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moonlitsouls

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Posted: 04/16/21 06:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I was wondering why my back bedroom area over the cab has been ice cold in comparison to the front area near the kitchen / bath. There is one line of ducting that flows back from the furnace near the front /kitchen area back to the bed. Well, I noticed there was no air flow and I been putting off the diagnosis but I decided to rip into this today. I figured I would just have to reattach the ducting to the furnace but this is what I found. Truly unacceptable

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Wow, ridiculous.


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I’m not sure what you are expecting. I’m not familiar with your model, but heat typically isn’t vented into the cabover area because most people want the cabover area to be the coldest part of the TC. There are a few fixes.

1. Insulate the cabover area. In my case, I used Reflectix under the matress in the cabinets, and in the windows and skylight for night.
2. Add a small fan like a 12V computer fan that directs heat from below into the cabover area.

There is a lot of emphasis on putting at least some warm air into the basement to ensure pipes don’t freeze. I think that’s what you are upset about, but I think it’s a lack of your understanding. I could be wrong of course.


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Posted: 04/16/21 07:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've got a duct in my cabover in my 1181. Works great. Looks like someone went for coffee. On the other hand your drawer slides are really nice, Mine are plastic junk that I've replaced many times. Guess I'll upgrade to steal. Good luck sir.

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Posted: 04/16/21 08:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my campers in coffined space like that I was collecting couple cups of sawdust and other trash, not to mention open holes around plumbing allowing outside air and rodents in.
I do/did own Lance and Fleetwood.
This is called "industry standards"





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Posted: 04/16/21 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

notsobigjoe wrote:

I've got a duct in my cabover in my 1181. Works great. Looks like someone went for coffee. On the other hand your drawer slides are really nice, Mine are plastic junk that I've replaced many times. Guess I'll upgrade to steal. Good luck sir.


I like the forced heat into my cabover also.

My drawers still work fine after 25 years. I'm not going to touch them. [emoticon]


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Gee, all your expecting is some modicum of QC at some point. I guess testing the furnace wasn't on the dealers PDI checklist either. Good thing. Wouldn't want heat in the bedroom....


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moonlitsouls wrote:

So I was wondering why my back bedroom area over the cab has been ice cold in comparison to the front area near the kitchen / bath. There is one line of ducting that flows back from the furnace near the front /kitchen area back to the bed. Well, I noticed there was no air flow and I been putting off the diagnosis but I decided to rip into this today. I figured I would just have to reattach the ducting to the furnace but this is what I found. Truly unacceptable



I'd definitely be sending pictures to the manufacture.

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Nice fail driving that fastener too....

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Posted: 04/16/21 09:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you didn't want heat to the bedroom you could always just close the vent.

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