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Old 03-21-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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So we are on our first camping trip with our 2004 Shamrock. So far, so good except for what appears to be a broken propane regulator. Our popup had AC and a furnace. There was a heat strip in the AC but it warmed minimally. My question is this...does anyone know if the AC has a heat strip or is the heat strictly powered by propane? I didn't even try it last night, just assuming it wouldn't help. Thank goodness for sleeping bags! It wasn't too bad at 45 degrees but would have been a lot more comfortable with a little heat. Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:45 AM   #2
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I've never seen a heatstrip in an ac on a pop up. Doesn't mean you don't have it but most likely not. Your pop up Heater is propane only. Also a lot better than that little heat strip would do anyway
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:02 AM   #3
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Hi all,
So we are on our first camping trip with our 2004 Shamrock. So far, so good except for what appears to be a broken propane regulator. Our popup had AC and a furnace. There was a heat strip in the AC but it warmed minimally. My question is this...does anyone know if the AC has a heat strip or is the heat strictly powered by propane? I didn't even try it last night, just assuming it wouldn't help. Thank goodness for sleeping bags! It wasn't too bad at 45 degrees but would have been a lot more comfortable with a little heat. Thanks!
Try turning the gas off at the tank, and then turn it back on VERY slowly. Sometimes the valve can be opened too quickly and enact the safety feature of the regulator.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:13 AM   #4
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Thanks! I'll try that
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:01 PM   #5
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since you don't specify what model shamrock you have it's hard to say.
those with ducted a/c do not have a heat strip capability.
Those without ducted a/c may have that capability.
it all depends on which brand and model a/c you have.
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:04 PM   #6
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Gotcha. It's a 232 and the AC is ducted.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:00 PM   #7
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And if you've got shore power available, get a small 1500 watt heater. It will keep the chill off.
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Thank you I think I will do that!
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:05 PM   #9
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If the a/c unit has a "heat" setting on the control panel, then it is heat strip capable. It does not mean it has a heat strip. The heat strip is usually an optional item. As far as installation, they are plug & play. You can remove the interior cover of the a/c to check if you have one.

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Can also look into the RV comfort systems unit for electric heat, we had one in our popup and it ruled, I will be putting one in my next TT for sure.
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