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Bob Vaughn

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Posted: 01/12/18 07:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jamesroadking wrote:

On our Monaco class A we had two A/C's with heat pumps, a $750 upgrade. They were very poor at heating the coach. The 40K BTU LP gas furnace worked great, but used a lot of LP gas.
We ended up buying two thermostatically controlled electric heaters from Walmart for about $20 apiece that solved the problem.

We shut off the gas furnace and used the fire place plus a tower ceramic heater that oscillated and it kept us toasty warm......

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we have camped down to the low 30's at night. i bought a small tower ceramic oscillating electric heater placed in living room. it has kept our 33 ft TT in the upper 60's temp (which we prefer) all night. in the morning i fire up the gas furnace for a few minutes to bump up heat to about 70 while we take showers. works for us and saves alot of propane.

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Bob Vaughn wrote:

Last week we were camped in some cold weather 30-40's. The motor home next to us every night I could hear his Dometic heat pumps coming on and running 10-15 minutes then the other one would come on. My Atwood heat pump only runs for a couple of minutes at a time.....Never satisfying the thermostat.....I got so ripped off by my purchase of the Atwood Heat pump....Plus Atwood could care less that their product is defective....


Please note, “coming on” and producing heat are two VERY different things.

Unless Dometic has some magic e-formula nobody else does, below about 42 deg. F. the heat pump is just cycling, but not producing any useable benefit.

Did you talk to them and ask if they were really keeping the t-stat satisfied?

lenr

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Dometic bought Atwood a few years ago. My guess is Dometic is now setting the support policies. I read some very positive threads on Atwood heat pumps a few years ago, so it is disappointing to hear troubles. I personally went through 2 Dometic AC units in just over 2 years, and found Dometic difficult to deal with.

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