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Old 03-06-2012, 07:18 AM   #11
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Another idea for this is to put up a curtain rod and heavy curtains right behind driver's and passenger's seats.

Makes it easier to heat the living area since you're not trying to heat those big front windows as much.
Makes it easier to heat or cool the driving area with the dash air, when you're driving.
Makes it easier to drive at night. Person in back can turn on lights and it won't blind the driver.

Of course in nice weather you can tie the curtains back and they'll probably look pretty nice.

I plan to try to install a curtain like this sometime soon.
We're planning the same thing. I saw a Georgetown camping near us last spring and they had already installed the curtains. We were talking about different issues we both have encountered. He said the main reason for the curtains was not having to run the dash heat at full blast to keep warm when traveling in real cold weather. He also said it was quicker to pull the curtains closed as opposed to closing the windshield curtains. They owned a 350 model.
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Beautiful thing about being a full-timer, I'm never in weather where I have to worry about this.
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As an owner of a 391 I'm in a bit of a minority so this question tags on to this thread but to a narrower interest group.

Like the rest of the models I have two heaters with two individual thermostats. The one mounted in the bedroom controls the heater ducting to the front portion of the MH. The one mounted in the middle controls the heater ducting to the bedroom.

Is there an intent to this or is it just miswired? We deal with the issue readily but I scratch my head every cold morning.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:48 PM   #14
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we have a 378 and I found that air would come through the dash vents if the ac/heater switch was in an on position. Turned it off and no problems. We have been out all winter and have not had a cold up front situation. The fireplace keeps the whole coach warm down to about 40 degrees, then i turn on the rear furnace. The only time the front furnace has been on is to check to see if it works.

defending FR I must say that the coach is well designed and really quite maintenance free. We are in the middle of a 5000 mile trip.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:31 AM   #15
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As an owner of a 391 I'm in a bit of a minority so this question tags on to this thread but to a narrower interest group.

Like the rest of the models I have two heaters with two individual thermostats. The one mounted in the bedroom controls the heater ducting to the front portion of the MH. The one mounted in the middle controls the heater ducting to the bedroom.

Is there an intent to this or is it just miswired? We deal with the issue readily but I scratch my head every cold morning.
Sounds like someone mixed up the control wires. Thermostats are always place within the area of where the Heating or Cooling System are ducted to. Otherwise it never senses the temperature of that area to properly operate the system to make the area comfortable. I hope there's a way of rerouting the control wires or running new without too much trouble. Ive been in the HVAC field of work for over 35 years and this is occasionally happens in garden apartment applications when someone doesn't mark the control wires and a dozen are coming out of a wall to a common area where the outdoor units are set. Easy way to be sure that's the problem is turn one system completely off. Turn on the other system and see which unit turns on. Or just OHM out the wires.
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Hey Jim what kind of gas mileage are u getting?
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As an owner of a 391 I'm in a bit of a minority so this question tags on to this thread but to a narrower interest group.

Like the rest of the models I have two heaters with two individual thermostats. The one mounted in the bedroom controls the heater ducting to the front portion of the MH. The one mounted in the middle controls the heater ducting to the bedroom.

Is there an intent to this or is it just miswired? We deal with the issue readily but I scratch my head every cold morning.
You better check it out again. On mine the thermostat in the bedroom controls the furnace under the refrigerator that heats the bedroom and supplies all the floor vents. The thermostat up front on the wall by the refrigerator controls the furnace under the cabinets in the kitchen. and supplies the two vents on the side of the cabinets only and is the smaller of the two furnaces. Its set up that way so you don't have to use the big one if you need it going down the road. We've used the one up front only to test it to see if it works. Since we are full times and are in south Texas for the winter we seldom use the main one. When its cold here we use the fireplace only during the day and set the thermostat at 60 deg. in the bedroom when we go to bed. With the fireplace running the furnace seldom does.
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Hey Jim what kind of gas mileage are u getting?
Mileage, whats that, more like Foot per Gallon. Actually we are towing and over the last 6,600 miles we have averaged 7.04 mpg. That includes every type driving you can have. Going at .48 cents per mile at the current gas prices.
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