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Old 05-31-2016, 04:39 PM   #1
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Heater and A/C vents dont work

Recently bought a 2016 Palomino Solaire 229 BHS from Camping World. First of all when we bought it things weren't even hooked up. The heater itself didn't even have the wires attached to it to start running in the first place plus a laundry list of other things. I have gotten most of those things fixed but they can't figure out why the AC vents have basically no air flow coming through them and the heater vents have no airflow what so ever coming out of them. They took the panels off to show me that the heater vents are connected but when you turn the heater on nothing comes through the vents. The AC when you shut the main AC vent should come out of the smaller ones up top and does not. The repair shop Tech I was talking to basically Shrugged her shoulders so not sure where to go from here. It's hard because I live in Fairbanks so I don't have many options for repair techs. Any help would be fantastic. Thanks
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:47 PM   #2
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On the furnace, take the duct(s) loose at the unit and see if the knock-outs have been removed. If they have, fire up the furnace and see how much air comes out the discharges. If the blower is putting out plenty of air then you either have a plugged up duct or it's disconnected somewhere in the underbelly (I'm assuming you have an enclosed underbelly). You may have to remove some of the covering to find where it's blocked or unhooked.

As for the A/C, Pull the grill off and take an inspection mirror and see how for you can see down the ducts. There could be a piece of Styrofoam or something blocking them.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:51 PM   #3
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Ok. The furnace kicks out grade air at the main port where it's mounted but none at the event. I'll take off the panel to check for those knockouts. I have a feeling it's disconnected somewhere underneath. You can see the Vans going almost all the way to the bathroom vent look hooked up but you can't see the rest. Good idea on the mirror in the vents for the AC. Thank you very much
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:53 PM   #4
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Dang talk text. Great*air. Vent*
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:08 PM   #5
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Are you saying that the furnace blows air out the intake grill? If so, something is hooked up wrong?
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:14 PM   #6
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No. Directly next to the large Square intake Grill is a circular vent. That is where all of the air blows out right now. There are two floor vents and one next to the bathtub that don't blow anything. Unless that circular vent is the intake but I don't think so
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:41 AM   #7
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That circular vent is an outlet.

Is it on a duct by itself?

Since that vent is blowing air, the duct to the floor/bath vents is either crushed or disconnected.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:18 AM   #8
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Yes it is. Is it possible that it is just some kind of huge design flaw because that vent is so close to the unit itself all the air goes out that event instead of working its way through the ducts? Either way sounds like I still need to get some of the bottom Material off of the trailer to check if those ducks are connected or crushed or anything. Same with the AC vents. The thing is brand new so I would hope they would do that at a repair shop and Forest River pay for it
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:31 PM   #9
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It will usually be treated as a warranty item, but most of us find that's it's better and easier to fix things ourselves than to deal with FR and the dealer trying to get things fixed.

Have you tried closing off the one vent and seeing if air goes to the others?
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:01 PM   #10
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Yes I agree. Dealing with Forest River and the warranty work has been an extreme hassle. That's a fantastic idea. I'm going to do that this afternoon. Thanks again for seeing me through this and talking me through. Better than anyone through Forest River would do
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