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Old 04-19-2015, 04:44 PM   #1
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FR3 So cold!

OK so we are early birds in season. I can guarantee u the f r3 is much colder than our hurricane we have found opening the bathroom door ha!f way allows the heat to travel into master bedroom.. What a disappointment
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:57 PM   #2
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Just got done with a week long trip in UT, and it got down to freezing every night (even snowed one night), used the heater and keep a down comforter on the bed and we were completely fine.


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Old 04-21-2015, 03:35 AM   #3
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We invested in an electric space heater and set the house thermostat to between 50 and 60 degrees when it's real cold. That way your not burning your propane the entire time. We have found that the space heater works pretty well.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:18 AM   #4
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A couple weeks ago I found (2) Vornado (AVH4) electric space heaters on clearance (50% off) at Kohl's. They are safe around kids & pets & shut-off if tipped-over, etc.

Although (1) provides plenty of heat, we bought (2) because the master & kids' bunks are on opposite ends of our TT. I plugged one directly into the pedestal but after heating-up a cold TT we kept them both on low the remainder of our stay. The fan is bigger than most space heaters so they really move the air around without making a lot of noise. IMO much better than the cheapie, riskier space heaters...
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:16 AM   #5
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We had a similar problem in one of our fifth wheels. The main duct (plenum) had become partially disconnected for the furnace. We had heat in the main area but the bathroom and bedroom were cold.When I opened the furnace and found the issue, I was able to reattach the plenum and made a piece of flashing to cover an area that still had a small gap. I also reduced the size of the opening that pushed hot air into the underbelly of the trailer. This takeoff was the same size as the ones for the flex pipe that they used (not the best way to run heating). These two changes made a great difference for heat in the bedroom. Our new trailer has an actual duct that better distributes the heat.

Hope you get it sorted out.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:55 AM   #6
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The part that I dont get.. Is our hurricane was like living at home heat or ac when you wanted it. Also can u tell me if the fr3 has double pane glass... Our dealer said yes. How can we tell...
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:54 PM   #7
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Single pane in my fr3. But we haven't had any problem with heat. I do use a space heater at night, we do like it cold at night so I just wish the house heater had a programmable thermostat so I don't have to get up and turn it up in the morning.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:58 PM   #8
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We are not hooked up to external sources.. So we would have to have the generator on for a space heater
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:48 PM   #9
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That Vornado works great in my travel trailer. Moves air around so no condensation on windows and its whisper quiet. Now on to the real topic: just looked at a 2016 FR3 30DS and even though it only had 4 heater vents it now comes with a heat pump/ac unit so between that and an electric blanket I see no issues with keeping warm now.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:16 AM   #10
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Thanks for your ideas. But i d look weird cooking wrapped in an electric blanket..
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