Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-24-2021, 11:50 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Easton
Posts: 1
Heat

Hello! We just purchased our 2015 Jay Feather X213. I have a question about the heating system. When we took our trailer to get inspection guy he said we can run the heat based solely on the electric when we are hooked up. We’ve had this trailer for about a week now and are very new to RVs so we’re not really sure what we’re doing here. We turned the heat on last night and when we came in this morning it was blowing ice cold air it was only hooked up to the electric. My thought was that it had to be run off of the propane in order to get heat but my husband is going by what the RV guy said that we can run it only off electric. Need some guidance please!!! It an Atwood hydro flame furnace. TIA
dredhaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2021, 01:24 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 3,003
Yes your furnace requires propane to heat. When you turn on your propane tank, do it slowly.
__________________
2012 Eagle 320 RLDS
2017 Ford F-250 FX4 Crew STX 6.2l
3.73 E-locker
TCNashville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2021, 04:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
RogerR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Mapleton
Posts: 3,111
You may have two ways of getting heat.

1st. is the standard propane furnace.

2nd. is your air conditioner may have an electric heat strip built into it. If it does have a heat strip than you may have to figure out how to run the thermostat that operates the AC and change it to heat. I don't have one so I am no help there. Maybe an X213 owner can chime in and explain how to check for an electric heat strip and how to make it work.
__________________
2017 SLX 195RB
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, gas 3.6 V6
Andersen WDH hitch
Dometic Milenco Aero mirrors
RogerR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2021, 07:20 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 8,166
.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
You may have two ways of getting heat.

1st. is the standard propane furnace.

2nd. is your air conditioner may have an electric heat strip built into it. If it does have a heat strip than you may have to figure out how to run the thermostat that operates the AC and change it to heat. I don't have one so I am no help there. Maybe an X213 owner can chime in and explain how to check for an electric heat strip and how to make it work.
X2,

I added the electric heat strip to my AC unit. If the heat option was added, the left control nob, will have a position call "heat low" this is heat mode, low fan speed. Set the right nob to red. It takes a few minutes for you to notice any warmth. There is a lot of air movement, so it does not feel hot, but it is 6000 btu, and does a decent job keeping our htt warm. We also carry a small 1500 watt ceramic electric heater.

The furnace does require propane. Pending on the outside temps, you may consume a 20 pound tank in a couple days.
Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.