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Old 01-06-2017, 05:37 PM   #11
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I've turned mine on a few times and I've discovered I have to wait a few seconds (or whatever - never timed it) for it to cycle to the next phase. If I get impatient and press it again, it goes to another cycle that I didn't want. We have the heat strip on our furnace so there's also another cycle it goes through.
I guess you mean after you first have it going. Yes, it takes a while if you then make a change. Maybe a half a minute or more (we do not have any extra heat strip on ours.)
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:51 PM   #12
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Will Escape install the 16,000 btu furnace as an option ?

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Old 01-06-2017, 05:53 PM   #13
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I wouldn't want a larger furnace (than 12,000 BTU/hr input) in a small trailer, because it is likely to cycle on for only very short periods. Short cycles can be both annoying and inefficient, because the purge and cool-down cycles are just as long and become much of the operating time; both purge and cool-down waste heat, make noise, and use electrical power.

On the other hand, perhaps the 5.0TA or even the 21' are now big enough to justify a 16,000 BTU/hr furnace in colder areas. Does anyone with one of these larger models find that the furnace can't keep up, or has to run continuously?
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A heating and AC guy once told me that the perfect sized furnace is one that runs continuously on the coldest day your house is likely to experience.
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:59 PM   #15
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I wouldn't want a larger furnace (than 12,000 BTU/hr input) in a small trailer, because it is likely to cycle on for only very short periods. Short cycles can be both annoying and inefficient, because the purge and cool-down cycles are just as long and become much of the operating time; both purge and cool-down waste heat, make noise, and use electrical power.

On the other hand, perhaps the 5.0TA or even the 21' are now big enough to justify a 16,000 BTU/hr furnace in colder areas. Does anyone with one of these larger models find that the furnace can't keep up, or has to run continuously?
I had my HVAC guy once tell me that the ideally sized furnace would run 24/7 on the coldest day it experiences. This offers the best comfort and cost savings.

No idea on the 5.0TA furnace size. I kinda think it is the same, but.....
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A heating and AC guy once told me that the perfect sized furnace is one that runs continuously on the coldest day your house is likely to experience.
Man, you are fast for an old(er) guy.
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Man, you are fast for an old(er) guy.
It sounds like you two are using the same HVAC guy.
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I had my HVAC guy once tell me that the ideally sized furnace would run 24/7 on the coldest day it experiences. This offers the best comfort and cost savings.
I agree, in the same sense that I agree with Colin Chapman's (alleged) assertion that a race car should fall apart on the victory lap, because otherwise it must have been stronger than necessary and thus too heavy.
A bit of margin is good.

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No idea on the 5.0TA furnace size. I kinda think it is the same, but.....
I assume so - in Reace's announcement of the furnace model change, Escape website Features lists, and descriptions of furnaces in various models, I've never heard of a different size being used.
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We used to say about stock cars and the cars at the Marion County fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, "They run the very best, just before they blow." If that was coming out of turn 4 on the last lap the leader's cushion would shrink pretty fast in coast gear. My driver was Jerry Blundy out of Illinois. I did like Joey Saldana too. In USAC cars, nobody ran harder than Wisconsin's Dick Trickle. And what about the Howard Langton Offenhauser Midgets out of my home town, Cedar Rapids Iowa. Nothing like rubber on black gumbo on an 88 degree July night.
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I heard that they needed some new dirt for the Knoxville track and nothing seemed to be quite right. They had one of the Iowa universities analyze the track composition and it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 1/2 rubber. Nothin' quite like the smell of burned methanol and castor oil in the evening..... if you're old enough that is.

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