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Old 04-27-2016, 03:16 AM   #71
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WDW: Good idea using the a/c fan to help circulate warm air from the bedroom to the front of the coach... I didn't try that but will. My rig has the 50A upgrade and dual a/c units, so running the one in the bedroom by itself should suck heated air from the bedroom ceiling and push it forward... in theory. :-)

ResQfrog: How did you go about getting Coachmen to add an additional heat register in the front of the coach? I assume it's in the wall between the dinette and the bathroom, above that existing floor register.

Honestly, the heat distribution issue is probably my biggest gripe to date... everything else I can live with or work around, but the DW abhors being cold and this will really put a crimp on Spring & Fall camping unless we can get it fixed... probably through a combination of mods.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:02 AM   #72
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peashooter,
Had the unit in that first year with our list of items that the local dealer messed up. One of them was no heat in the front of the coach. They added the line and outlet to that front wall. We have also added a heat strip to the AC unit and use this as much or more than the furnace. We only have the one 15,000 unit. We also purchased a small electric heater that we can plug in near the front of the coach.


I might try to add a small booster fan to the front floor ducts this summer to help push some air to that front floor outlet. Small computer fans wired to the furnace blower motor.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:35 AM   #73
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So it had to go back to the factory to get that heat mod installed? I wonder if I whined at Nate I could get a similar mod installed by my dealer (who seems fairly competent)...

I'll have to look and see if a heat strip is an option for the a/c unit(s) I have. Not sure how that would work, as it's the "forward" thermostat that controls the furnace and that's the a/c unit where I'd add electric heat. But it's a possibility.

A booster fan might help - it seems those front ducts (and especially the one furthest forward behind the driver's seat) are pretty small cross section. Not sure what they were thinking - they had to know little to no air would make it that far...
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Looks like they made a change to the ducting starting with the 2016 model year to address the air flow issue. Mine is a 2016, but doesn't have these mods:

1) They've gone to a single 4" duct feeding the two vents under the bed that splits to feed the front and back registers located there - mine has two 4" ducts, dumping twice the air into the bedroom where it's needed least.

2) They've added a dedicated 4" duct to a wall register by the dinette where they retrofitted one in your coach ResQfrog. It also looks like they eliminated the floor register in that spot so all the air entering the trunk line running through the floor is forced to the front of the coach.

This has to help... and indicates they knew they had a problem.
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The heat issue was just one of several things it was there for. The local dealer actually made some somewhat minor things worse during his attemped repairs. Nate, Bob and the crew at the service facility have been great. Just have a few things to take care of now that were not in the first year. Have lists of things I want to do, just need the time to due it.

First thing is to get Ford and Goodyear to take care of a vibration that I have chased sense the unit was new. Have it to were it is only bad at speeds over 50-60 mph now. Still have a few months left on the 3 year 36,000 warranty and luckily I deal with a good Ford dealer. At least if they want to keep a multi vehicle family happy.
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I have the same heat imbalance in my 2016 Mirada LS. Let us know where and how to get the dampers. I will add two, one for the bedroom and one for the rear bathroom. Camping world ?
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I haven't measured mine yet, but I was thinking along the lines of these:

Venting Products / Rotaires - Heat Outlet Vents - DW Inc.

Haven't seen them at Camping World (which doesn't mean they don't have them).
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Found both style of heat ducts (round for rear bathroom, rectangular for bedroom) at Camping World today.
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So are these vent dampers? Do you think that will force more volume forward?


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Heat Duct Dampers

I am thinking that by closing my rear br damper and the damper next to the bed, that should create more air flow up front. I talked to the factory rep today and he said it should work. He added I probably shouldn't leave the dampers closed all the time. Will provide an update once the new vents are installed. Only problem is we are experiencing a heat wave here in Oregon and may a 90 degree day over the weekend.
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