Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2015, 08:11 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 13
Furnace help!!! Cherokee 27rk

We bought this great unit used. It's a 2015 model. We just started to use the furnace tonight. Air seems to be blowing from the furnace but not through the floor vents.

Does anyone know if this is correct or how to get the warm air to blow through the floor vents.

I have attached a pic. The warm air is blowing from this area below the oven. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1446250263.884721.jpg
Views:	166
Size:	50.1 KB
ID:	93330
__________________

__________________
Bnanewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2015, 08:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
fonzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 3,236
It sounds like your front metal cover of the furnace is not in place and air is coming through the front panel. I would remove front wood grill and see if furnace metal cover is in place. In my unit I don't have air coming from front grill, that is the air intake (return) to furnace.....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3879.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	364.3 KB
ID:	93331   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3880.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	291.3 KB
ID:	93332  
__________________

__________________
Fonzie
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36) 2017 (32)
fonzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2015, 08:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
VinceU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bnanewbie View Post
We bought this great unit used. It's a 2015 model. We just started to use the furnace tonight. Air seems to be blowing from the furnace but not through the floor vents.

Does anyone know if this is correct or how to get the warm air to blow through the floor vents.

I have attached a pic. The warm air is blowing from this area below the oven. Attachment 93330

The grate you show is the cold air return. One or more of the aluminum hoses connected to the heater has fallen off or was never connected. This
Hils w certainly
__________________
VinceU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2015, 09:47 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 13
Okay. I tried to take the grill off and there are either special screws or they are stripped. Oh Lordy it's gonna be cold tonight lol. Would it hurt it to run it like this? It warmed things up for a bit when I had it on but I'm not sure what (if any) damage it would do
__________________
Bnanewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2015, 10:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Bluepill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 930
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bnanewbie View Post
Okay. I tried to take the grill off and there are either special screws or they are stripped. Oh Lordy it's gonna be cold tonight lol. Would it hurt it to run it like this? It warmed things up for a bit when I had it on but I'm not sure what (if any) damage it would do
I would not want to run a GAS HEATER with any defects. Do you have 120 volt AC power available? If so, run your heat pump (if equipped) or a portable electric heater.

SAFETY FIRST
__________________
2015 T12RBST Flagstaff Hardside
2008 Itasca Meridian 37H
Bluepill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2015, 10:50 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 13
Okay. Thank you. Bundling up then trying to find a screwdriver or not to work tomorrow.

Thanks again!!!
__________________
Bnanewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 01:02 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Full timer,,,at Lake Georgetown in central Texas for the winter.
Posts: 426
Bnanewbie.....make absolutely sure you have a carbon monoxide monitor in your RV.....no debate about how serious that can be. And I'm not talking about a smoke detector either. Although Smoke Detectors are critical also. Bluepill is absolutely right about what he said. You could wake up dead if things aren't working right. Don't take ANY chances at all. I was in the heating and AC business for 40 years, so I know what I'm talking about.
__________________
Grampa Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 01:18 PM   #8
ngg
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Ontario
Posts: 3
I had the same problem wih my Flagstaff 5th wheel. No air from the vents in the coach and warm air blowing through the grate bleow the oven. Had never really used the furnace until the Yukon trip this past Aug & Sept. When i took the grate off i learned that there was a knockout in the bottom of the furnace and the ducts were hooked up to it. The problem was that there was also a knock out on the top of the furncace ("6 inches x 12")that had been "knocked out" by someone & the air was blowing out the top of the furmace. Path of least resistance. As a temporary fix i had a 1/4 " steel plate cut and set it on top of the furnace to cover the hole. Air imediately started flowing through the ducts.

It was out of warranty but when i sent pictures to Forest River they replaced the furnace since it had obviously left the factory with this hole.
__________________
ngg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 01:32 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
A32Deuce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mount Laurel,NJ
Posts: 5,017
The bits for the screws that hold the front grill on take a small square bit. Looks like a phillips stripped out when you try one.
__________________
A32Deuce is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 03:53 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 13
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??Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1446321180.980641.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	45.2 KB
ID:	93388
__________________

__________________
Bnanewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cherokee, furnace

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:44 PM.