Just took delivery of a new Salem 26TBUD camper. Happy so far, little radio issue with a loose wire but other then that so far so good. But I haven't tested everything...
I'm very confused on the A/C & Furnace operation, and I appear to have no documentation either in my packet or I can find on Dometic's website. I have a DuoTherm A/C (no heat strips AFAIK) & Suburban furnace with a Dometic "The Thermostat" (stupid name) digital thermostat controlling it all. Pic: http://news.rvbasics.com/wp-content/...ThermWhite.jpg
(Looks like this but no Heat Pump light)
What I observed...
- When I switch on Fan mode it blows air, no problem.
- Haven't had it on 30 AMPs yet, but I assume when I put it on Cool mode the A/C will activate.
- When I put on Heat/Furnace mode the furnace kicks on and hot air comes out of the floor vents but the A/C unit is also blowing air. (no compressor just circulating air) I find this loud and makes it feel colder inside the cabin.
Is this normal operation? The thermostat is pretty sparse with the buttons so I don't think I'm missing something. I assumed in heat mode the A/C unit would just be off and the furnace would operate and do it's thing.
I've done some searching, one person commented they just flip off the breaker to the A/C in heat mode.
Any help would be appreciated...