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Old 09-13-2012, 12:01 AM   #15
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For dry camping we use a down comforter, sometimes a blanket on top of that, and an electric mattress pad that is run by a small, quiet, inverter which is plugged into a 12v outlet in the bedroom.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:32 AM   #16
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yes, the gas furnace return must be in the living space. I agree with Bluepill... when operating the heat pump (cooling or heating) while in bed, try leaving the fan in the "run" position and just let the compressor cycle on demand. Even though it remains VERY noisy, it's more tolerable because it doesn't alternate between silence and loud noise.

Yes, I agree that it's a poor design to have the heat pump under the bedroom.

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I do that with our heat pumps (roof mounted and ducted), set them for high fan and let them run when on shore power although I really use a 1500 watt heater more often.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:53 AM   #17
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Both are noisy, but you'll get used to it and it wont bother you.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:52 AM   #18
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Both are noisy, but you'll get used to it and it wont bother you.
You don't know my wife....she would take on a grizzly bear if it interrupted her sleep!
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #19
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Well, that might be a handy feature when boondocking
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That makes 3 of us. My 37H has the air return for the heat pump right next to the bed, with the blower unit right below it. My gas heat is actually quite quiet., since its return register is in the kitchen.

I have found that settimg the HP fan at the thermostat to "RUN" rather than "AUTO" makes a difference, because the fan doesn't cycle - only the compressors do. It's the switching on and off of the fan that bothers me more.

We also use the Holmes convection heater (no fan) in the living room, set to about 70 degrees. We set the heat pump to 58 degrees, so that it will come on if the bedroom gets much lower than about 55.
Our 2008 blower will not run steady with the heat pump on, only with the AC. I called Coleman and was told it's suppose to be that way. I'm going to have to check a set of prints for your coach and see what is wired different.
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Our blower will not run steady with the heat pump on, only with the AC. I called Coleman and was told it's suppose to be that way. I'm going to have to check a set of prints for your coach and see what is wired different.
My old coach (03 Journey DL) was the same. Blower wouldn't run continuous when heat was selected.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:26 PM   #22
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Both are noisy, but you'll get used to it and it wont bother you.
I agree with Jeff, soon it's something you won't even notice. It's like hearing freight trains in the distance the first night or two and then you find yourself sleeping right on thru the night.

I put my both my gas furnace and heat pump on set-back thermostats so that most nights the heat doesn't come on until the programmed time before we get up in the morning. So unless the temp inside drops to about 60 deg, they won't come on at all.
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I'm just wondering...does the return air for the gas heater have to be indoors?

YES, it does, for best operation.

Now, to the O/P. if you are using the heat pump is there an option to keep the BLOWER running full time? (Constant air circulation)... I know it's noisy when you turn it on but you'd be surprised at how quickly your mind tuns it out and it covers a lot of other noise as well.
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