

    Biggest problem is folk come to door, open door, heat does a runner.

    PS If you think yours is a silly question you've not been reading enough questions round here !
     
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