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Old 01-19-2020, 08:54 PM   #1
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Aqua hot floor heat

Been snowboarding in Florida panhandle and as most of you know, it can still get a little cold and some freezing nights
So, first yr in this 19í cornerstone with aqua hot floor heat,
Came from Electric in our previous Allegra bus,
And My bare feet are not happy
Very spotty heat spots, one foot warm, other cold all over the coach floor
Is this a common issue or may there be a problem?
Run it with deisel burner to get it all warmed up and switch yo electric to maintain when not too cold outside. Doesnít seem to make much difference though
Floor does heat but nothing like electric??
Issue? Or just the distance between water lines?
Basement is also heated and kept at about 60
Not a fan of this type floor heat
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Dang spell Ck!!
No not snowboarding yet but if doesn’t get warmer, May��
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Aqua hot floor heat

The way Entegra lays the floor heat lines guarantees that there will be cold (and hot) spots along the floor. Nothing you can do about it except to lay down some rugs. Also, donít put something heat sensitive (like butter) on the far right side of the kitchen counter. That will melt for sure.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:46 PM   #4
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How long has the floor heat been on? It takes about 24 hours using diesel on my coach to get even heat in the floor.
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It will never be all over completely even floor heat like you were used to. The problem is the hot water lines run though out the floor where they can, keep in mind there are several slide mechanisms that are in the way, the water lines just canít be there, thus creating ďcold spotsĒ. Itís definitely a give and take. This way is more efficient, especially if you are dry camping. But if you spend most of your time plugged in at an RV park, the electric floor is definitely preferable.

Iíve ran mine for over a week at a time and there will always be cold spots.
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We are also snowboarding in the Florida panhandle, Perdido Key, the powder is great. It'll be a bit chilly this week, lows in the 30s. The Entegra floor heat is way over rated. Like others have said it's hit and miss. Watched them install it in the factory they did nothing to make sure the tubing was in contact with the floor. On top of that others have had kinks in the tubing and garbage plugging it up. Buy some slippers.
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Been snowboarding in Florida panhandle and as most of you know, it can still get a little cold and some freezing nights
So, first yr in this 19í cornerstone with aqua hot floor heat,
Came from Electric in our previous Allegra bus,
And My bare feet are not happy
Very spotty heat spots, one foot warm, other cold all over the coach floor
Is this a common issue or may there be a problem?
Run it with deisel burner to get it all warmed up and switch yo electric to maintain when not too cold outside. Doesnít seem to make much difference though
Floor does heat but nothing like electric??
Issue? Or just the distance between water lines?
Basement is also heated and kept at about 60
Not a fan of this type floor heat
Opinions?
Good points others have made. I will add that the floor heat will not be able to keep up if just using the electric element of the Aquahot, you need to run the diesel burner for half way effective floor heat.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:45 PM   #8
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Aqua hot floor heat

The aqua hot is not very good for mild weather, better to not use it. It is much more capable of heating than electric in cold climates. Electric is awesome when you want to knock the chill off but not so awesome in the snow belt! JMHO since I never go near the snow belt!
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Old 01-21-2020, 11:32 AM   #9
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Aqua floor heat

We have a 15 Aspire which has propane heat. Not sure if the floor heat will work on Elec?? I know it does on gas & can find the cold spots. Glad my house floor isnít like the coach. Kind like to use the elec floor heat when we are in a park.
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Old 01-21-2020, 12:14 PM   #10
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Like the OP in that I came from a '15 Allegro Bus with electric floor heat, I will say that both have their pluses and minuses. Yes, the electric floor heat in the Tiffin (Allegro Bus) was great in that it was fast, and could be run at no cost when plugged into unmetered electric. However, the Tiffin's electric floor heat grid must be used with caution. Anything on the floor that would hamper the release of the heat from the tile (like some mats and rugs) could subject the electric element to overheating and possible damage. Again, I really enjoyed our Tiffin's electric floor heat, but I didn't even allow the thought to come to my mind of running the heat with the slides in for the aforementioned damage reason. I drive the Anthem with the floor heat on when we are in colder weather.
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Currently sitting at mother ship for AIR and end of warranty items. Floor heat has been on since Saturday night. It is definitely spotty but still nice (Currently 22) I will say the Cornerstone has passed the cold weather test. A couple of times we cranked the floor heat up and between it and the Aqua hot registers it literally ran us out.

I almost removed my slinky but am so glad I did not as my drain line for the macerator froze on the way up and I had resort to the gravity dump. Was on the verge of panic until I remembered where I hid the "unused" slinky.

One more note - Traveling in temps reaching low teens extremely comfortable and much warmer than my previous 2008 Allegro Bus. The bus served me well but the cockpit was chilly in frigid weather and hot in high temps. Conerstone does a much better job at both extremes.

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Currently sitting at mother ship for AIR and end of warranty items. Floor heat has been on since Saturday night. It is definitely spotty but still nice (Currently 22) I will say the Cornerstone has passed the cold weather test. A couple of times we cranked the floor heat up and between it and the Aqua hot registers it literally ran us out.

I almost removed my slinky but am so glad I did not as my drain line for the macerator froze on the way up and I had resort to the gravity dump. Was on the verge of panic until I remembered where I hid the "unused" slinky.

One more note - Traveling in temps reaching low teens extremely comfortable and much warmer than my previous 2008 Allegro Bus. The bus served me well but the cockpit was chilly in frigid weather and hot in high temps. Conerstone does a much better job at both extremes.

Blessed travels,
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Good report. I think many of our winter visitors are going to appreciate that this morning. 34* when I got up this morning. Those up in the panhandle should have good snowboarding today, below freezing up there. I hope all the aqua hots are working well.
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We too had an Allegro bus with electric floor heat. Every time I wanted to use it on cold nights, we had to make sure everything was off the floor. Some things, like a ottoman or the like, could not be taken off the floor. Man, did it get hot under those items.
And we still did have cold spots.


Now, with the AquaHot, we have "warmed" floors with only two cold spots. One, at the foot of the bed, and of course, the engine cover in the bathroom.


I think I prefer the AquaHot.


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I was recently at an AIM Rally in Louisiana and we had great session with Entegra's Pat Carroll on ways to improve the product they are producing. One of the topics was this very one. Electric floor heat in the Tiffin and Newmar's are definitely more efficient. I suspect in the long run, the electric floor mat would be easier to repair and maintain when compared to the Aqua hot floor system.


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