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Old 04-05-2019, 06:23 AM   #1
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Arrow HVAC Definitions / info needed

First time poster here.
I will be picking up a new (to us) 2017 Thor Vegas 25.5 next week.
In the options list it says ::
15.0 BTU A/C IPO 13.5 BTU

So what do I have here for A/C? Is this a heat pump too? I canít find a definition for IPO so have no idea what that is.

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Old 04-05-2019, 10:57 AM   #2
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Well - DUH!!!!!

Sometimes you just have to let your sub-conscious chew on a question, then wake up in the middle of the night with the solution......

How about this?

15.0 BTU A/C ďIn Place OfĒ 13.5 BTU?????

I still donít know if it is a heat pump though...
But since itís only 0245, I have a couple more hours to let the brain chew before the coffee pot kicks on...
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Old 04-05-2019, 01:48 PM   #3
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"let the brain chew"...at 0245 that's positive thinking!!!


To the original post...that means they upgraded the A/C from a 13.5 BTU to a 15 BTU when the coach was ordered.
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Old 04-05-2019, 02:06 PM   #4
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Not what you asked, but if you do a forum search, youíll find various opinions on value of heat pumps. Unless you are paying for electricity yourself, where heat pumps can save a little, they donít necessarily add a lot of value to some owners.
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Old 04-05-2019, 02:22 PM   #5
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^^^AGREE^^^ "Heat Pump" is just a term to make you feel warm an fuzzy. Kinda like the term, "All Natural".
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Old 04-05-2019, 02:34 PM   #6
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Good morning again!
Thanks for the notes on my thread here.
Yep, I got that the AC was upgraded. Heat Pump on my front 15k AC in my Cedar Creek Cottage works well above 46įF and works so-so down to 42įF, but below that it spends more time grinding through its coil heating cycles to deice than it does actually producing any appreciable heat. Itís at that point that I switch over to Propane. It is nice to have the option though as our desert temps at night are often in the 40s or below.
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:56 AM   #7
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No doubt heat pumps are much more energy efficient in mild (cool) temperatures, but cost efficiency to RV owner can vary significantly.

If at campgrounds where electricity is included, then running a simpler electric heater or multiple small units is no more expensive. And if running generator solely to power the heat pump, then using propane is probably cheaper, and likely safer at night.

Full timers who pay for their own electricity, or those connecting at home to keep unit warm, may benefit the most from heat pumps. I would not use one enough to make it worth the cost or added complexity.
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my guess....IPO = In Place Of
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