Author Topic: Does coach battery need to be hooked up to run furnace?  (Read 132 times)

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Offline Iamaperson

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Hi There! Just got a 75' Brave and have a couple of questions about the furnace. I know the propane needs to be on, but do the cabin batteries need to be hooked up (or shore power connected) in order to run the furnace? I see the button to prime it and the portal to light the pilot, I'm just unsure if cabin power needs to be connected. Also, is there a specific or preferred way/pattern to prime the furnace before lighting?

Offline 73WinnieB

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Re: Does coach battery need to be hooked up to run furnace?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2022, 11:20 AM »
It needs power of some sort to function. It may have a converter or battery power switch to choose the power source.
If you're manually lighting it, just keep a flame on the pilot burner until it stays lit.

Offline Oz

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Re: Does coach battery need to be hooked up to run furnace?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2022, 09:20 AM »
If you can see the furnace make and model number, look in the member area - manuals section.  Good chance we have the manual for it.