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Old 01-04-2016, 07:37 PM   #21
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I built the decking for the C5. That was from 68-72. I did a lot of the finishing and drilling on them. Got to see my work at McGuire AFB show. Hate to make you guys mad, but we are heading south, windy and cold!
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:13 PM   #22
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I have 2 thermostats and when electricity is free use the heat strip and set the gas thermostat al little below the electric one then if it gets real cold and electric one cant keep up the gas kicks in.
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:55 PM   #23
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I have 2 thermostats and when electricity is free use the heat strip and set the gas thermostat al little below the electric one then if it gets real cold and electric one cant keep up the gas kicks in.
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I do the same thing. I set the Front Heat strips to heat the entire coach, and set the rear furnace a degree or two lower so if it gets really cold it will come on.

I also find that if I close the door to the front area it keeps the bedroom/bunk area warmer.
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:18 PM   #24
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Everyone seems to hate the heat strips. And for good reason i guess. They do work, and put out just as much heat as a typical ceramic heater (the heat strips are usually ~1300w, same as a ceramic heater). Only problem is that the A/C blower fan moves way too much air thus the air exiting the vents is not a comfortable warm heat even though its putting out just as much as a ceramic heater that moves ALOT less air and produces a hot air stream.

I wouldnt go out of my way to have a heat strip installed, but if they are already installed i would use them whenever possible if the power is free! and like mentioned set the furnace a bit lower so as to keep the area at a comfortable temperature and the heat strip will help maintain the temperature
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:10 PM   #25
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Follow up to this thread. Spent the holidays in AZ, and it was pretty chilly at night. When plugged into shore power, the AC blower kicks in when the furnace is turned on. If no shore power, the AC blower doesn’t kick in. Is this normal? Preference is not to have the AC blower run, as it's way to noisy.
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Follow up to this thread. Spent the holidays in AZ, and it was pretty chilly at night. When plugged into shore power, the AC blower kicks in when the furnace is turned on. If no shore power, the AC blower doesn’t kick in. Is this normal? Preference is not to have the AC blower run, as it's way to noisy.
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You need to change your fan setting to Au instead of Lo or Hi (select Fan-press the +- buttons to change the setting). that way when you turn on the furnace, the overhead blower won't come on with Shore/GenSet power. It will also allow the A/C's to cycle on and off as it reaches the appropriate temperature.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:33 AM   #27
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Earlier this week, I went out and started the GT to let it warm up and run the generator. Turned on the dash heat and the front heat strip to put a bit of a load on the generator. After about 5 minutes the heat strip was still blowing cold air, but once the dash heat kicked in and started to warm things up, the heat strips started working much better. This was in sub freezing temps (20's). In the future, I will most likely warm things up with furnace, then switch to heat strips until I see how they will keep up with the heat loss. I sleep comfortable at 60 degrees, so they may do fine on the few nights that temps dip during our season.
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Thanks AuqaMan, that was the ticket! Worked like a charm.
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