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Old 03-21-2014, 09:14 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Kimval View Post
I'll be having a discussion with my dealer. Appears to be a big mistake on my part.
If the "mistake" is buying the wrong trailer because it was misrepresented to you - good luck with that.

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Richmond, Va.
2010 Tundra 4X4 5.7L V8
2014 Rockwood 2604WS
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:43 AM   #12
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I would check the air coming out of the ducts. I bought an 2008 8286 - there was not much air coming out of the vents. The metal can (plenum) below the floor where the duct work fastens, was not properly secured at the factory and had dropped down about 2" - all my hot air was blowing under the trailer. Not much air out the vents. Once fixed it made a big difference.

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Old 03-22-2014, 09:31 AM   #13
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We haven't had any issues with heating at those temps in our 2013 8280ws. I use the ceiling fan and keep the shades closed as much as possible. I have used space heaters at night to avoid the furnace noise.
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:02 PM   #14
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There is a solution ...........

My 2015 8280WS was not heating well except in the bathroom. Long story short, the other three heat duct runs were kinked or torn by the factory so not much hot air was reaching the floor registers .. and that little air wasn't very cold. My solution was to remove the fireplace and cut the ducts short and stub them out directly into the living area (and seal off the holes where they originally went under the floor). Now I have huge heat; much less propane use, less heater fan battery drain, rig warms up quick in the morning. Can't believe I went three years without figuring out most of my heat was being wasted.

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