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Old 08-18-2016, 12:31 PM   #1
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No heat in garage?

Been having some cool nights here in Alberta. Turned our heat on this morning in our rig. Everything warmed up nicely except the garage. We have a 2016 Thunderbolt 425 Amp. There are residential heat registers throughout the rig except in the garage. Where should the heat be coming from?
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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Round brown vent on the wall in mine. It doesn't move much air at all.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:07 PM   #3
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I thought it was this also. Same one is in the 1/2 bath down beside toilet. I feel a little something coming out but it sure isn't warming up.
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if its like playharders (mine had been modified) there is a tiny hole in the one small register. Pull it and look. Obviously not near enough to heat the garage. He complained loudly any FR upgraded his furnace. For me I sit an electric or a Wave6 gas heater back there... of course, our 29s are quite a bit different.
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I'll take a look in the morning. We went out and purchased a Dyson hot + cool so if it dips below 19 tonight in the garage, it's set to come on. Our son sleeps in the garage so it's pretty important to have heat. If FR calls this a heated garage, that's a complete joke.
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It's a 1-1/2 season unless you modify. I knew full well it would take work/mods to improve comfort in cold or very hot weather and I barely graduated. I can understand that they offer the minimum AC because you can option them up, they sell these. But a 19K BTU furnace is poor every way you look at it. They put beds a dinette in the garage with a 2" duct... why bother? You should not have to bring in a bevy of electric heaters with a brand new camper. My popup had a larger heater. Now I'm sure yours is bigger thsn ours but I'll bet its still too small. BTW, they started putting a bigger furnace in the 29 but that does nothing for us ginea pigs.
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The furnace works great for the rest of the RV. It's 42,000 BTU but does nothing for the garage. My husband and I are new to the rv life so we are learning along the way. What mods can be done to the garage vents so that perhaps we get more heat? Any help would be appreciated. We do have the arctic package on this rig.
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The furnace works great for the rest of the RV. It's 42,000 BTU but does nothing for the garage. My husband and I are new to the rv life so we are learning along the way. What mods can be done to the garage vents so that perhaps we get more heat? Any help would be appreciated. We do have the arctic package on this rig.
I am only thinking here, but wonder how many ducts are in the rest of the TH? Lets say there is 6 and that the garage is 1/3 the total space, then wouldn't it make sense that there should be 2 standard (3"?) registers in the garage? Is your TH different from others of the same model / year or or if the one duct isn't connected; or leaking badly. I am also wondering what FR would do about the issue?

So after writing this I found a video of a 425. It shows a register in the garage 1/2 bath and one rignt at the washer / dryer area. The vid doesn't show if there could also one behind the door to the garage.
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I am only thinking here, but wonder how many ducts are in the rest of the TH? Lets say there is 6 and that the garage is 1/3 the total space, then wouldn't it make sense that there should be 2 standard (3"?) registers in the garage? Is your TH different from others of the same model / year or or if the one duct isn't connected; or leaking badly. I am also wondering what FR would do about the issue?

So after writing this I found a video of a 425. It shows a register in the garage 1/2 bath and one rignt at the washer / dryer area. The vid doesn't show if there could also one behind the door to the garage.
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We a 2016. 425amp with same problem . FR says I can modify the existing AC unit with heat strips . We had it at the factory yesterday,waiting for Dometic to send the parts but they never showed .
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We a 2016. 425amp with same problem . FR says I can modify the existing AC unit with each strips . We will get back to yesterday waiting for Dometic to send the parts but they never showed .
I don't know how good that heat strip will work (I assume that was what you meant), but a heat strip in my Greywolf wasn't worth the effort. An electric space heater is 10x better.
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