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Old 12-02-2015, 09:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy 2016 Salem Hemisphere 356QB heating question

there is no info in our booklets in our new rv as to how our heater works. Tried to contact Wayne or Nichole through emails and the page does not exist. Left voicemail for Wayne and Nichole's mailbox is full. We are hooked into a 50 amp sight. Is this thing propane only heat?

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Old 12-02-2015, 09:49 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with your model but my furnace is propane only

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Old 12-02-2015, 10:09 PM   #3
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Nearly all RVs only have a propane only furnace for heat.
That's why many take electric heaters when hookups are available.
They supplement the propane furnace and help save propane.

Some a/c's have heat strips or they can be added. They are 120v AC.

Remember, the propane furnace uses 12v DC battery power to ignite and run the fan.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:31 PM   #4
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2014 Sabre here...propane furnace only heat. But portable Lasko from Sam's Club in the coach and a Pelonis (both ceramic) in the basement storage area are humming as we speak. For comparison we have a double slide 32 ft 5th wheel. The two adjustable (750-1500 watt) heaters are set halfway up the dial with the Pelonis connected to it's own power cord at the pedistal via 10/2 extension cord and 50 to 30 amp dogbone adapter. Outside temp is 38 , basement is 58 and living area is 70. Just remember to turn off the coach heater while operating the microwave or Keurig. Gas furnace only to warm up initially when we arrive at campground, then electric for the rest of the stay.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:52 AM   #5
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I have the same. Your furnace is propane only.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:29 AM   #6
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It is possible you may have a heat strip in your front bedroom AC unit.
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Old 12-03-2015, 03:03 PM   #7
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If you have the electric fireplace it has a built in heater.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:24 PM   #8
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did the dealer not show you how the furance works during your PDI?
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:42 PM   #9
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If you have a front AC, it will have an electric heat setting.

To use your main furnace, you will just turn the heat on at the thermostat. Make sure you set the fan to auto at the thermostat. Good luck!
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:29 PM   #10
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My front AC does not have heat. AC only. Ordered and installed from factory. Has 2 thermostats next to each other in back which I think is odd. I'm going to try and move it near the bedroom.

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