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Since we normally camp in national forest campgrounds without electricity, we haven't had much of a chance to try out the heat strip on the air conditioner.

 

While we were in Alaska, the Yukon and northern BC we had both electric and cold overnight weather on occasion.  We don't normally have the heat on at night, but in the morning, when turning on the heat strip we noticed the furnace would go on and heat would come out both the vents and the AC unit.  Is this normal, or is this another wiring issue we're experiencing?

 

 


Ed and Marsha


Legacy Elite II, Hull #85


Ford F150 Lariat

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You be normal.  If the interior temp is more than 5 degrees lower than the temp that you called for, the furnace will come on until it gets the temp within that 5 degrees.  Then the heat strip will take over and the furnace should shut off.  This is because the heat strip is not powerful enough by itself to raise the temp quickly enough.  Hope this helps!

 

Bill


2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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Ed:

 

What air conditioner manufacture and model is installed in your Oliver?


Horace & Dianne

Chesapeake, Virginia

2016 Toyota Tundra Crewmax 4x4 Limited

2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull # 93

 

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Thanks, Bill.  Thought it might be something like that.

 

Horace - I'll have to get back to you on what model AC we have.


Ed and Marsha


Legacy Elite II, Hull #85


Ford F150 Lariat

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