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Old 01-02-2020, 10:45 AM   #1
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HEAT 2008 Monaco Camelot

It's a new season for us in the MH... WINTER. We took our 2008 Monaco Camelot 42 PDQ with Aquahot out for the new year. I'm sure for many of you it wasn't cold, but by Arkansas standards it was. Highs in 40's and lows in the mid 20's.

I know I could buy some space heaters, but I want to heat it as intended by Monaco.

Our MH did not have adequate heat for my family. I woke up at 1 am and it was 50 degrees inside the MH. I don't really care, but my kids are 3 and 1 and they always kick off the covers. The heat pumps quit working. According to the owners manual they will not operate, or even try to run, below 30 degrees. It automatically kicks it over to "furnace" which my bus doesn't have so it runs the aqua hot for the 3 zones on diesel. Those small heat exchangers and weak fans do not put out much heat. The air is hot, but very little flow from the fans.

Is the aquahot on diesel and those small heat exchangers the intended method for heating the MH?
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Is the aquahot on diesel and those small heat exchangers the intended method for heating the MH?
Yes!

And your right, the fans don't blow very hard, but if operating properly, should have had no issue keeping your coach warm at that temperature.
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After reading your post again, did you leave the thermostat in 'Heat Pump' mode, in all 3 zones?
I've tested mine, and it doesn't switch to 'Furnace' mode on it's own.

Is it possible your heat pumps ran as long as they could till the outside temperature got too low for them, then you just went without heat the rest of the night?
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We have stayed many times in our Diplomat in absolutely freezing weather in both Breckenridge and Park City (love the skiing in both places btw).


The build-in options by Monaco will not do the trick once it get just a little bit cold, and there are only two options that will work (imho).


1) Propane heating using the furnace (if your propane furnace will work at altitude which many won't), or

2) Space heaters (if you got the AMPS required).


I hope you find a way to stay warm
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They have an Aqua Hot system Henrik.

No propane furnace(s).
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They have an Aqua Hot system Henrik.

No propane furnace(s).
Ups !!!

That just leaves the space heater

Sorry
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Like Ben said, have to put it on furnace...and it should keep you warm easily.
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Ups !!!

That just leaves the space heater

Sorry
The Aqua Hot system is his furnace and water heating system combined.

Burns diesel fuel.
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Like Ben said, have to put it on furnace...and it should keep you warm easily.
One other thing.... Your coach has 'Furnace' (AH) modes on zone1 and zone3. Zone2 on your thermostat only controls the mid heat pump. This zone has to be switched to the 'off' mode, for either of your furnace zones to put out heat.
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