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Old 10-31-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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We are going to try and brave it in our Roo tonight. We are under a freeze warning and the temps are supposed to get down to 29. I talked to the service department and he said because our Roo is winterized we can't run our furnace due to the fact it will ruin our hot water heater. So we are going to be running our infrared heater and if I can figure out a way to get another heater going on a separate cord that is connected to our house. I thought about using our heated mattress feature as well. I was wondering for those of you that have this feature as well and have used it, does it really keep you warm or not? Would love your input! Thank you.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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First, I don't understand the dealer's "connection" between the furnace and the water heater. I don't see how the furnace would ruin the water heater. I would assume you would actually be using them both, because the water in the water heater is going to cool off faster than usual.

I'd say set the infrared for one temp and the furnace for a lower temp.

The mattress heaters work great. Just don't expect to slide your hand under the covers and have it be hot like an electric blanket. It's only about 150 watts (same as a large light bulb). But it will keep you warm. We haven't been to 29, but we've been in the upper 30's.

It will also prevent condensation under the mattress.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:35 PM   #3
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19 degrees right night sleeping in the Roo. Heater going and mattresses on. Don't know what the heater would have to do with the water heater.
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Did 22 in our pop up with heated mattresses and electric blanket and was too warm. Was running furnace and a little buddy heater on low. And I think your dealer gave you wrong advice on the furnace- run it all you want.


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Old 10-31-2014, 11:07 PM   #5
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Out in the roo right now electric heater on and furnace on set just a bit lower water heater is not on unless switch is on . 35 deg windy and wet so turtling tonight.
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Had to be a misunderstanding.....no connection between water heater and furnace heater! My wife cranks up the mattress heater and electric blanket and it's TOO HOT!
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I asked him point blank if I could turn off the hot water heater so when I turn on the propane to run my furnace and he said no. That if I turned on the propane it would tare up my hot water heater and that there was no way I could do it. I asked him then about turning off the DSI button on the control panel and then turning off the button on the HW heater and he said no. No matter how I explained it to him he just kept telling me no and if I did it would void my warranty. I may try and give them a call again and see if I can talk to a different guy in the service department.
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I don't know if I would continue doing business with that dealer if they are professionals and they are that far off on how the different systems work.


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There's no reason in the world you couldn't have the water heater totally turned off and still use propane to run your furnace and fridge and bake some cookies in the oven😄
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Talk to service dept if they tell u the same look for a new dealer !!!
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