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Old 12-14-2015, 10:31 PM   #11
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By the way, I am running it on heat pump,to run it off electric rather than furnace to not use propane. Any one see this as wrong?
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:51 PM   #12
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From what I read here on the forum, the heat pump doesn't work below 40 degrees outside temp. Someone else asked this before.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:57 PM   #13
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From what I read here on the forum, the heat pump doesn't work below 40 degrees outside temp. Someone else asked this before.
Great, switched it! I did not see that thread.
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Yep, heat pump won't put out hot air below ~40 degrees outside temperature. We don't have heat strips in it to run auxiliary heating like in our home units.
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Yep, heat pump won't put out hot air below ~40 degrees outside temperature. We don't have heat strips in it to run auxiliary heating like in our home units.
You DO have heat strips? Plugged in? What kind?
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Ha, you must have misread me. We DON'T have heat strips in our motorhome heat pump like we have in our sticks and bricks home heat pump unit. Your have to run propane heat below ~40 degrees outside temperature.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:58 AM   #17
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When we get fall temps like that up North, we most often can get by with simply putting an electric heater in the trailer, thereby using electricity rather than propane, if you want to go that route....but having said that...that temp is not that cold and for the short time it will be there, you would not use that much propane.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:00 PM   #18
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West Cactus,

Check your thermostat manual. On our 2011 model year Sunseeker 3100 the thermostat will automatically switch from heat pump to furnace at about 35 degrees. Yours may do this, too, so you don't have to worry about it.

If it's going to go below about 45 I still switch to furnace when I go to bed. It keeps the floor warmer than the heat pump.

Also, we have been in ours in 19 degrees with about a 20 mph wind and the water pump/filter compartment was more than 50 degrees with the coach at about 70. (I get in trouble if the Queen's little dog gets cold.)
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