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rvguy02 01-03-2014 08:02 AM

Aqua Hot on Aspire and Heating the coach
 
I think with all this cold weather my brain has frozen! Can someone remind me if on the Aspire (ours is a 2012 model) if the furnace setting on the thermostat controls the Aqua Hot unit or if I also have to flip the burner switches located in the bathroom? I know the little white thermostat controls floor heating... My wife shut off the gas burner switch last night and we awoke to a very cold coach. I flipped it on about 10 minutes ago and now the coach is warming up.

Thanks.

Signed,

Shivering in Northern Florida and about to head further north - yikes!

onourway2013 01-03-2014 08:06 AM

We have 2014, so not sure it is the same but, with ours you need the gas on. It is zone 2 on ours. Hope this helps. Keep warm. Karen

hogdriver 01-03-2014 08:07 AM

On my 2013 Aspire you must have any zone on heat (furnace?) , set Thermo where you want, and have Electric Heater or Burner /probably both to heat the Aqua Hot. Zone 2 must be on a heat source and the white thermostat on for floor heat.

rvguy02 01-03-2014 08:15 AM

Thanks. So in other words just setting the zones on the main climate control to furnace is not enough. I have to turn on the burner via the switch that (in our 2012 Aspire) has a double switch that says under one "Electric" and under the other "Burner"?

Thanks again.

Stuart

CaptainT 01-03-2014 08:39 AM

On the Aqua Hot panel we have both electric and burner flipped on - nice and toasty. The dealer told us we should use one or the other but in the manual I read you can use both. Can anyone tell me if Zone two is only the floor or is it both the floor and the coach?

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Todd & Ilene
2014 Entegra Anthem 42RBQ

DSL417 01-03-2014 08:52 AM

Zone 2 is floor only...at least for 2013 forward.

rvguy02 01-03-2014 08:59 AM

Thanks. Here's another question/situation that's getting me concerned... On Saturday I'm heading to Nashville for a trade show on Monday-Wednesday. Daytime highs in Nashville will be 10-15F on Monday and lows around 5F. OUCH! How feasible is this weather for using the coach? Technically I know the coach can handle it but:

1) I'll have no access to water replenishment for 3 days with such extreme temperatures.

2) Since I'm running a propane Aqua Hot I'll be going through gas like crazy!

Have any of you dealt with this kind situation before? Is it worth fighting the elements AND trying to work a tradeshow during the day or should I just "throw in the towel", safely store the coach for 3 days, and get a hotel room?

Thanks for any opinions on this!

MRUSA14 01-03-2014 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSL417 (Post 1868059)
Zone 2 is floor only...at least for 2013 forward.

Except that in electric heat (heat pump) mode, zone two controls the center heat pump on those so equipped.

pacwest 01-03-2014 09:06 AM

Todd & Ilene,

I see this is your first post so welcome to the Entegra forum on iRV2. Best place for answers to your questions and a great bunch of folks too.

I just sent you a PM.

Selah 01-03-2014 09:32 AM

Not an Aspire but it sounds like we have a similar setup. We've only been in temp down to mid to upper 20s but between the electric heated floors (set at 80), the fireplace, and the AquaHot set on electric only it will keep the coach at 72-73 degrees easily. We usually keep the bedroom a few degrees cooler. The only time we need to use the diesel burner is for taking showers. The electric is sufficient for normal use like the dish washer, cleaning, hand washing, etc.
One correction, we did have to use the diesel burner once with the AquaHot when the temp got down to lower 20s with some pretty brisk winds.

Kuppajoe 01-03-2014 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rvguy02 (Post 1868073)
Thanks. Here's another question/situation that's getting me concerned... On Saturday I'm heading to Nashville for a trade show on Monday-Wednesday. Daytime highs in Nashville will be 10-15F on Monday and lows around 5F. OUCH! How feasible is this weather for using the coach? Technically I know the coach can handle it but:

1) I'll have no access to water replenishment for 3 days with such extreme temperatures.

2) Since I'm running a propane Aqua Hot I'll be going through gas like crazy!

Have any of you dealt with this kind situation before? Is it worth fighting the elements AND trying to work a tradeshow during the day or should I just "throw in the towel", safely store the coach for 3 days, and get a hotel room?

Thanks for any opinions on this!

Personally in that situation, you'll have enough on your mind. Stay in a hotel.

CaptainT 01-04-2014 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MRUSA14 (Post 1868082)
Except that in electric heat (heat pump) mode, zone two controls the center heat pump on those so equipped.

Marc, what do you mean "Except that in electric heat (heat pump) mode"?

wmpbauer 01-04-2014 04:57 PM

Can anyone tell me about the AH fluid for a 2013 Aspire?

Pink or green?

DSL417 01-04-2014 06:15 PM

When I ask Jacob last week, he said makes no difference and you can mix the two. He did say that if you get a concentrate, to absolutely mix it to 50% with water as they do when they condition the coach.


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