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Old 12-14-2017, 12:27 PM   #1
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Cool Winter Heating Tip #2

Tip 2 or Lesson Learned 2, hmmm or could also be titled, be aware of your thermistor locations!

Heating has been great, really pleased with how well the furnace works especially after realizing the front switch to turn on the fan below the dash. However, one night I could not get the front (zone 1) to heat well. I have a separate t-stat to keep the CCC2 in check and something was off. Oh well, I turned up the temp for zone 1 higher.

Being crazy cold where I am (to me) I even turned on the half bath furnace fan. I guess there is some reason to run that more than just warming whomever is in there doing their dooties.

Umm WRONG. The thermistor (at least in my coach) is on the outside of that bathroom wall across from the frig in my floorplan. As many probably know the thermistors have issues not only with the open air side but the wall it's mounted too as well. I remember someone telling me how DSDP's had problems when thermistors were mounted on outer walls therefore picking up exterior (sun?) temps vs. indoor temp. Sure enough, the super heated half bath heated that wall which made the thermistor think it was at setpoint on the living space side. Nope! So now I do NOT run the half bath fan unless someone is in there and the front of the coach now senses and heats properly.

Consider yourself edumacated.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:16 PM   #2
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Neal, how do you turn off the half bath blower?
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Neal, how do you turn off the half bath blower?
There is a switch on the wall next to the light switches.
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There is a switch on the wall next to the light switches.


Thanx. I donít remember seeing it, but will look for it.
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I had a very similar situation with a thermostat sensor mounted on the outside wall. Here is my write up explaining what I did about it.

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Thanx. I don’t remember seeing it, but will look for it.
Buly- Right side second switch on you panel.

Neal- you will soon learn that the temp in you coach is a matter of comfort and not numbers. The other issue is that there is a gap between the Oasis radiators and the grates. A lot of heat goes up inside cabinets and walls. The fix that I made was to add aluminum extensions to the radiators to fill the gap. Heat is forced out the front and no longer goes inside cabinets or walls. it makes an huge difference in heating the coach.

As for the temp sensors, I've tried just about every fix with very limited results.. Our forward Air Cond. would continually run because of the sensor location. Best fix is a simple small fan on the floor circulating the cool air up to the sensor. AC cycles as it should.
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I think Newmar learned from the exterior wall mounted issue and in my 2017 VTDP they are on inside walls. My lesson learned was simply learning that the half bath temp such as from the furnace blower can affect the thermistor on that wall and in the end I see no reason to really turn that blower on or leave it on after anyone may use that bathroom.
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Is any Newmar owner with a Oasis system running their furnace when traveling down the road using their engine assist to heat the boiler? Use to this in our older Essex with Hydro-Hot but not sure with Oasis system.
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Is any Newmar owner with a Oasis system running their furnace when traveling down the road using their engine assist to heat the boiler? Use to this in our older Essex with Hydro-Hot but not sure with Oasis system.
Discussed in this thread: Driving in sub-freezing temps? Furnace on for wet bay??
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Buly- Right side second switch on you panel.

Neal- you will soon learn that the temp in you coach is a matter of comfort and not numbers. The other issue is that there is a gap between the Oasis radiators and the grates. A lot of heat goes up inside cabinets and walls. The fix that I made was to add aluminum extensions to the radiators to fill the gap. Heat is forced out the front and no longer goes inside cabinets or walls. it makes an huge difference in heating the coach.

As for the temp sensors, I've tried just about every fix with very limited results.. Our forward Air Cond. would continually run because of the sensor location. Best fix is a simple small fan on the floor circulating the cool air up to the sensor. AC cycles as it should.


Thank you srrobe, looks like you have the same exactly coach like ours. Paint job too
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