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Old 08-25-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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Running the Furnace

Quick question, being new to hard body trailers and heading for the high country I'm wondering if or how much ventilation is needed when running the furnace overnight. Wasn't an issue in the hybrid.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
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Just spent this past weekend away in the Rocky Mountains with night time low temperatures in the 4 to 6 degree C region (39 to 43 deg F). With furnace on most of the night, we had windows shut first night and moisture built up quite a lot on the windows. On second night, we found that with 1 or 2 windows cracked open, there was a significant reduction in moisture buildup.
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Thanks Dave, sounds like there is no need to leave anything open for the furnace, at least according to the Escape User Guide, but we should do so for moisture escape.
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The secret to keeping condensation to a minimum is air circulation. Use of the MaxxFan with a cracked window and keeping the blinds up where possible will keep condensation to a minimum.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:19 PM   #5
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and moisture built up quite a lot on the windows.
We've found how much moisture condenses on the windows depends on whether they're the double glazed ones or the single glazed front window. The front window has much more condensation. So if you have double glazed windows it's not so much of an issue.

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The secret to keeping condensation to a minimum is air circulation. Use of the MaxxFan with a cracked window and keeping the blinds up where possible will keep condensation to a minimum.
Interesting item on the MAXX. There is a ceiling fan mode. You reverse the blade direction and keep the vent CLOSED. This way you are not venting all the warm air in cold weather. The circulation with a small window cracked keeps the condensation down. This mode also helps circulate a/c air. Found it by reading my manual.
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We've found how much moisture condenses on the windows depends on whether they're the double glazed ones or the single glazed front window. The front window has much more condensation. So if you have double glazed windows it's not so much of an issue.

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In the winter in the 19 I would close the front awning cover and also insert a piece of reflectix between the cover and window. It more or less insulated the front window and helped with the cold.
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In the winter in the 19 I would close the front awning cover and also insert a piece of reflectix between the cover and window. It more or less insulated the front window and helped with the cold.
For really cold weather that sounds like good and simple solution.

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