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Old 10-20-2017, 07:41 AM   #1
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Use floor heat with slides in?

Is it safe to use the heated floors when your slides are in?
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:13 AM   #2
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I would not use floor heat with slides in. Experiment with having a rug on the heated tile and see for yourself the heat that builds under a rug. I understand the retracted slide may not cover the floor flush but I wouldn't think the heat would be any good for slide rollers either.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:50 AM   #3
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I’m not sure why or when you’d want to do that. Can you explain?
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Iím not sure why or when youíd want to do that. Can you explain?


To heat the coach while driving in cold weather.

To warm things up before pulling out of the garage to load up.

The main reason now is to have heat in the RV while it is in the garage and Iím in the RV working/playing with things.
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Well remember that you’ll need to be plugged in or using the generator. So I guess in the garage and you’re plugged in and going down the road you could run the generator. I don’t see any issues with the floor heat. But do be careful not to put a rug or towel or blanket or anything like that on them they get almost hot enough in that covered spot to burn you.
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Well remember that youíll need to be plugged in or using the generator. So I guess in the garage and youíre plugged in and going down the road you could run the generator. I donít see any issues with the floor heat. But do be careful not to put a rug or towel or blanket or anything like that on them they get almost hot enough in that covered spot to burn you.

Iíve read about not putting certain things down on the heated floors like rubber backed rugs.

Iím hoping someone with first hand experience can comment on if it is safe to use the heated floors with the slides in.
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Iíve read about not putting certain things down on the heated floors like rubber backed rugs.

Iím hoping someone with first hand experience can comment on if it is safe to use the heated floors with the slides in.
Iíd call my little Newmar guy stuck on the windshield and ask. You have that perfect new coach under warranty :-)
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We never turn our floor heat off.

I figure that it's on a thermostat set at 72 and I let it do what it's designed to do.

We have never had a problem in 8 years of owning this coach.

I did replace the thermostat when we purchased this unit.

There is air flow under the cabinets when the slide is in.

We love our heated floors.

Even late spring or early fall when we have cool mornings. 🤗
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I wouldn't use the floor heat with the slides in- not as much SSF open as with slides out . I would rather use the heat pumps in the roof units.

I love our heated floors & they are a great option.

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The heated floors in DS are low, med, high. No temp setting. Not sure on high line coaches.
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The only concern I would have is what the heated floor may do to the rollers, my old slides had rubber rollers not sure what they are now, heat may cause a flat spot on rubber roller, just saying.
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Probably ok but going down the road wouldn't it be easier to run the Oasis or use engine heat to the normal heat system? Less time on the generator and probably much less fuel. There wouldn't be much load on the generator with just the floor heat. At least on the 2017 DS it is a 20amp circuit.

Tiles when measured with an IR thermometer are usually in the 90 degree range. If the Newaire uses the HWH hydraulic slide on the full wall slide those rollers don't rest on the floor. you would need to look at the other slides to see if they actually have rollers that touch the floor. If they do then you may experience heat build up and a cracked tile in worst case scenario.
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To heat the coach while driving in cold weather.

To warm things up before pulling out of the garage to load up.

The main reason now is to have heat in the RV while it is in the garage and Iím in the RV working/playing with things.
Wow, good question. I could see running the floor heat for the same reasons. Wouldn't even have thought to question it. Another interesting point; you mean you shouldn't use throw rugs on the floors with the heat???? Or, is it just the rubber backing that is a problem?
Our coach should be coming to the dealer in about a week!
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I’ve read about not putting certain things down on the heated floors like rubber backed rugs.

I’m hoping someone with first hand experience can comment on if it is safe to use the heated floors with the slides in.
What do you mean first hand experience? You mean someone who had a coach burn up because they left the heated floors on with slides in?

I leave my floors on all the time. When the generator starts to power the air conditioners the floor heats too. I’ve never burned up a coach yet.
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