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Old 05-29-2020, 08:12 AM   #1
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Heat Pump Question

Hypothetically, if you had a 38í-ish fifth wheel with three A/Cís and wanted to add 2 heat pumps, which units would you add it to. Ducting is tied together throughout, bedroom up front.

Got my own ideas, but wanted some input from the experts; preferably from those with experience with RV heat pumps.
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Living area and sleeping area unless you have an electric fire place. If you do then the two units furthest from that fireplace.
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How often would you need extra heat in the bedroom?

Just asking,because, DW and I like a cool area to sleep and pull up an extra blanket if it gets too cold.
If the bedroom is in the nose heat will rise from the living area anyway.
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Cooler bedroom

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How often would you need extra heat in the bedroom?

Just asking,because, DW and I like a cool area to sleep and pull up an extra blanket if it gets too cold.
If the bedroom is in the nose heat will rise from the living area anyway.

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Good advice. Don't need extra heat in the bedroom.
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Reverse cycle

I didn't think it was possible to add a reverse cycle to a AC unit without replacing it. Strip heaters were possible.
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Its rare we use our bedroom heat pump. If we need heat in the bedroom, we open the door. Its amazing the heat that will go up there.
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The raised bedroom will be fine without. I would put the 2 units in the open area as a heat pump and one thermostat if possible. Our Redwood has one AC/heat pump and (2 total) 15k units. the rear kitchen / LR is the heat pump , it never gets cool in the raised bedroom over the pin box. Keep in mind they don't work below 38*f and the themostat must be no more then 8* warmer then the current temp shown on the screen or the propane heat will be running. So don't start your heat pump set to 70* in a 45* camper.Set it to 52* and let it warm up and keep pushing the temps warmer every 20 mins.
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Thanks for all the replies. Need to take a closer look at cheap heat.
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I had 2 heat pumps. We would fun the one opposite to where we were. If we were sleeping we would run the one in the living area. If we were watching TV in the living area we would run the one in the bedroom.

That worked really well - so I would put one in the bedroom and one in the living area.
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