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Old 07-21-2012, 01:07 AM   #1
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Anyone with a 36FL having issues with the AC units keeping the living room cool?I am having a 8 to 10 degree difference in the thermostat settings and the living room is just not cool as compared to the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. I have adjusted vents, but that does not seem to relieve the problem. Any ideas?? We are in Utah and Arizona, the weather is very hot and I know that is a factor.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:38 AM   #2
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John I have noticed in our 36rl that the bed room is the last to get cooled and the first to be heated with the heat pump. Plus we all have the front cap heat problem. When using the ac we were instructed to run both, keep them on auto high at all times. Plus having 50 amp service also helps. I have found that our coach works better with 50amp service. Our thermostat does not work right either so I have compensated by setting a higher requirement 78 and "leaving it alone". Cools us enough. Experiment. Hane no idea why they are so far off. Can you imagine an all electric coach. You are very limited to where you go, unless you have a generator. Good luck.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:08 AM   #3
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John, if you research other forums where they offer a FL model you will see the same complaint. Remember you have a much lower ceiling in your Living Room compared to the rest of us. Could you use a fan to help draw more cool air into the LR to aid in cooling?
We must be the lucky ones, our T-stats seem to be right on. With both running set at 72 with fan on (not auto) we were able to keep it 72 while the outside temps were in the mid 90s. When on 30 amp service at a recent Samboree where we could only run one about the best we could do was keep the inside temp approx 10 to 12 degrees below the outside temp.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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Folks, thanks for the insights and info. We do not have a generator and rely on 50 amp service. We will buy a fan and will have our dealer look at the thermostats to calibrate them
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:37 PM   #5
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John, our FL is like yours. We have fans and they work well. Try closing 1 of the vents in bed room and see if that helps. Worked for us. Good luck
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John I have noticed in our 36rl that the bed room is the last to get cooled and the first to be heated with the heat pump. Plus we all have the front cap heat problem. When using the ac we were instructed to run both, keep them on auto high at all times. Plus having 50 amp service also helps. I have found that our coach works better with 50amp service. Our thermostat does not work right either so I have compensated by setting a higher requirement 78 and "leaving it alone". Cools us enough. Experiment. Hane no idea why they are so far off. Can you imagine an all electric coach. You are very limited to where you go, unless you have a generator. Good luck.
My thermostats are off too. At 72 my rig feels like a meat locker so I keep them turned up a little.

The hardest part I've found on my RL is first getting the unit cooled down after being on the road. After it gets cooled down it'll stay that way without a problem. We have to remember that we have to not only cool down the interior air but also the outside walls that are holding heat like an oven.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
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Well folks after writng yesterday about my heat pump heating…WELLLLLLL this morning I turned it on to remove the chill(64 degrees outside)and it went on for a few seconds and switched over to the gas fired furnace. I tried it again a couple of times and still the same result without even turning on the ac. Am I doing something wrong?

Has anyone experienced this?
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I seem to recall some thing about requesting too much of an increase, the gas furnace will kick in and after the temp increases the heat pump comes back on. Check the owners manual. Good luck
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I will try it. The instructions are very vague and really don't touch on that. Our manual seems to be generic and doesn't explain the intergration of the two systems. Will try it again. </span>
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Well I tried it and the same thing happened. I wrote Brian and now will go the ac web site and hope they have an answer. Thanks again</span>
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