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Old 03-02-2013, 06:48 PM   #11
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Does the furnace only function use propane when not hooked into shore power. I understand the A/C only runs on the generator or shore power but never thought about the heat side.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:17 PM   #12
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In general, furnace uses propane in all cases, and the blower and controls are 12 volt. Shore power is irrelevant.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:11 PM   #13
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I don't think if you have it on heat pump, it uses propane when its hooked up to shore power, but I could be wrong.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:50 PM   #14
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I had the same issue for two years in my first RV. I had to switch the AC circuit breaker off to avoid this. Then I just bought a new RV in January and the RV walk through guy said just put the switch on auto and I had one of those "ahhhhhhhh" moments.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #15
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I don't think if you have it on heat pump, it uses propane when its hooked up to shore power, but I could be wrong.
Good point Debbie. If you have a heat-pump, no propane unless heat-pump can't keep up with the heat demand.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #16
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I found a manual, finally, online. I'll attach it here. It was not among the many manuals received when I picked up my new Solera.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:50 PM   #17
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A little clarification please. Solera does have a heat pump as well? If so, then what is the setting. Unfortunately, I couldn't open the manual link, working on that soon. Must be my Operating system.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:44 PM   #18
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My 2013 Solera does not have a heat pump, and my Dometic thermostat does not have a heat pump setting. I found the thermostat instruction manual with a Google search, which would be a good way to find it if the pdf I attached can't be opened. It's a very useful manual, whether or not you have a heat pump! It probably should have been included with all of the other manuals i received with my new unit...but, alas, it was not.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:46 AM   #19
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My 2012 does have a heat pump setting. Guess they are all different? I would have thought FR put they same unit in them all?
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:36 AM   #20
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Now I wonder whether I have a heat pump but they ran out of the better thermostats and just stuck an old thermostat in mine....without the heat pump setting. Or maybe there is no heat pump on mine but there is on yours. It's hard to say. I know the tail pipe on my brand new rig looks older...like maybe it had been sitting around awhile. But now I have to look into whether I should have a heat pump and don't, or do, and have no thermostat control for it. This is getting pretty funny!
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