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Old 05-12-2016, 11:12 AM   #11
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Thanks for the replies and information. I'll look at the underbelly again this weekend. If no blockage I might try changing the registers before cutting the duct work.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:47 PM   #12
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I was thinking to try running the a/c fan on low with the furnace to see if that might help spread the air more evenly. It would take the air in the dinning room which is hottest as it pumps directly from the furnace and then blow it out the roof vents. At least that is the theory


Has anyone had success with that?

Or does it not work?
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:14 AM   #13
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Lack of heat in bunkhouse update

Thought I would provide an update in the event others are having a similar issue. Forest River has agreed to have Camping World remove the underbelly of my trailer to look for an additional 8 ft. of heating duct that may have been installed (apparently they have had similar issues). Why they didn't tell me that earlier I don't know. If that is the problem hopefully they can correct it. If not Forest River will review my request to have the inline fan installed to enhance air flow. Hope the weather warms up. Enjoy the season.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:21 PM   #14
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We had the exact same problem. There was no air flow from the duct in the bunkhouse. Took it to the dealer and they took the bottom off the trailer and removed a lot of excess duct work. It is much better but the bunk house is still cooler than the rest of the trailer. Going to see about blocking off the other ducts and see if that helps next time out but will bring an extra heater next time we are camping in the colder weather at least when we have electricity. Hopefully they fix it for you.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:54 AM   #15
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Update on the heat issue

Forrest River authorized Camping World (Lakewood, N.J.) to remove the underbelly and check for excessive duct work in the trailer. CW service department removed approximately 3 feet of excessive duct work and rerouted the remaining to minimize curves and increase air flow. Definitely notice stronger air flow from the vent in the bunkhouse. No inline fan installed. The true test will be during the trips in the fall months when I use the heater.
Note: CW Lakewood service department seems to have done a nice job with the repairs of my factory quality control issues. Their reviews are not that flattering but the craftsmanship seems adequate. Still slow on responding to messages but repairs seem ok.

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Old 06-28-2016, 11:51 AM   #16
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So I feel like I have solved the cold bunkroom issue I was experiencing. We have started to run the a/c fan on low all night long (great white noise for the girls to stay sleeping) and then the furnace kicks in and out at it's leisure. I still have an electric heater in the bunkroom as a backup and the past few nights the bunkroom has stayed rock steady at 72 degrees.

The other side benefit is that the bunkroom or front bedroom doesn't get stuffy because the air that is getting cycled into the room from the a/c ducting.

very pleased with this turn of events for us, because before the trailer was all over the place just running on the furnace alone, either too hot or too cold.

Hope that helps,
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:17 AM   #17
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Finally think (hope) the heat issue is fixed. Forest River authorized Camping World (Lakewood, N.J.) to drop the underbelly. CW removed 3 ft of excessive duct and rerouted the remaining to eliminate curves. I notice an increase in air flow thru the vent. We will learn more in the fall when I need the heater.
Note: CW Lakewood service department reviews are not the best. However, the craftsmanship of the work done was very good. Customer service lacks as far as returning calls/emails, but the work performed and repairs were up to par.
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