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Old 10-31-2015, 03:59 PM   #11
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Is there an opening in the floor of the furnace and trailer? That is where my heater ducts are connected.
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:01 PM   #12
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Yes the ducts are below this. You can see the silver tape. Is it possible to call forest river directly or do I have to go to a dealer?
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:05 PM   #13
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So I think since this is a pre-owned unit, the previous owner might have removed the from cover as show in the pictures I posted. I would cover the the front and see if it blows air out of the floor vents. Be careful that the cover you put in front does get too hot. If it works, then you would need to get a metal cover installed. Dealer should be able to help.
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:09 PM   #14
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There should be a cover on there, have you looked around in the space for the missing cover.
Ours had fallen off in our 2608ws and was behind the trim panels
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:41 PM   #15
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Yeah we looked around. We have this out in the middle of no where so we left and will go back in a week or two. You guys have been awesome. Thanks for telling me not to use it last night!!
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:32 PM   #16
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I appreciate the feedback m. I did not have it on last night. I was able to get the grill off a few minutes ago and this is what we find. Should this metal box have been sealed??Attachment 93388
YES! The cover has been removed for some reason. You can see the flange with screw holes in it, this is where the cover is fastened on. Take it to a dealer and have them order the proper cover or make one to fit. Sealing this furnace forces the air across its burners and then out the bottom and out the floor vents.

I don't think there is any safety concerns running without the cover. There is no pilot light and don't believe any exposed flames. However it is not going to run nearly as efficient as it should. A service tech would run it that way if servicing it but not for any longer than necessary. I would not use it till it is properly checked and repaired.

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Old 11-06-2015, 04:49 PM   #17
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So I went to the dealer. Coincidentally they had inspection notes that the plate was missing so they are fixing it
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:09 PM   #18
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I appreciate the feedback m. I did not have it on last night. I was able to get the grill off a few minutes ago and this is what we find. Should this metal box have been sealed??Attachment 93388
You can run it like that . I'll bet it was removed like that because with the front panel on very little if any hot air was making it though the cheap dryer hose duct work and did not heat the unit

your fine running as is but there are things you can do to make it better still
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:41 PM   #19
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Okay. Thank you. Bundling up then trying to find a screwdriver or not to work tomorrow.

Thanks again!!!
Screws probably not stripped, they are most likely square head screws. The RV industry seems to love them.
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So I went to the dealer. Coincidentally they had inspection notes that the plate was missing so they are fixing it

Well, that's certainly "convenient"!



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