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Frank&Renae

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Our first RV did not have either the heat pump option or the electric heat strip. Boy did we use a lot of propane that winter. Our current RV has the heat pump option. We use the heat pump during the day and at night if the temps are going to be above 40. If the temps are going to be below 40 we use the furnace.

Also having a electric/propane water heater is also a 'must' for us.


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Hi Bob,

How did you do that? I.e. was this a home retro fit?

Bob Lehenbauer wrote:

1000 BUCKS FOR A HEAT PUMP OPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just added this option to both my air units for $150 each., basically wanted duplicate units in case we had any problems. Have tested both and they work fine so far.



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Bob Lehenbauer wrote:

1000 BUCKS FOR A HEAT PUMP OPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just added this option to both my air units for $150 each., basically wanted duplicate units in case we had any problems. Have tested both and they work fine so far.


Well I didn't feel like I was hammered too badly. The heat pump had
a solar panel built in as well. This was specing out a new trailer.
The price of the entire trailer with options was then discounted 35%.
If you got heat pumps for $150 over standard a/c you paid elsewhere
and didn't realize it.

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The electric/propane water heater is a definate necessity but I would rather have an electric fireplace instead of the heat pump. Gives you heat and a little entertainment to boot. My fireplace has two switches, one for the light show and another for the heat so I hooked it up to a thermostat to cycle the heat but allow the simulated flames to continue. Amazing what entertains some people.


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pianotuna wrote:

Hi Bob,

How did you do that? I.e. was this a home retro fit?

Bob Lehenbauer wrote:

1000 BUCKS FOR A HEAT PUMP OPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just added this option to both my air units for $150 each., basically wanted duplicate units in case we had any problems. Have tested both and they work fine so far.


I ask about adding after we had negotiated deal on new unit, the price was additional $150 per unit.

In regards to paying extra somewhere else in unit price, you could say that on any unit. I got more than 35% on basic unit price and all options were discounted to dealer cost, which was a lot better than 35%.

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