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Old 04-11-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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Update: No furnace vent in our 15 Vibe

They forgot to put in furnace vents in our camper and that's why the CO detector was going off. The dealer is coming to our house tomorrow to fix it. So thankful that when we used it the first time last fall that my teen slept with his window cracked. Scary!!!

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Old 04-12-2016, 10:00 AM   #2
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Wow, that is scary. No vents at all for the furnace? How did they miss that!

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Old 04-12-2016, 10:04 AM   #3
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Very scary indeed. How the heck can they forget to put vents in??????
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:10 AM   #4
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are you talking about the exhaust vent through the outside wall?
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:29 AM   #5
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are you talking about the exhaust vent through the outside wall?
That's all ours has. Don't think that anybody could forget to put those in.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:42 AM   #6
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Our first trailer was a Kodiak hybrid trailer, we had it for about 6 months and never used the heater. Then we got a recall notice that we needed to check the furnace exhaust. It turns out they installed the exhaust cover but never hole sawed the hole for the vent. They sent someone to our house to fix it. It was done in less than 30 minutes. So thankful we were camping in warm weather and never used the heater.

Now all the vents are the first thing I have checked on all our other trailers.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:08 AM   #7
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That reminds me of our first house in Georgia. The soffits has all the vent covers screwed in place, but not one had the holes cut through. Not dangerous like the furnace vent, but still, talk about shoddy workmanship.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:15 AM   #8
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I am surprised that the furnace actually ran with the exhaust blocked. The sail switch should have never made because there was no where from the exhaust to go.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:53 AM   #9
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Wow this shows just how fast they are trying to put these things out the door . It will bite them as I have said before and this one would of hurt bad if you hadn't of found it . Still can not understand how a company can produce products like this and put people's life's at stake and not even blink an eye about it . With mistakes like this it makes you wonder if you would ever buy another from a company that would allow this to happen .
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:12 PM   #10
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I am pleased that you found problem, let us know results of repair. When two co alarms are signalling problems like yours, always follow up. The value of a digital independent battery co alarm as a backup alarm is worthy of $50 investment.

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