Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2016, 07:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: BV VA
Posts: 109
HVAC Tape?

So after the 2nd night on our maiden voyage I heard a rattle right above the quick cool vent. It was loud enough it woke me up.

I took the cover off and as I assumed a piece of the tape had come loose and was flapping.

Then I noticed that on the other side the tape was "sort of" put on between the wood frame and the air duct. I'm going to fix this but I want to make sure it's standard HVAC tape that is used. Here is a pic I tried to take of the offending area. There is about a 5/8" gap between the duct and that exposed wood. So my nice cool air is cooling my ceiling there.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160818_192110.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	227.0 KB
ID:	117738  
__________________

__________________
2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf Limited 26BH
kantonburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 12:20 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 121
Welcome to the cold ceiling club, I had the same issue and you should check your diffusers as you will probably have gaps there to. I did a post in ours and what I did. The metal HVAC tape will be fine to seal the up correctly.
__________________

__________________
Dale & Karen
2015 Lacrosse 311RLS
2006 F-250 The 06-6.0
Dwilcox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 05:59 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: BV VA
Posts: 109
That's probably not a bat idea. There was one I had the dealer fix during the walk through. It had a rattle and they found clear plastic and other stuff just flopping around in there.

Sent from my SM-G900R7 using Tapatalk
__________________
2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf Limited 26BH
kantonburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 07:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 394
I used Gorilla Tape on ours. Check all vents as well. Also, close off the ductwork after the last vent. I just shoved a towel on ours. It's nice to actually have the cool air blow into the coach and not the ceiling.
__________________
Sierra360PDEK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 07:37 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: BV VA
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sierra360PDEK View Post
I used Gorilla Tape on ours. Check all vents as well. Also, close off the ductwork after the last vent. I just shoved a towel on ours. It's nice to actually have the cool air blow into the coach and not the ceiling.
What do you mean close off last vent?

Sent from my SM-G900R7 using Tapatalk
__________________
2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf Limited 26BH
kantonburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 11:50 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sierra360PDEK View Post
I used Gorilla Tape on ours. Check all vents as well. Also, close off the ductwork after the last vent. I just shoved a towel on ours. It's nice to actually have the cool air blow into the coach and not the ceiling.

Gorilla tape as well as duct tape will tend to dry out over time. That's why it's no longer used. The proper tape to use is the foil HVAC tape as the alum will keep it sealed and not deteriorate.
__________________
Motofixxer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 07:34 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 394
Quote:
Originally Posted by kantonburg View Post
What do you mean close off last vent?

Sent from my SM-G900R7 using Tapatalk
Don't seal off the last vent, block off the duct just past the last vent. On our fiver there is around 24" of dead space past the last vents.
__________________
Sierra360PDEK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 08:03 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
f5moab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,887
Quote:
Originally Posted by Motofixxer View Post
Gorilla tape as well as duct tape will tend to dry out over time. That's why it's no longer used. The proper tape to use is the foil HVAC tape as the alum will keep it sealed and not deteriorate.
Sure does. I read that 'duct' tape should never be used on heating 'ducts."
__________________
Trailer: Lifted 228BH, heavy duty springs and Yokohama tires DELAMINATED ROOF
TV: 2016 GMC Sierra Z71 4x4 CC, SLT
Spare TV: Two Alaskan Malamutes

Living somewhere in ID; previously lived in Moab UT; previous to that, don't ask!
f5moab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 10:09 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: BV VA
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Motofixxer View Post
Gorilla tape as well as duct tape will tend to dry out over time. That's why it's no longer used. The proper tape to use is the foil HVAC tape as the alum will keep it sealed and not deteriorate.
I actually picked up 3M tape made for rigid or flex duct. It was a few dollars more but I'll have enough for seemingly ever
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sierra360PDEK View Post
Don't seal off the last vent, block off the duct just past the last vent. On our fiver there is around 24" of dead space past the last vents.

Sent from my SM-G900R7 using Tapatalk
__________________
2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf Limited 26BH
kantonburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2016, 07:51 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
SilhouettePenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 766
Don't forget to check the stove fan exhaust port, roof vent trim rings and propane heater ducts, mine were just stapled onto the heater box, I suppose this is why they claim the basement us heated. You'll need more than one roll of cold weather silver duct tape.
__________________

__________________
1999 F250 w/7.3L Diesel
2014 Silhouette 299RKDS
Nights Camped 2016 - 21


He who dies with the most tools, wins!
SilhouettePenny is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:14 PM.