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Old 10-14-2017, 12:53 PM   #1
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Replacing Hydrahot with larger hot water heater?

Hello I have a 2003 Country Coach intrigue Ovation 42 ft bought new. It has a small (5 gal i think) hot water heater and and hydra hot to boost the hot water heat. In warmer conditions never need the hydro hot. I am losing coolant in the unit not sure where. But thinking about it, it looks like it only provides hot water and cold weather preheat which i have never used. We are not dry campers always in parks, so was wondering if it would make more sense to just replace the 5 gal heater with a same electric 10 gal and that would solve the problem. Not a huge fan of the hydro hot service it every year but still kind of smokey at times when running. we got along just fine in our 96 Magna with a larger electric water heater.

Like to hear others thoughts Or maybe someone else has done this

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We have the same coach, 11630, bought new in 2003, and it has the Hurricane XL-45 heater with no additional hot water supply. Over-the-road heat is great and uses engine heat then. We changed some of the hoses due to slow loss of coolant, and it solved the problem. We do like to dry camp occasionally so it's a great feature then, and ultimately the resale may be better with hydronic installed. Good luck and safe travels.

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Old 12-17-2017, 04:44 PM   #3
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Hurricane XL

I have a 2003 Country Coach Intrigue Ovation. It has the Hurricane XL in the coach for the heat, water heater. This last time I was out and used the heater / furnace it would run fine for a while and then it would shut off. The coolant level that circulates though out the coach was down, (I suspect that is the reason the Furnace would shut down).

If I add antifreeze to the system and then restart the furnace and it would run until the coolant was burnt off again. I am sure the coolant burns off as I could not find an fluid amount in the coach or under the coach.

I have not serviced the furnace - would that stop it from "burning off" the coolant?

Itr says it is time to replace the XL with the new Oasis furnace and said it would be about 4500 for the furnace and then the labor to do the swap out.

Any body have any suggestions?
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I have a 2003 Country Coach Intrigue Ovation. It has the Hurricane XL in the coach for the heat, water heater. This last time I was out and used the heater / furnace it would run fine for a while and then it would shut off. The coolant level that circulates though out the coach was down, (I suspect that is the reason the Furnace would shut down).

If I add antifreeze to the system and then restart the furnace and it would run until the coolant was burnt off again. I am sure the coolant burns off as I could not find an fluid amount in the coach or under the coach.

I have not serviced the furnace - would that stop it from "burning off" the coolant?

Itr says it is time to replace the XL with the new Oasis furnace and said it would be about 4500 for the furnace and then the labor to do the swap out.

Any body have any suggestions?
GO FOR IT! Oasis are good units..
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What Oasis model do you have and did you install it your self?
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I would call Jim at Rixen Enterprises. He sells an electric conversion that ties into your current Hurricane. rixens.com

Your leaks are more than likely coming from the clamps. I went around and tightened all of mine. You could tell they were slowly leaking, but yet never saw any drops on the ground. There is somewhere around 50 of them scattered around everywhere.
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What Oasis model do you have and did you install it your self?
I have Aqua Hot system,, have friends that had the Oasis system (was cheaper than the Aqua-Hot) installed when their Hurricane XL system went tits up...they love it..
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