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Old 01-05-2019, 12:45 PM   #1
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The best heating in a Newmar

Getting a chance this cold weather season to taking advantage of the great heating in our 18 LA. In our previous Essex you couldn't have both the heat pumps and the Hydro-Hot/Oasis heating operating at the same time like the LA can. It doesn't take long to heat the coach with both heating systems going at the same time and then you add floor heat and it's very comfortable quickly. The Silver Leaf control are great and that is what allows us to have all these heating sources going at the same time. Is this heating control the same across the Newmar coach line?
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I never had a DSDP, MADP OR ESSEX just a well insulated Newmar coach both the living area and lower compartments.
did have the winter option in my gas coach's that proved its worth.
Tom if your talking about some new type heat control what is it and most heat pumps may not work below 32* so most of your heat is coming from the Hydro/Aque hot or your Oasis which are very good if maintained.
And of course you big boys have the heated floors.
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The heat pumps do stop below 40. OTH, I can maintain about 60f inside even at mid 30s temp just with floor heats at 6-8 setting. the kitchen area always stays warmer, so a lower setting works fine. too bad they can't tie up the floor heat to the thermostat.. it is the best source of heat. quiet and most comfortable. does take a good few hrs to warm every thing.
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As I've posted before many times, I LOVE FLOOR HEAT! Don't use the heat pumps and have only used the Oasis a couple times when temps go below 38 or so.
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It took awhile to convince me to order heated floors when we were ordering the coach, but I did. On our second trip, we had full hookups and mid 30's overnight. The floor heat was all that was needed overnight.

A trip just this last week, we had high 20's at night and used the floor heat and set the Oasis at 64 overnight with just the two electric elements on. We have the fireplace and run it (quiet) until were ready for bed.

We really like the heated floors, but like other heating systems, you need to manage them. We turn them off in the morning so the coach doesn't roast all day.

We have the two heat pumps, but just don't see using them much anymore, since they're so loud. Currently, one doesn't work, delivered from the factory that way.
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It took awhile to convince me to order heated floors when we were ordering the coach, but I did. On our second trip, we had full hookups and mid 30's overnight. The floor heat was all that was needed overnight.

A trip just this last week, we had high 20's at night and used the floor heat and set the Oasis at 64 overnight with just the two electric elements on. We have the fireplace and run it (quiet) until were ready for bed.

We really like the heated floors, but like other heating systems, you need to manage them. We turn them off in the morning so the coach doesn't roast all day.

We have the two heat pumps, but just don't see using them much anymore, since they're so loud. Currently, one doesn't work, delivered from the factory that way.
What setting do you use H/M/L on the floor heat? 30 Deg=H or....?
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Yes....we found High worked for us on the two trips we've used it. Our next trip is to Quartzsite in two weeks and suspect we'll be using a lower setting.
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Yes....we found High worked for us on the two trips we've used it. Our next trip is to Quartzsite in two weeks and suspect we'll be using a lower setting.
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I think I'm getting a case of floor-heat envy.
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I love my heated floors. The best option I chose fo my 20 19 DSDP. We also have pretty much given up using the heat pumps. Floors and then OASIS, when the floors are not enough (usually below 30f).
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out of curiosity... do you guys still run your water (e.g. dishes, ice, shower, washing machine) with temps as low as reported in the previous posts? I have always been too scared of busting a line when ambient temp is below 30, so I have avoided it and keep little heaters running in the wet bay.

it is quite inconvenient stockpiling the dishes and clothes for a warmer day.
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For those of us without floor heat and have three ac/heat pumps you can run both oasis and HP at the same time, sort of. If temps are in the 40s we set the oasis on in zones 1 and 3 and then set the HP for zone 2. Makes for nice even heat in the coach.

As to running water below freezing, if you have a DP Newmar the oasis system has a heater in the water bay the comes on at 40 degrees. Water lines are in insulated floors. We have been in temps as low as -7 and no issues with running any system. If you get a chance to visit the factory, take a look at where the water lines are run.
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out of curiosity... do you guys still run your water (e.g. dishes, ice, shower, washing machine) with temps as low as reported in the previous posts? I have always been too scared of busting a line when ambient temp is below 30, so I have avoided it and keep little heaters running in the wet bay.

it is quite inconvenient stockpiling the dishes and clothes for a warmer day.
Living in cold ND, I'm a bit cautious about venturing about in 0 degree weather but we've done it a few times. We're heading out for about a month in February though most of that time will be in southern states with better temps. We'll have a couple of cold days on the way there and again on the return. Going down the road is no problem as the engine generates plenty of heat. Once stopped, the Oasis burner takes over and keeps things quite comfortable. I would think that in a New Air you should be quite comfortable - especially if you have the addition of heated floors. Even without the heated floors, we are quite comfortable. To minimize the noise of the furnace, we use an electric blanket for sleeping. It is LOVELY! We used to have a 2005 DSDP with a propane furnace that was also very good in the cold.

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I thought it would be a challenge to stay warm on 30 AMP service in our MADP. Turns out that with heated floors and just AC#1 energized (no burner) the coach maintained 55 F with overnight temps as low as 3 degrees F. With the burner activated, the coach is warm indeed; t-shirt temperatures. Also, when the burner is selected, it does not run constantly- it cycles on for a few minutes every now and then to maintain the hydronic system to desired temperature, using very little diesel fuel. I have no concerns about staying warm in winter- it's a very good system.
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