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Old 11-11-2017, 04:35 PM   #1
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2018 Shasta Phoenix electric heat?

Does my Phoenix 370FE have electric heat or gas only?
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:48 PM   #2
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Seriously doubt that you have any electric heat, unless you have a heat pump in the a/c.
RV heat is generally a propane furnace.
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Seriously doubt that you have any electric heat, unless you have a heat pump in the a/c.
RV heat is generally a propane furnace.


Oh okay I know it has an option for heat so not sure. I will have to try it.
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:23 PM   #4
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You'll need shore power or a generator to run the heat pump.
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Okay yeah I will try it just to see what happens.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:37 AM   #6
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If you unit has a fire place that is also electric heat.
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Yes I do have a fireplace
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So because it has a fireplace does that make it likely to have a heat pump?
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:41 PM   #9
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A fireplace doesn't mean your RV has a heat pump. A heat pump will be in the a/c, but not all a/c's that have a heat setting will be a heat pump. You could have a heat strip, also known as a chill strip mounted in the a/c.

Just to try to make it simple to understand, an a/c heat pump is made with valves that allow the reversal of flow of the refrigerant. When the a/c is in cooling mode the refrigerant absorbs the heat from inside the RV and exchanges it outdoors. When set to heat pump the process is reversed and heat is absorbed from outdoors and exchanged indoors. Heat pumps will not work well, or at all, when the outdoor temperature is below 40 degrees.

Google "what is the difference between an air conditioner and heat pump" for a more detail explanation. This link explains it pretty well: http://www.heat-pump-pro.com/heatpum...nditioner.html
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