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Old 07-06-2014, 02:58 AM   #41
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It works great! I found out by mistake as I forgot to turn off the heat pump one day. I used the bedroom a/c during the day to cool the rig, set at 72. The next mooring i got up to a comfortable 65...as the main unit's heat pump ran during the night.

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I wish the thermostats were more accurate, ACs get too cold before shutting down, too warm before starting & same with heat, the furnace will run you out before it shuts off, the heat pump is fairly comfortable, still slow to react.

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pull the cover off and see if these do, but MANY thermostats have adjustments for the 'trip' range as well as temp accuracy...

the other site has a folder for manuals and here is a thread with thermostat manuals...

I've not looked at these, but bring the rw home from storage this afternoon to prep for the tech that's coming to fix some of my many issues, will look at the thermo and let you know what I find...

We have only one heat pump and our thermos are in the opposite order of AA's... the elec thermo is @ the stairs between bath hall and kitchen/lr...
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Same here, only 1 heat pump & my thermostats are only approx. 1' apart on stairway, but thanks for heads up I'll have to check it out.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:54 AM   #44
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It works great! I found out by mistake as I forgot to turn off the heat pump one day. I used the bedroom a/c during the day to cool the rig, set at 72. The next mooring i got up to a comfortable 65...as the main unit's heat pump ran during the night.

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Ok, so here is my comment after setting the thermostats separately for heat/cool in wide temperature variations. I am sorry to say, that I THINK that they operate the units separately. Here's why:

Today, I returned home (temp outside in upper 80s today) and the the coach was set on the ONE thermostat to cool down to 74. All day, the coach NEVER got below 78 and it was a little warm inside. To experiment, I changed the bedroom thermostat to match, and VOILA! more cooling. Now, I am waiting to see if it gets down the the requested 74, but I THINK maybe if you have one turned off, then you are only using ONE of your air conditioners... ?? Is that possible?

Since we are leaving on our trip in a few days to an place where the forecast is 105 plus every day, I will SEE how it goes!
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:21 AM   #45
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Theresa,

That is how our thermostats work. The aft thermostat at the rear of the kitchen operates the rear A/C, which is located above our bedroom. The fwd thermostat is located in the living room and operates the fwd A/C, which is located above the kitchen.

If only the rear thermostat is switched to A/C the rear A/C will turn on. To also use the fwd A/C we have to turn the fwd thermostat to A/C. We have found that 1 A/C keeps the coach in mid 70's until outside temps hit the mid 80's.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:59 AM   #46
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Our FB's thermostats are both in the hall, the rear units thermostat [heat pump] is at the foot of the stairs on the side of the forward pantry. The front units thermostat [AC only] is in the hall outside the water closet.

In moderate climate [lows in the 40's to mid 60's and highs in the 70's to mid 80's] I can leave the HP on Electric heat with the thermostat set at 68 and the AC on Cool with the thermostat set at 74. When the inside temp drops below 68 the heat pump comes on, when the temps o above 74 the AC comes on.

When the outside temps are above mid 80's I have to run both units on AC to keep up.
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Unlike Brad's, my bedroom a/c didn't come with a heat pump! (Brad, I always wanted to be you!). Guess they dropped it in the new rigs or another option??

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Ken,
It was actually an option for each unit. I picked the option, but didn't notice you had to specify both. My Dealer called (from Texas) and said because I was in Colorado I might want to consider both as heat pumps. I said heck ya!
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I think I get it now, thanks everyone... Only in mild temps can we do the "dual settings" thing-which is a good portion of the year. When it's screaming hot outside, GOTTA have both on! Like I said, heading to 105 plus every day later in the week, so it will get a good test! Thanks again!
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Sounds like both AC's both on HIGH!!!
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I think I get it now, thanks everyone... Only in mild temps can we do the "dual settings" thing-which is a good portion of the year. When it's screaming hot outside, GOTTA have both on! Like I said, heading to 105 plus every day later in the week, so it will get a good test! Thanks again!
What part of Washington is getting into 3 digit numbers?
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What part of Washington is getting into 3 digit numbers?
Up the Columbia river gorge & Willamette valley in Oregon. Pretty much everything in Oregon and South Washington East of the coast range mountains for the next few days.
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What part of Washington is getting into 3 digit numbers?
Even further North in British Columbia about 25 mls from Vancouver we currently have temperatures in the mid to high 90's.
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I wish I knew I could have ordered both units to come with the heat pump. I just assumed when I selected the option it would but out 38FL has only 1 heat pump.

That said our mid-term goal is to be in Alaska for much of 2016 I expect we will be mostly off the grid and using the gas furnace the most. Hope it works well !
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Even further North in British Columbia about 25 mls from Vancouver we currently have temperatures in the mid to high 90's.
Wow! Hope it cools down some as we will be passing through Boardman, Oregon area on our way to Olympia, Washington the first week of August.
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Guy - Should have cooled off by then, rarely lasts for more than 1 week.
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It can get very hot in both Oregon and Washington on the east side of the Cascade Range. Many people are shocked with they see how very arid it is. One of the reasons we love living here is that within a two hour drive we can be just about anywhere: Ocean/beaches, desert, mountains, rainforest, lakes/rivers, sand dunes, you name it. Guy, I wouldn't get your heart set on cooler temps in Boardman! We go every year and the weather doesn't cool until fall... We only take bathingsuits and beer... it's a blast. Here is our forecast for the first few days... LOL!
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Remember, these are sealed units so when it's hot keep the ceiling vents closed or else the a/c will suck hot air in from the outside. Also keep you fan switch to continuous run which helps even out the temps. And keep the little filters on the air inlets CLEAN. Just take them down and run some water through them.

I've had my RL in Arizona last year in the 110+ and it kept us comfortable. Also keep that front closet door open so the heat in it dissipates.
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Good tips, thanks Dave. I hadn't thought of keeping the air circulating, good idea.
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I continuously forget to shut off and close the bathroom roof vent, and it absolutely kills the efficiency on the AC.

PS - I did that storm window heat shrink wrap on my screen door so I could leave the main door open with the AC running! Wowzer - I like it! A little redneck, but it works. I put it on the outside of the screen. Slaps the screen against the plastic when you shut the door, but that's ok.
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We spent most a summer in the Texas panhandle a couple years back & set thermostats at 75 with a small fan in the bedroom & one in living room & DW still covered with a light throw over her legs, these RWs are amazingly well insulated compared to our last 2 SOBs.
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