Originally Posted by Mojoron
I agree with your assessment of rapid heat. I usually remote start my truck when its cold when I'm finishing up my cereal in the AM and by the time I get out there, its still not what I call warm, it might be 50 instead of 30, but the heat is definitely not going to boil your coffee when its -20 outside. Keep in mind that I live in Arkansas not North Dakota. The other option that you need for rapid heat is an additional battery or a larger alternator, according to the sales brochure.
What I have found is that the remote start does not know that it has the rapid heat option available for use, it turns the heat up as the engine warms up and not the heater element. If I walk outside when it is 13 degrees out and start the truck, crank the heat all the way to 90, turn the seat heaters on and come back inside for 10 mins to drink my coffee, I find myself turning the heat down when I get in the truck. If I buy another one I will be ordering it with this option again. I know it defeats the purpose of remote start, but I like the heat in my cabin. Summertime with the remote start is great with the AC though.