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Old 10-27-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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I'm in the process of possibly purchasing a Dutch Aire Bath and a half. Besides the three heat pumps on the air conditioners it also comes with propane floor heat. I understand this is a faily new system. My question is should i get the optional diesel burn furnases installed
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I'm in the process of possibly purchasing a Dutch Aire Bath and a half. Besides the three heat pumps on the air conditioners it also comes with propane floor heat. I understand this is a faily new system. My question is should i get the optional diesel burn furnases installed
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:25 AM   #3
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It is not floor heat. It works using a number of heat exchangers throughout the coach divided into 3 zones. These are fed heated glycol that is heated by a boiler and also engine heat. The boiler is available in propane or diesel. Without question, go for the diesel fired boiler. Here is an article I wrote that may help you better understand the Oasis system.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:12 AM   #4
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Hi MrB,
Welcome to iRV2. I'd give the propane system consideration. It is very efficient. The best thing about it is the annual maintenance is zero. There is no maintenance. It is new to Newmar so there may not be much experience, over time. For me, I will not use the furnace much. So it comes down to your comfort level of how much will you use the furnace (when it is too cold for the heat pumps). For me, if the new propane system came standard, I'd take it.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:42 PM   #5
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MrB I also am considering ordering a new Dutch Aire, with a bath and 1/2 Model 4331 w full slide. Last Feb. I came with-in a phone call away from ordering the 4317 Dutch Aire. But, fuel went crazy and to be honest I chickened out. I also had the same question as you had about paying an extra $1,200.00 to up grade to the diesel. I am a warm weather person, and if it gety any colder than 40 I will be home or in Fl. MrB which floor plan are you considering? I do not want to hi-jack your thread but do you know if the full slide has had any problems? And does Newmar use electric or hydrolic motors on thier slides? Thanks.....VACMAN
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I saw the Dutch Aire, with the full wall slide and 1 1/2 baths in late Sept. Howard RV in Wilmington, NC had the coach. For me, the main negative was getting to the utility bay with the slide out. If you have a good back and knees, it will not be a problem. Other than that, it was a great coach.
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Newmar uses electric slide motors, not hydraulic.

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