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Old 01-01-2015, 04:27 AM   #1
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Retrofit Hydronic System

I have a 2014 Thor Tuscany XTE.

We've been below freezing for the last two days (day and night). I'm not satisfied with the heating from the two propane furnaces.

I would like to have a system like Aqua Hot. Are there aftermarket hydronic systems that can be installed?

Thanks for any input.
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Would be a massive project. Not only the unit itself, but also hoses and heat exchangers too. Not to mention the wiring and switches.
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I'm trying get info on the Espar Complete Comfort system. I think a big part of their business is retro fitting RV's
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:08 AM   #4
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Look into some of the ceramic heaters or similar floor options including installing electric fireplaces. They work great especially if your using camp ground power. We use a floor unit and it once the coach heats up it maintains a comfortable temperature. In the evening we also use electric blankets. All of these options are not perfect, however, for the short deep winter season will take the bite off and avoid a large complex project.
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We have been in 25 degree weather with just 2 ceramic heaters & were quite comfortable. You may check the ducts on your furnace to make sure everything is connected & not crimped. My bedroom unit duct was completely off of a floor register & didn't provide much heat.
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Would be a massive project. Not only the unit itself, but also hoses and heat exchangers too. Not to mention the wiring and switches.
Agree. Each vent has its own set of hoses. Also, it will take an entire basement compartment for the hardware.
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There's an article in the recent issue of Trailer Life (Jan 2015) on the installation of a propane aqua hot system.
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I'm trying get info on the Espar Complete Comfort system. I think a big part of their business is retro fitting RV's

I think the lions share of their business is heating systems for semi-truck tractors who, in most places, cannot leave their engines idling overnight anymore. I would want a referral to an authorized installer that does volume business and can find their way around your make/model motorhome.

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We never had problems keeping warm with our single furnace. Staying at our daughters for the holidays. Low 20s & teens with lots of wind lately. only 20 amp power so no heat pumps, but floor furnace keeps us toasty. Maybe a factor of insulation.
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We have 2 furnaces in our 38' -6 Celsius last night and had to turn furnaces down to 62 deg f as was getting to hot!

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if its in the 20s and teens you could not use your heat pumps anyway.
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