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Old 03-20-2015, 11:47 PM   #1
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Class A Heat/AC

Having never spent any time in a Class A...

When driving, is the house AC and furnace required to keep the temp reasonable in climate extremes?

How about just summer temps in the midwest?
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That depends on the outside temp, how the sun is hitting and the insulation in your rig. More insulation and comfortable outside temps won't require much. We very seldom needed any extra heat or cooling in the 2002 Dutch Star and I don't expect any difference with the Magna we just bought.
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Not unusual at all in the summer to run with your generator on so you can run the house a/c units. We've run a few times in winter with the propane furnace on. The dash a/c - heat unit rarely puts out adequate anything if the outside is anything other than moderate.
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Not unusual at all in the summer to run with your generator on so you can run the house a/c units. We've run a few times in winter with the propane furnace on. The dash a/c - heat unit rarely puts out adequate anything if the outside is anything other than moderate.

Agree. Traveling in California a Nevada summer heat requires our genset and both roof AC units on. The dash unit can't keep up.
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We haven't run the A/C yet , but a lot of experience with the heater :-)

While traveling our chassis heater seems to keep things warm down to about 40.

Before we left on our inaugural trip, I modified the propane system so I can plug my Mr Buddy into the house propane.

While traveling, when it started getting cold in the MH, we would run the Mr Buddy on low (3000btu) to help keep the back of the MH warm.

To mitigate potential fires from the heater. The Mr Buddy has a tip over valve so I'm not worried about it tipping over. We have it on a slip proof matte so it doesn't slide around. And we also make sure nothing can fall on it, towels, papers, etc.
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Having never spent any time in a Class A...

When driving, is the house AC and furnace required to keep the temp reasonable in climate extremes?

How about just summer temps in the midwest?
We live in the southwest and 100 degree heat is a frequent occurrence. We very rarely use the house air or heat because we installed a curtain behind the drivers and passenger seats. If we know we are going to stop we turn on the air/heat about 1/2 hour before. Got the curtain track at camping world and SO made the curtains. Works for us.
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