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Old 09-25-2016, 11:25 AM   #15
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No, some air conditioners have integrated heat strips. Heat pumps don't need heat strips.
Exactly right! In fact it's not even an option for a heat pump in an RV, for a home unit they add a low temp emergency electric heating unit. Have had heat pumps in the stick house since the 1970's but didn't get one this last furnace replacement as gas heat was cheaper then a heat pump for a stick house.
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In fact it's not even an option for a heat pump in an RV
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Guess you didn't read my previous post which has this link of a Heatpump with heat strip:

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ic-white/69668
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Guess you didn't read my previous post which has this link of a Heatpump with heat strip:

Coleman-Mach Mach 8 15,000 BTU Heat Pump - Arctic White - Rv Products 47004A876/47004-876 - Air Conditioners - Camping World
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:53 PM   #19
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Heat Pumps

My experience is to run the propane heater as the heat pumps are noisy as heck, in my Providence anyway.
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I recently researched heat pumps as I thought I was going to have to replace one or two. I found several sites offering inconsistent details about the above Coleman-Mach 8. Personally, before I'd buy, I'd want to verify (perhaps with a schematic) that it is truly a heat pump with a reversing valve. From my reading, I'm thinking some sellers are confusing the issue by calling a heat strip a heat pump.

Maybe someone with some schematic reading experience can weigh in here. Does the above unit actually have a reversing valve AND the option to add a heat strip to the same unit?
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Do you REALLY want to believe anything that Camping World has to say?

If it were me I would ask the manufacture directly.

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It's a bit vague on Coleman site but apparently the heat strip is available with a heat pump. It would appear that (at about 40 degrees) the heat pump will shut down and switch to the heat strip (much like the "aux" switching of a heat pump to aquahot or propane furnace). I've never seen one so it's mostly conjecture.
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I ran both heat pumps off of a 20-amp circuit this past weekend. I assume the EMS ensured they didn't cycle at the same time. And it did shed the electric water heater but not the fridge.
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We have Coleman Mach 8 heat pumps. In my MH if you are using heat pump and o/s temp makes heat pump ineffective the propane furnace will automatically come on when inside temp drops 5 degrees. So no need for strip heater backup.
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Exactly right! In fact it's not even an option for a heat pump in an RV, for a home unit they add a low temp emergency electric heating unit. Have had heat pumps in the stick house since the 1970's but didn't get one this last furnace replacement as gas heat was cheaper then a heat pump for a stick house.

See post 13
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