Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2016, 09:09 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 40
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!!!

Lm2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 11:00 AM   #2
Head Rambler
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 4,322
Wow, that is scary. No vents at all for the furnace? How did they miss that!

Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 11:04 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,512
Very scary indeed. How the heck can they forget to put vents in??????
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 11:10 AM   #4
Senior Member
bob dirt's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 293
are you talking about the exhaust vent through the outside wall?
2016 Forester 2401WS MBS
Life is the cookie
bob dirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 11:29 AM   #5
Senior Member
Mountainmanbob's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lakeside mountains, Calif
Posts: 707
Originally Posted by bob dirt View Post
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.
Mountainmanbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 11:42 AM   #6
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 39
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.
2008 Dodge 2500 4x4 6.7 Cummins
2016 Rockwood 2607a
GloNDark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 12:08 PM   #7
Senior Member
karrun's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Chicago Western Burbs
Posts: 462
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.
2016 Roo 21SS
2005 Ford Excursion-Sherman
Mods so far:
PI hardwired EMC, Wire Shelving in wardrobe
Plexiglass screen door protector, Blue LED Wine nook
stairs, and counting...
karrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 12:15 PM   #8
Senior Member
Filthy Beast's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 627
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.
Goody Two Shoes and the Filthy Beast
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Duramax and Allison 6 speed
2012 Wildcat 282RKX

You can't make things idiot proof, you can only make them idiot resistant.
Filthy Beast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 12:53 PM   #9
Senior Member
14 CC 38CK's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 171
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 .
14 CC 38CK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 01:12 PM   #10
Senior Member
updhaul's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 163
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.

updhaul is offline   Reply With Quote

furnace, vent, vibe

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

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 AM.