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Old 05-23-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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We're planning on taking our a122s out for the first time this weekend to make sure we know how to operate everything before our big trip in July. We're just planning on trying everything out this evening before leaving in the morning. We can't remember a thing about the heater, and unfortunately, we'll need it this weekend! How do you turn on the heat?
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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Don't have that model, but if you have the furnace option it will run on propane and should have a thermostat. Make sure propane is turned on! Usually also requires 12 volt power from the battery. If you only have the "cool cat" with the heat pump, then maybe you need to be plugged into hydro. I think the controls are on the unit. Hopefully, others with a similar trailer can be more specific and helpful!

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If the temps are not any lower than 40f, just use the cool cat heat pump. The switch on the thermostat should be set to 'heat'. Adjust temp accordingly. This assumes you have shore power (120v plug in)

If dry camping, colder than 40f use the 'furnace' setting.

Tip: light a burner on the stove for a few seconds after setting up to get all air out of gas lines, otherwise the gas furnace may need several cycles to get lit.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the answers! We will be dry camping, so we'll be looking for that "furnace" setting.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:22 PM   #5
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:36 AM   #6
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If the temps are not any lower than 40f, just use the cool cat heat pump. The switch on the thermostat should be set to 'heat'. Adjust temp accordingly. This assumes you have shore power (120v plug in)

If dry camping, colder than 40f use the 'furnace' setting.

Tip: light a burner on the stove for a few seconds after setting up to get all air out of gas lines, otherwise the gas furnace may need several cycles to get lit.
What would happen if you accidentally set the thermostat ton"heat" when not hooked to shore power? Nothing?
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:21 AM   #7
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Yep, nothing. No AC power and the coolcat AC/heat pump won't run.
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I suggest you take the owners manuals for all your appliances along with you for some casual reading. Getting the Apple or Android mobile app for the forum might also be a good idea.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #9
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I suggest you take the owners manuals for all your appliances along with you for some casual reading. Getting the Apple or Android mobile app for the forum might also be a good idea.
Member Rawlus made this posts while back. Some of the manuals may be dated for the new trailers but still a great resource for new owners to take on their mobile device:

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ok - this should be final version.
ive included multiple AL-KO Axle spec sheets as well as the thetford toilet manuals for both the cassette and portable, the thermostat and control kit manuals, use and care info as well as MSDS for the lamilux siding material and the use and care manual for AL-KO Axles. I also added manual for the Husky Brute series of electric lift jacks (as that is what i have)

In total, a combination of about 34 different PDFs covering nearly all the equipment, appliances and accessories common to the Flagstaff/Rockwood Hardside A-Frame campers.

Portfolio PDF (40MB)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36594318/Ro..._portfolio.pdf

Standard PDF (40MB)
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