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Old 06-24-2021, 10:03 AM   #1
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Hi - Just did a tour of the Entegra plant in preparation for buying a new Anthem. With the lack of new coaches at dealers it was a good way to see the 2022 models. I liked what I saw with one exception and I'm trying to figure out if it is a deal breaker or if I am overreacting.


The heated floor has only one zone. Our past coaches had electric floor heat with 3 zones so that different parts of the floor could be heated differing amounts. (Rear bath on high, living area on medium and bedroom set low so as to not have the ambient temperature too high for sleeping).



What's your experience with the single zone floor heat? Is it an issue or am I overthinking this?



We tend not to go to really cold climates but might be a few days in sub-freezing and certainly lots of cool nights.


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Old 06-24-2021, 10:25 AM   #2
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The single zone has never been an issue with me. We follow the fall colors home at the end of the travel season with cool nights and some freezing morning. The floor heat has always kept the floor warm, but not to hot for sleeping. We use the 3 zones of the Aqua Hot to heat each area of the coach and the floor heat to have the floor a comfortable temperature for bare feet.
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Old 06-24-2021, 10:26 AM   #3
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I have had both and the multiple zone is definitely much better. Also the electric grid zone heat is much quicker, uniform and nicer than the hot water floor that heats very uneven. All JMHO
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I wouldn’t make it a deal breaker. I like our Anthem heated floors, there are trade offs of course. With the aqua hot floor heat you aren’t dependent on electricity.
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Hi - Just did a tour of the Entegra plant in preparation for buying a new Anthem. With the lack of new coaches at dealers it was a good way to see the 2022 models. I liked what I saw with one exception and I'm trying to figure out if it is a deal breaker or if I am overreacting.


The heated floor has only one zone. Our past coaches had electric floor heat with 3 zones so that different parts of the floor could be heated differing amounts. (Rear bath on high, living area on medium and bedroom set low so as to not have the ambient temperature too high for sleeping).



What's your experience with the single zone floor heat? Is it an issue or am I overthinking this?



We tend not to go to really cold climates but might be a few days in sub-freezing and certainly lots of cool nights.


TIA


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We had electric Heated tile floors in our 2016 Tiffin Allegro Bus and then traded in 2017 for our current 2018 Entegra Anthem.

We miss our electric Heated tile floors in the bus but that has been the “only” thing we have missed and not a small price to pay for all the increased quality work/insulation we now have with our Anthem. We have loved our Entegra Anthem as has been shown by us still having it and not trading.

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I hate the heated floors in the entegras. Using hot water is ridiculous. It takes a few days to get warm and the same for an adjustment. Electric floors are 6 hours and much more uniform.

You would think entegra would wonder why they are the only ones using hoy water.
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If you noticed how they ran the tubing you would've noticed that the tubing in not uniformly in contact with the flooring leaving warm and cold spots. It ends up being more salesmanship than function. And when your Aqua-hot is malfunctioning which is about 50% of the time the floor heat is totally worthless. Good Luck.
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Hi - Thanks for the input. We decided that while not ideal the floor heat system is doable for us. Now to see if we can find a 44B and a dealer who wants to deal. Not an easy trick in a seller market. Thanks again for the thoughts.


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Hi - Thanks for the input. We decided that while not ideal the floor heat system is doable for us. Now to see if we can find a 44B and a dealer who wants to deal. Not an easy trick in a seller market. Thanks again for the thoughts.


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When the need for floor heat arises, we are normally moving south and not a big deal. Other that hang around in cold it might be.
For the best price I would give Angie at NIRVC a call 214-392-1100. I sent her one this week and she clobbered his other 2 dealers prices he had received, both of those from the big dealers here in FL.
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I live in the mid-west and for 4 years the coach sat out in the snow before we built our garage. When we were preparing for a trip in the winter, I'd just turn on the floor heat 24 hours in advance. I think it works well. With the Anthem, the engine loop heats the floors while traveling. It doesn't work like that in my classic Aspire.
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We have run it for 8 years on our classic Anthem. Since we love to boondock it works amazing and does not rely on electricity to heat the floor. For us we would only go this way so we can boondock and have heated floors at the same time
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There's pros and cons to both hydronic and electric floor heat. You give up some benefits of one version but gain some in the other. I wouldn't let the choice of which floor heat a unit has determine my choice of coaches. I would just pick the coach and floorplan that you like and accept whatever floor heat method it has. It's such a small consideration compared to everything else.
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Hi - Thanks for the input. We decided that while not ideal the floor heat system is doable for us. Now to see if we can find a 44B and a dealer who wants to deal. Not an easy trick in a seller market. Thanks again for the thoughts.


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Hope it works out for you. We love our 44B and even though we don’t like the AquaHot floor heat it was a very small sacrifice for all we got with an Entegra Anthem. 44B is great for Full Time …. Room to cook / great pantry/ large living area.

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