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Old 04-06-2016, 11:11 AM   #1
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Forward bathroom heat 364TS

So does anyone else have trouble with no heat in the forward bathroom and hall.. We had the dealer look at it and they said the cure was to turn up the heaters to 90 and it would put out enough heat.. In 3 hours of doing this they burnt up a half tank of propane.. They also said those vents were at the end of a run.. Our old MH had a 30 foot run and had plenty of heat but this one only is 20 feet.. I can get light air flow if I plug off all other vents in the forward heat system
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:17 AM   #2
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I know you have an issue with low heat in the bathroom but I can not believe you used us half a tank of propane in 3 hours. How cold was it outside?
I bet the temp was really low outside as propane has issues at extreme cold and it stays liquid and doesn't give off much gas at that low temps.
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I think he said the dealer had the heat cranked to 90 degrees, that would burn up a half a tank in three hours. Two furnaces at 90!!


The big question is - does any other 364TS (with two furnaces) have this same issue. Is it a design flaw, furnace underpowered; or is it unique to this guys coach
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Old 04-06-2016, 12:37 PM   #4
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I think he said the dealer had the heat cranked to 90 degrees, that would burn up a half a tank in three hours. Two furnaces at 90!!


The big question is - does any other 364TS (with two furnaces) have this same issue. Is it a design flaw, furnace underpowered; or is it unique to this guys coach
You are correct it was the dealer with both furnaces running at 90 degrees.. I personally thinking the front furnace is to small or needs a stronger blower.. I am wondering if anyone else has noticed no air flow at these two vents.. I realize some folks live in areas where they probably never or seldom use the heater but in Montana it is a must..
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I have the same issue and I believe all other 364TS do as well.

It is a design issue so we need to come up with a new solution that doesn't favor basement heat like the current one does.
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I am ready for any suggestions.. Like I said if I plug all other vents I can get some flow but I thing an assist fan is the only option and I would do it If I could find a way to wire it to come on with the heater.. They make assists fans for 4 inch ducting in a house.. But they also make them for boats such as this: Robot Check or this one; http://www.amazon.com/Attwood-Quiet-...1ZRRCD928DKYDC
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My 378 has the same issue with no heat in the bathroom. When it is cold I leave the bathroom door open at night. The heat vent in the bath has a really small ductwork. It runs off the bedroom furnace. A very small air flow can be felt, but very small.
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Old 04-06-2016, 04:34 PM   #8
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Same issue here as well....little to no flow in forward bath.
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Old 04-06-2016, 05:02 PM   #9
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Forest River has a problem then.. I believe that the forward furnace should of been bigger for the 364 and the 378 needs a bigger furnace in the back or they need a more powerful fan for both.. They should monitor this site and have some recalls or send us updated parts with instructions
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I have the same issue and I believe all other 364TS do as well.

It is a design issue so we need to come up with a new solution that doesn't favor basement heat like the current one does.
Mike I even put a tennis ball on a wooden rod and sat it over the vent opening in the bay with the water tank.. Then I plugged the tube going under the frig and then I taped over the two vents in the sink cabinet and still only got a very small amount of air out of the bathroom and hall vents.. It is sad.. Thats right also the black insulation around the duct pipe along the frame was full of water for an added bonus.. If it wasnt for this issue, the front grill falling out and the back bed bounce it would be perfect.. I think we paid to much to have to put up with these issues.. And who would of checked these items on pre-delivery
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