Propane and shore power

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  1. Franchesca

    Franchesca Active Member

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    Just opened my 2005 Flagstaff Mac 228D. I want to see if the heater and stove work. Do I disconnect shore power before I turn on the gas outside and not use shore power while using gas? Update: Solved. ... shore power can remain on.

    Second question: full tank of gas. Turn on the propane outside then turned the stove to light. Did not light nor did I smell gas. Still can’t get the stove working.

    Third question: heater fan went on automatically only cold air came out. Update: the heater is working very well.
     
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    It's designed to be able to have the power connected while using the fridge and heater. Are you wondering about just while testing it, making sure there are not leaks?
     
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    I want to stay in it tonight. Its new to me. So I want to use it to heat the camper.
     
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    Yes, its designed to have power connected whenever available, including when running the stove and furnace.
     
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    To be sure, camper stoves do not self light, unless you have some fancy stove I haven't come across. With the gas tank valve on turn the stove to the light (lite on some stoves) and use a match or lighter to start the flame. I prefer to use the long butane grill lighters.
     
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    Thank you! That is exactly what I did. Stove working and heat working!!!! I’m learning slowly. Next I will tackle adding water and using water heater.
     
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