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Old 10-05-2014, 07:09 PM   #11
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Real heat pumps, where the refrigerant flow reverses. Not sure Redwood ever offered the heat strips.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:14 PM   #12
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Quick question? Are they real heat pumps or just 1500watt heating elements? There's a difference.
If they are like most RV AC's that have heat, it is just heat strips added to the AC to blow hot/warm air, which would along the lines of what you are saying, 1500 watts.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:26 PM   #13
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AA answered my thought. I had them several years ago on an rv, but they were just strips.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:26 PM   #14
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If they are like most RV AC's that have heat, it is just heat strips added to the AC to blow hot/warm air, which would along the lines of what you are saying, 1500 watts.
That's what I assumed as well. I haven't seen any other option on the Coleman website but wasn't 100% sure. If this is true they are essentially 2 hair dryers blowing heat, just for perspective.

Also when we were ordering our unit they tended to not recommend 2 heat pumps in warmer climates as the output of the A/C is apparently diminished.

On edit, they actually might be real heat pumps. See below link. Now I wish I had them...

http://www.rvcomfort.com/rvp/product...top/HP_hp2.php
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:07 PM   #15
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As Brad had said....they are real heat pumps. Otherwise they wouldn't freeze up in temps below 40 degrees.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:52 PM   #16
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I wish they had heat strips, would save on propane when colder then 40 outside.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:39 PM   #17
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I wish they had heat strips, would save on propane when colder then 40 outside.

I use the heck out of my fireplace for that reason. I've also seen where folks have had these electric infer-red heaters you see advertised on QVC.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:59 PM   #18
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These are what I have on my Redwood - Coleman 48004-969 15K heat pumps.

http://www.rvcomfort.com/rvp/products/search.php#23

15,000 BTUH cool - 5,600 BTUH heat each unit. Attached is the datasheet if interested.

They are FANTASTIC! Our Texas Dealer talked us into the 2nd one when we ordered because he knew we lived in Colorado. For vacationers, they are awesome because we are typically mild weather users.
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I use the heck out of my fireplace for that reason. I've also seen where folks have had these electric infer-red heaters you see advertised on QVC.
I use my fireplace a lot, like you. I also have a couple of infrared heaters. In real cold weather, I make sure I run the furnace quit a bit, to keep tanks and water lines from freezing.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:30 AM   #20
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After being in our rig for two winters I look at the forecast nightly before going to bed, if the temps will be above 40 I use the HP, if lower I switch to the furnace, regardless I typically set the thermostat for 66-67 for cozy sleep.
When I get up in the morning, typically a couple of hours before Ruth, I start the fireplace. When she wakes I'll kick up the temp to 68-69 and we'll run the FP until the coach warms enough, if it's really cold we'll run the FP while we're awake but turn it off before retiring.
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