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Old 06-13-2016, 03:53 PM   #43
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The progressive will shut down with low voltage so having the Hughes after it won't do any good if its getting no voltage. The Hughes also has its own surge protector so it will kick off before it is damaged by a over volt. The Hughes has lights on it to show if it is boosting and I have the 50 amp one it has lights for each leg. In one park one leg good the other low. Only going to get worse

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Old 06-13-2016, 04:48 PM   #44
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Supposedly the Progressive doesn't shut down until 102v in normal mode, and 95v in bypass mode. I wonder if it would be wise to run the Hughes off any lower than those voltages anyway, since you would only be boosting to 112v and 104v respectively.

Another point is, if the Hughes has surge protection (although at a lower limit than the progressive), is the progressive really even needed if you have a Hughes?

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Old 06-13-2016, 05:16 PM   #45
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Probably not but I had the progressive first and I like the fact that I can see how much voltage I have and how much I am using
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:24 PM   #46
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Wonder if they still install heat pumps on the roof? Or just air conditioning now with this new heating system?
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:50 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by Zybane View Post
Hah, what are us 2016 and earlier guys going to be yearning for now?

EDIT: oh ya I see the radiant heat, posted about that a few months ago.

Few other adjustments I can spot:

The main control area by the front door is all in a single panel. Not sure if that is a good move, as those tiny buttons are harder to manipulate. ie: with a regular dimmer switch it may take 1 second to adjust, on that it may take 5.

Light controls on one side of the sofa.

Kitchen counter top has a backsplash gap to let radiant heat rise.

Interested to know how the radiant heat, heats the tanks if at all or do they have simple heat pads (may not be as good for cold weather as the LP furnace).

The dinette seatbacks are now removable and provide the over table bedding.

The tank monitoring system seems to be much upgraded, although the radiant heat control panel isn't integrated and has it's own control panel next to it.

I do see the dinette table lowering/raising is easier to access on the new control panel, it does have electric heating pads for the water tanks.

Combination control panel under the overhead cabinet above the bed.

Tower warmer in bathroom.

External solar plug by battery box.

Mounted factory solar longitudinal with the trailer and not lateral.

TV antenna is different.

Hot air exhaust for the LP radiant heat air handler that is located under the front dinette seat. Air exhaust is just outside at that seat position, just forward of the exterior shower compartment.

Thats the changes from what I can see in the photo's.

It will be interesting to see how well the radiant heater works and the usability of the centralized control interface system is. I plan to mimick a lot of the radiant heat idea, but with cheaper electric strips.


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