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Old 03-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #21
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This looks like something that Clemens or one of the other factory guys need to chime in on for clarification.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:29 AM   #22
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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 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!
This is from the Solera Specifications from the brochure.

13.5 is standard. 15k with heat pump is optional.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:31 AM   #23
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So I have the 15000 with the ducted air
I must have the heat pump
When I am plugged should the heat come out of the ceiling vents?
The dealer really didn't explain that function very well
The propane furnace works very well when we are dry camping.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:44 AM   #24
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If you have the 15,000 btu AC, it also is a heat pump. Heat pumps run like an AC in reverse, taking heat from the outside air and bringing it inside. The air is delivered through the ceiling ducts. It will be warm, but not hot like the furnace. The AC/heat pump needs shore power or generator to operate.

The furnace runs on propane and battery power. It delivers air that is very warm (even hot) through floor vents.

The heat pump, if connected to shore power, is heat you are paying nothing for, where the furnace is burning your propane. The heat pump is especially effective at taking the chill off on a cold morning, not so effective when outside temps are below freezing. If the heat pump can't keep up, you will have to switch it off and change to furnace. There is no way for it to automatically call for heat from the furnace.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #25
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Somewhere I read where the heat pump works at outside temperatures of 40 F or above. I've been experimenting with mine, last evening the outside temp. was 32 and I was still getting some warmth from the heat pump. It's getting me to think about putting one in the house, basically a free source of heat - of course, minus the cost of a heat pump unit big enough for a house.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:10 AM   #26
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set it on AU or Auto.

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