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Old 06-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #11
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What problems did you have in moving the orginal thermostat?
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:07 PM   #12
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We live in HOT Texas and our Sandpiper that we had for 6 years only had the main living area A/C and it honestly never could keep up with the heat (ran constantly) during any outings from June thru September.

Our Columbus 320RS has the 13,500 bedroom AC plus a lot better insulation and we've been very pleased with it in our limited hot weather outings. We're leaving tomorrow for 7 days in 100 degree plus weather, so we'll see how it rates after that trip.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #13
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Well since no one answered ny question regarding how a RV heat pump works, I looked it up myself. What I found wsasompletely different from what I learned about them several years ago when they were new and being led in houses.

That why I said that I don't think you dig a hole at the CG. This came from what I learned about the earth, no matter how low the outside temperature is, still contains enough heat, that with a HP, you can benefit from it.

This was a long time ago and I see now that HP's have come a long way.
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Well...your right about the earth....temp is stable..but utilizing that would be geothermal 'heat pump'...diff than an a/c compressor based pump....generally the geo systems are used for radiant floor heating.

Same effect, tho.......basically residential and rv heat pumps work the same....they have the ability to control direction of freon ...
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:06 AM   #15
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Well...your right about the earth....temp is stable..but utilizing that would be geothermal 'heat pump'...diff than an a/c compressor based pump....generally the geo systems are used for radiant floor heating.

Same effect, tho.......basically residential and rv heat pumps work the same....they have the ability to control direction of freon ...
Well as I said earlier, I had not done much research on HP's for a long time and remember reading about how they used the heat in the Earth to heat homes, even in winter, depending on where the home is located in the U.S.

I did not realize that they are now used in the RV industry until I started reading about them here.

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Old 06-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #16
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Yes it is not ducted and the fan turns off when the temp is reached. The wall thermostat is just like a home one. It has a fan switch for auto or on. It also has a switch for low or high fan speed.
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