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Old 11-29-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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On my 06 dolphin 5355, when I switch the thermostat to "electric heat", (plugged into 50a) should the basement AC come on and heat thru the roof vents? Or is the only heat source the gas heater? I bought this coach used and have no manual.
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On my 06 dolphin 5355, when I switch the thermostat to "electric heat", should the basement AC come on and heat thru the roof vents? Or is the only heat source the gas heater? I bought this coach used and have no manual.
Yes, the head pump will use the same roof vents used by A/C. Keep in mind that if the thermostate setting exceeds approximately a 4 degrees separation between the actual and desired temps, the gas furnace will kick in.

You might join the NationalRV : National_RV forum. The site has several helpfull documents.

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Yes, the head pump will use the same roof vents used by A/C. Keep in mind that if the thermostate setting exceeds approximately a 4 degrees separation between the actual and desired temps, the gas furnace will kick in.

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Also another note, most will automatically turn on the gas heat when the outside temp is below about 45 degrees.

Heat pumps don't work very good when the outside temp is that low.
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Also another note, most will automatically turn on the gas heat when the outside temp is below about 45 degrees.

Heat pumps don't work very good when the outside temp is that low.
That explains my experience then. Thanks
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On my 06 dolphin 5355, when I switch the thermostat to "electric heat", (plugged into 50a) should the basement AC come on and heat thru the roof vents? Or is the only heat source the gas heater? I bought this coach used and have no manual.
You can download a 2005 Dolphin manual here:

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