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Old 08-14-2018, 03:11 PM   #1
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Precision Plex Touchscreen

Hello all. For those of you that have the Precision Plex touchscreen in your coach- is there a way to only use the heat pump and not the heat pump and furnace together? I cannot find the answer to that question. Thanks, Glenn
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:39 AM   #2
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Thinking about same thing

I was going to pull the fuse for the furnace.

Does anyone know of any issues this can cause. Not sure of any other way of shutting down the furnace.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:18 PM   #3
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On my 2017 Berkshire XLT the dematic wall thermostat controls my heat pump furnace and AC. The only thing that the Precision Plex touch controls is the floor heat.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:32 PM   #4
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Thanks Mickey. On mine it controls everything. There is no separate thermostat at all.
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Hello all. For those of you that have the Precision Plex touchscreen in your coach- is there a way to only use the heat pump and not the heat pump and furnace together? I cannot find the answer to that question. Thanks, Glenn


I have the answer. NO. And I too am not happy about it. 2018 40C
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:56 PM   #6
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Yes you can pull the fuse.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:00 PM   #7
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Yes you can pull the fuse.
Or run it through a switch.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:39 PM   #8
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Like Bobbyj said, NOPE! Canít just run the heat pump using the Precision screen. We arenít happy about this either! Fuse removal is your best bet. We have chosen to run our electric fake fireplace and a space heater if necessary when we need to conserve propane.
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:27 PM   #9
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I added a switch-only a few $$--to the fuse wire at the bed. Then replaced the fuse, of course. Works great! We just finished a 6 week trip to the Pacific and back to State College, PA. 7 weeks, 7400 miles, washed clothes everyday using hot water, had about 15 heating nights in California, Oregon etc. and still came home with 1/4 tank of LP gas. No use of the gas furnace when the temps dropped into the 40's a few times. The heat pump was awesome.

BTW, all of this complaining about the poor design prompted FR to make the change in 2019, giving the user control of the heat pump, and they also added a heat pump to the bedroom, just for good measure. Don't expect FR to fix this in ours, but you are welcome to trade up to a 2019.

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Old 09-08-2018, 02:37 PM   #10
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