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Old 10-25-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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PrecisionTemp Conversion

Just got a quote from NewMar on replacing PrecisionTemp JR with an Oasis diesel unit. Hold on to you seat how about $18,000.00 dollars to replace a unit that was probably not right for the 2011 Dutch Star 42 foot unit in the first place. I have filled the propane tank four times since I bought unit in May of this year; We used 23.4 gallons of propane in three weeks while in eastern Kentucky. Temps were in the low 40s most nights and warmed up to low 70s during day. Not a happy camper over this issue!
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A diesel system might have been a better choice even if it cost more then propane unit when you purchased you Dutch Star. Was a diesel unit avaliable when you purchased your Dutch Star? Alot of info. out about how much more BTU in diesel then propane.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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A diesel system might have been a better choice even if it cost more then propane unit when you purchased you Dutch Star. Was a diesel unit avaliable when you purchased your Dutch Star? Alot of info. out about how much more BTU in diesel then propane.
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I bought the 2011 DS from a dealer in Arkansas so I did not have a choice on heating system. I had an Oasis unit in my 2008 DS that I traded. I figured that NewMar would not put junk system in a coach; there is no comparison between the two heating systems Oasis is by far the better unit.
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What issues did you have with the Precision Temp?

We have one and have only had a couple of minor issues with great support from the company. We do not use a lot of propane with it either. We use the heat pump units when we have shore power and the temps are high enough. Then the hydronic unit when it gets colder. Also, we find that the electric element is sufficient for hot water when on shore power.

A diesel system might be better but for $18,000?!!? No thanks.

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i would have said that a year and a half ogo but now i would not have another unit. I have done some mods myself and now it works great. I no what you mean about propane. When i first got it i could put 20 gallons in in 2 weeks when it is cold up in canada where we do a lot of dry camping for months at a time. now i go 2 months. Much quieter and no smell. Love it
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Also just so you no 2 years ago i was going to do the conversion, not through newmar but it was 8000.00
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Don,
The main problems with this heating system are: has only one heating loop so heated Rhogaurd is circulated thru the entire coach when in winter mode even when no heat is needed. Unit has only one electric element and will not run furnace without gas being on. Uses way too much propane as I stated in first post I used 23.4 gallons in a little over three weeks. I am comparing this heating system with the Oasis unit I had in previous Dutch Star which had none of the above problems. I do agree that customer service from PrecisionTemp is very good; Gary has helped me with the three repairs that have been made. He did state that when I asked him if he thought the Junior model was undersized for a 43 foot Dutch Star he said yes.
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i would have said that a year and a half ogo but now i would not have another unit. I have done some mods myself and now it works great. I no what you mean about propane. When i first got it i could put 20 gallons in in 2 weeks when it is cold up in canada where we do a lot of dry camping for months at a time. now i go 2 months. Much quieter and no smell. Love it
Would really be interested in what mods you made to the unit?
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This was posted a few days ago.....CheapHeat
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