Originally Posted by TXiceman
Ron, you do not have ducting in the Avion, so that eliminates that option. I have not been happy with my Dometic and would not buy another one. It is sad that carrier dropped out of the RV market, so I'd get the Coleman.
Most of the ones with heat strips do not cycle the unit based on temperature...read the instructions carefully. I did splice in to the wiring with a line voltage thermostat and mount the thermostat in the pantry next to the unit.
HMMmmmm - the Duo therm A/C in our '88 has the heater strip, and it is thermostatically controlled - seems to be a decent unit, and the old original Duo Therm (no heat strip) in our '88 Kit 5er has never given us a moment's trouble since we bought it new - I'd have no problem recommending either of them - dunno about the modern-day equivalents.
NOW, the Duo Therm heater in the Kit is another story entirely never has operated properly since new...
John Day....|'88 Winnebago Super Chief 27ft. Class A
Eastern .....|'88 KIT model 240 24 ft. 5er
Oregon ......|'02 Dodge/Cummins 2500 Quad Cab