Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 91
Switch lever over to electric heat, nothing happens. Just a small click noise comes out of thermostat.

richierich is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-28-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 91
Switch lever over to electric heat, nothing happens. Just a small click noise comes out of thermostat.

richierich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
FloraBama's Avatar
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 325
Assuming you are on shore power; I would check the breaker for the hear pump and maybe ever reset it.

With the control in the off position, set the thermostat to a few degrees higher than coach temp. Set control to electric heat, lower the setting below coach temp.

If this doesn't work, I would try the air conditioning to ensure the compressor and pump will function.
2016 Ram 3500HD CTD 4x4 SRW CCSB
2017 Cedar Creek Hathaway Edition 34RL2 - Andersen Ultimate 2 5th Wheel Hitch
FloraBama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2005, 06:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 185
Some times it takes maybe 2 minutes to rest and start heating
2002 Dutch Star 3587 DP

Pushed by a KITTY KAT
wallynm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 04:31 AM   #5
Senior Member
tmitchell's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Punta Gorda, Fl.
Posts: 578
I have never timed how long it takes my air or heat pumps to start, but it seems like a lot longer then 2 minutes. More then once I figured some thing was wrong because they took so long to start. Next time I will time them.
Tom, Pat and Buster (the Boston terrier)

2004 DSDP 3807, 370HP Spartan
tmitchell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 05:07 AM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
Cruzer's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 4,965
If you could modify your signature section to include your RV information it may help others to better understand what you have. Also, add your geographical location.

I don't know what location you are in right now but heat pumps do have a thermal cutoff switch that prevents them from operating at cold temperatures. This can vary somewhat but generally 30-35 degrees is it. Depending upon whether or not your cutoff switch controls the entire system or just the compressor - this may be a possibility.
Mark & Leann Quasius
2016 Cornerstone 45A
2007 Allegro Bus 42QRP (Sold)
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - Rubicon
Cruzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 11:26 AM   #7
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 91
Iam in Fla. as I speak. Have had problems with the heat pump starting. Have lowered the temp in the coach, by 3 deg. Have tried the AC portion, and that works fine, fan blows cold air, shuts off when low temp is reached. Gas portion of thermastat works fine too. Reset the AC breaker, so I know its getting proper voltage. Will check the main panel on the side of the coach, near the AC unit itself. I have a 2002 horizon. Thanks to those that have responded already.
richierich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 03:23 PM   #8
Community Moderator
RV Wizard's Avatar

Country Coach Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Chattanooga, Tn.
Posts: 12,062
What was the outside temp. when you were trying the heat pump? You have an outside t'stat that will cut hot the operation of heat mode if that t'stat is frozen. There are time delay circuits designed into the control board but this could also be your problem. Are you able to troubleshoot electrical circuits? If so and you do not have a schematic send me a model & maybe a product # & I can find one for you.

Mike, RVIA & RVSA Certified Master RV Technician
Amy, Dr. Assistant - Roxie & Mei Ling, four legs each
2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 450 hp & 1330# torque
06 Saturn Vue, 06 Chevy Z71 4x4 & 2014 Corvette Z51 M7
RV Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat pump heat down to what temp? Bruce and Jenna RV Systems & Appliances 2 11-28-2008 03:39 AM
Heat Pump Heat RotorWing Newmar Owner's Forum 6 04-12-2008 04:58 PM
Heat: Gas & Heat Pump together? SCVJeff Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 05-23-2007 06:11 PM
Heat Pump - No Heat - 2002 Journey PULLEY MH-General Discussions & Problems 5 09-12-2006 04:07 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.