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Old 01-13-2019, 01:27 PM   #1
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Alde heating capabilities

So, we have had our '19 30 ' Classic for 10 days now. It has been plugged into the 50 amp service at our home with the Alde heat running the entire time. While we had temps in the 50's it was maintaing interior temp of 66 while the thermostat was set at 68. Last night we had 30 degrees with sleet and freezing rain. When we went out to the AS this morning it was 58 inside with the thermostat set at 66. Is this all the Alde heat is capable of doing?
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:40 PM   #2
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I don't have the Alde system but there is something wrong with yours. Go to the much ado about Alde thread and/or trouble shoot that heating system 'cuz something ain't right there.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:05 PM   #3
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Something is wrong.

I also have a '19 30 Classic and the Alde works flawlessly in keeping it toasty in freezing temps. Check the Alde thread as recommended and worst case have the dealer address it.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:32 PM   #4
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Since it worked fine for the first week or so, I'm wondering if maybe it needs to be bled. I checked the fluid level and is between min and max. I did notice that the fluid in the bottle seems to be bubbling a little. Is this normal?
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Bubbling means it is circulating.

Go to your panel and check to see if you have an accessory called load monitor. Airstream did not set mine up. in the main panel click the "A" and look for it there.

The load monitor will allow you to set how many amps of the shore power to use. It defaults to 20. I set mine for 50 amps as we are hooked to that at this campground.

Under settings make sure you are set for "electric priority". Then go to the main panel and click on the propane flame so it turns green. We run it like this on cold nights. Uses almost no propane but will bring it up to the set temp by using the propane.

If you click on settings (gear) and then arrow up once, you will see the service menu. click service. Service will tell you the temp of the glycol and the temp of the water. The fan is the exhaust fan speed and gives you an indication that the propane is on. Current is not implemented in this panel.

That should give you all the heat you need.
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If load monitor is not on your panel, go to settings, install accessory, and make sure it is checked. It will then show up on you panel so you can change the amperage.

If you need further help, PM me and we can talk on the phone.
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Alde told me the glycol temperature needs to hit at least 145 for the heating to be most efficient. The propane gets it there real fast. Electric alone will not. On days that are in the 50-55 degrees, the Alde does not come on enough to keep the glycol heated sufficiently. The glycol cools as it is being pumped around the perimeter. Adding a shot of propane gets it up to temp fast.

Heating water is another story and you use the booster button before taking a shower. You can monitor the glycol and water temp in the service menu.
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Thanks for the info turk123, I am going to give this a try. I did discover that it was set to propane priority and ran one of my tanks dry. I guess I know now that it will heat on propane for about 10 days. Our dealer gave us zero instruction on the working of the Alde system, if it hadn't been for you Alde thread I wouldn't have known about going into the menu to determine the priority setting.
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Yup, what Turk said. When the outside temperature drops below 40 or so you’ll need to augment the heat with propane. I’ve had my Classic for 2 full years now and in temps down to 17 and it will stay exactly at the temperature I set it at. There is a learning curve on the Alde for sure but you’ll get the hang of it quickly. Since you’re already said the dealer didn’t have the Alde system set up you may find the Much Ado Alde thread helpful even if it is a bit out of date but the basics are still the same.
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Well, thanks to turk123 my Alde system is working great. After helping me set up the Alde system, it is now working perfectly. Thanks again Tom!
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