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Old 09-18-2018, 08:43 AM   #1
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Heat Pump Blower running with furnace

We're connected to shore power and want to use the furnace but the Dometic cool cat blower kicks in at the same time, blowing cool air on top of the heat the furnace is putting out. Is this normal? We've never used the furnace while connected to shore power.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:52 AM   #2
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We're connected to shore power and want to use the furnace but the Dometic cool cat blower kicks in at the same time, blowing cool air on top of the heat the furnace is putting out. Is this normal? We've never used the furnace while connected to shore power.
This happens in mine as well. I don't understand it either. Looking forward to hearing what others have to say.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:54 AM   #3
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Set your dometic thermostat to auto .
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:59 AM   #4
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Set your dometic thermostat to auto .
Yes, just to expand... set the fan/blower part of the thermostat to AUTO.

It is a design feature built into the Dometic 'stat which allows the air conditioner fan to come on with the furnace to allow for better circulation of the heat. Heat rises so the A/C unit distributes the heated air that has risen towards the ceiling.
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Bingo! Had the fan set to high. Changed it to Auto and it is working. Thanks so much!
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:15 PM   #6
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It's that cool up north that you need the furnace camping?
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:35 PM   #7
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It's that cool up north that you need the furnace camping?
Seems like we can assume so.
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In July, we camped at Timberline Campground - a National Forest campground near Grant, CO. Elevation 9,841 ft. Lots of shade among the pines. Day time temps were in the low 60s, night time was 40-42. We ran the heater at night.


Camping at Waco Lake, TX was the time I discovered how important it is to have the fan in Auto. Accidentally got set to High, and the air conditioning struggled to cool the A-frame.

Custer SP SD hit 38 one night in mid-September when we were camping there. Awesome place with all the wildlife.

In Palo Duro SP (near Amarillo), we normally need the A/C during the day. That canyon gets warm, even in April and October.

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Old 09-18-2018, 02:36 PM   #9
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In July, we camped at Timberline Campground - a National Forest campground near Grant, CO. Elevation 9,841 ft. Lots of shade among the pines. Day time temps were in the low 60s, night time was 40-42. We ran the heater at night.


Camping at Waco Lake, TX was the time I discovered how important it is to have the fan in Auto. Accidentally got set to High, and the air conditioning struggled to cool the A-frame.

Custer SP SD hit 38 one night in mid-September when we were camping there. Awesome place with all the wildlife.

In Palo Duro SP (near Amarillo), we normally need the A/C during the day. That canyon gets warm, even in April and October.

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We're up on Lake Superior in Michigan's UP. Low tonight is supposed to be 41 so we want to be prepared..
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We're up on Lake Superior in Michigan's UP. Low tonight is supposed to be 41 so we want to be prepared..
What park are you at?
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