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Old 11-21-2018, 02:42 PM   #1
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Question DOMETIC on 110v no heat. Ideas?

Hi all

Last night we had 110v

In our newish 21’

Not sure if we ever used heat on 110 from DOMETIC HVAC

so it just blew air when thermostat set to 75.

I know it does do cold on demand.

Eventually had to disconnect 110v at pole (switch on power pole) to get Eacape to switch to gas for furnace. Worked fine as always.

Thoughts? I am stumped.

Boondocking next nights so cant check Now.

Thanks. 🙂

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Old 11-21-2018, 03:19 PM   #2
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Make sure Thermostat is set to "Auto"
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:23 PM   #3
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Eventually had to disconnect 110v at pole (switch on power pole) to get Eacape to switch to gas for furnace.
I would say instead that you had to disconnect to get the thermostat to use the furnace (which is always and only on gas) rather than the air conditioner (which can only operate on 120 V AC power). It's a thermostat operation issue (getting it to switch to the furnace), not a furnace issue (getting it to use gas).
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Link on YouTube on how to operate the single zone thermostat.






Talks about the fan always running and why.
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Make sure Thermostat is set to "Auto"
Thanks.

However the thermostat only offers low fan, cool, and furnace.

The word AUTO never appears at all

I am confused.

Thx. :-)
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Thanks.

However the thermostat only offers low fan, cool, and furnace.

The word AUTO never appears at all

I am confused.

Thx. :-)

Press Mode and you should see screen go from off to fan. At this screen if not on Auto you should see High or Low. Press arrow button on right and it will toggle between Auto, High and Low.
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My take on the question is... Losangeles can not get the 110 volt heater strip in the over head A/C unit to work which it should do when set at 75.
I am not sure if our A/C units come with a 110 volt heater strip installed. I know with some A/C units this is an option.
Maybe some one can confirm that our units do not have a heater strip installed.
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The OP use to own a Casita . Casitas come with the strip heater in the A/C as standard equipment
He may be assuming that his current trailer is similarly equipped.
We miss not having the built in strip heater and will add one if it is at all humanly possible .
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:43 PM   #9
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I love the heat strip on my Casita SD, down to almost freezing. Although it may not do so much on an Escape 21, I had Melisa put one on my build sheet. Hopefully, it makes enough noise to satisfy my wife, who has to have noise in order to sleep. Go figure.

https://www.amazon.com/Dometic-Brisk.../dp/B00EWX3Y2C
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I love the heat strip on my Casita SD, down to almost freezing. Although it may not do so much on an Escape 21, I had Melisa put one on my build sheet. Hopefully, it makes enough noise to satisfy my wife, who has to have noise in order to sleep. Go figure.

https://www.amazon.com/Dometic-Brisk.../dp/B00EWX3Y2C
We’ve used our heat strip down to 17 below zero F .
It got our trailer warm enough (40 to 50 Deg) to sleep comfortably
I may just buy a new A/C with heat strip and replace my existing A/C
Our local RV dealer thinks he can sell my old A/C so it’s not a total loss


PS : We also find the fan noise kind of relaxing !
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