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Old 09-14-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Rockwood 2015 8289WS bathroom furnace vent too hot

When using the furnace, set at 70, the bathroom floor vent is too hot to stand near it. it's right in front on the vanity so you can't avoid it. I had the dealer look at it, they told me that's the way it is by design. They replaced the floor vent with an adjustable louvre type but it didn't help, still very hot.
My thought was that the furnace fan is not blowing enough air so the output temp is too high but not enough to affect the function of the furnace. The dealer said it was working properly. I'm not buying it. My old Wildcat would blow air like crazy.
Is anyone else having this problem?
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:45 PM   #2
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ours blows pretty strong there as well as the one in the hallway...makes sense as they are the closest to the furnace/fan. I replaced ours with the louvered ones and all is well.
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:46 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will have the dealer check it again. If there is another 8289 on the lot I will have them run the furnace so I can compare.
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:56 PM   #4
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I don't have a vent in my 8289WS bathroom. The one in the hallway is on a 3 way splitter underneath the stairs. Possibly adding a restriction on the bathroom vent might help, also a plastic vent won't get as hot.
I did have duct melt due to high heat underneath and I replaced it with metal ductwork work.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:20 AM   #5
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Last night I noticed the louvre fell out of the new plastic vent in the bathroom. It had melted from the heat.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:38 PM   #6
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I would show that to the dealer, scart stuff!!!
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:09 PM   #7
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Last night I noticed the louvre fell out of the new plastic vent in the bathroom. It had melted from the heat.
Yeah something is obviously wrong with your furnace. We have a vent in our 8289 and when the furnace is on there is noticable (I mean strong) airflow.

I would definately take it back to the dealer for repair and inspection.

Hmmm just had a thought, take a look in your basement - any chance you you have crimped or crushed the flexable ductwork (it will be on the upper left side of your basement)

Sneaky tip: Do you have the fireplace? If so, turn that sucker on and set the thermostat for 85 or 90 degrees, get a small fan and set it to blos across the fireplace towards the bedroom. We have camped in 20-ish degree weather and the camper was nice and warm using the fireplace (AND you are using the CG power and not your propane )
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:44 PM   #8
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I removed the access panels to check the ductwork. The Suburban furnace has 4 duct connections. Two are easy to check, the 2 foot run to the bathroom and a 5 foot run to the bedroom hallway. The other 2 go down under the floor then lead to the living room. I pulled the under belly to inspect it. Both checked out fine. Yea, it was a lot of work, it took me about 4 hours to pull it down and put it back.
Back to square one, the blower on the furnace.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:55 PM   #9
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Oh, one more thing, if I had more time while the underbelly was off I would have secured the wiring. You wouldn't believe the horrible wiring job under the camper. Wires loose, flopping around under there. Another project I will tackle when I have a chance.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:08 PM   #10
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Rockwood 2015 8289WS bathroom furnace vent too hot

Suburban told me to have the dealer re check it.
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