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Old 01-29-2015, 06:50 PM   #11
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It is my understanding that RV heat pumps can only be used when the outside temperature is above freezing (usually to a low of about 40 or so degrees) because they do not have a defrost cycle. Another form of heat, propane or resistance electric, would have to be employed when the outside temperature dips below operating limit of the heat pump.
That would explain why my furnace comes on when I set the thermostat to electric heat. Thank you for clearing that up.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:53 PM   #12
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That would explain why my furnace comes on when I set the thermostat to electric heat. Thank you for clearing that up.
Also if there is more than a 5 degree temp differential the furnace will come on.
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We ordrered our 36FBTS yesterday and decided NOT to get the heatpump. I had some conversations with the Jayco factory rep and customer service department who actually talked me out of it. Also my in laws are snowbirds in the Florida panhandle. They did a quick poll with those who did and did not have heatpumps. The general consesus was to use space heaters that are easier to relace, less noisey and less initial cost. Hope I made the right decision. Time will tell.
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We ordrered our 36FBTS yesterday and decided NOT to get the heatpump. I had some conversations with the Jayco factory rep and customer service department who actually talked me out of it. Also my in laws are snowbirds in the Florida panhandle. They did a quick poll with those who did and did not have heatpumps. The general consesus was to use space heaters that are easier to relace, less noisey and less initial cost. Hope I made the right decision. Time will tell.
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What did the rep and service guy say that talked you out of it?
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Old 02-01-2015, 06:17 PM   #16
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Mainly thet the style of camping we plan on doing at this time the heatpump would not really benefit us. The conversation led us to believe that the heater on the fireplace and perhaps a small apace heater willbe sufficient to keep us warm until the furnace would be needed. The conversation with the snowbirds also weighed heavily in our decision.
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I wouldn't run two electric heaters unless you have 50A service.
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Well I gues I am like a little kid in the ice cream store. I talked to my salesman and the factory rep again this morning and decided to go ahead and add the heatpump option. This decision is like being married......for better or for worse I have to live with it now.
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This decision is like being married......for better or for worse I have to live with it now.
I was/am very happy with the one in the SENECA and now with the one in the PINNACLE
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