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Old 10-10-2018, 12:33 PM   #1
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2018 Roo 233s Furnace Access

Not getting a lot of heat out of my furnace. Need to check to see if my furnace vent tubes are crimped or disconnected from the furnace. Not seeing any easy way to access the furnace. Is removing the cabinet faces the only way to get at it? Thnx in advance
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:53 PM   #2
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Where's the furnace? My 23SS is under the dinette. Lift cushion, lift plywood panel, behold the furnace.

Under the sink looks possible based on seeing one from the outside. Should be some panels you can remove after a couple of screws.

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Old 10-10-2018, 05:50 PM   #3
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Looking a pic of a 2018 233S the furnace is under the sink next to the oven. You will have to remove the face off of the cabinet that has the grill on it to get to the furnace. Mine is an older (2011) 233S & furnace is in the same place. Should just be some screws that you have to undo to get into it.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:54 AM   #4
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Yep. It was 4 screws in the front panel. Checked the tubes, they were fine. Checked the flame, all blue looked to be burning good. Temp this morning was 44 degrees in the camper. Fired up the furnace and got it up to 60 degrees by setting the thermostat at 80 and fan on high. Had bunk ends all closed. Will test it again tomorrow when we're down in low 30s with bunks closed and then with one open.


I just think it's under-powered at 1600 BTU for the 233s. Wonder if upgrading it to the NT20sq at 1900 BTU would be worth the $500. Portable heater is a lot cheaper
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If you're hooked up to AC power then an electric heater is a good choice. We do that in the early & late seasons and it works very well & then in the morning I'll turn on the furnace to help take the chill off. If you don't have reflectix in the bunk ends & Pugs or solar blankets on the outside of the bunks, I strongly suggest getting them. It does make quite a difference. We found that out years ago when we were still in our popup. When we got the Roo that was one of the first things we did was cut Reflectix to fit the windows in the bunk ends. We did it on an early spring day when it was chilly & windy. As we put each piece in it made an obvious difference by cutting the breeze & the temp began to rise making the coach much more comfortable.
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:21 PM   #6
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Yep. It was 4 screws in the front panel. Checked the tubes, they were fine. Checked the flame, all blue looked to be burning good. Temp this morning was 44 degrees in the camper. Fired up the furnace and got it up to 60 degrees by setting the thermostat at 80 and fan on high. Had bunk ends all closed. Will test it again tomorrow when we're down in low 30s with bunks closed and then with one open.


I just think it's under-powered at 1600 BTU for the 233s. Wonder if upgrading it to the NT20sq at 1900 BTU would be worth the $500. Portable heater is a lot cheaper

I have a 2015 233s and I am camping now in Maine with temps at night down into the 30s. I put popup gizmos on and reflectix in windows and the furnace has no problems. The rear bunk also stays warm. I have no issues with condensation st night either. Best money I've spent on the camper

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Old 10-14-2018, 07:58 AM   #7
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My 2009 Roo has the furnace under the oven. The vent blew out towards the doorway, which seems really dumb. I moved the vent to blow towards the couch. One of the best mods I"ve made.
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Check the ducts to see if they are loaded with sawdust and other junk from the factory.

This is a common issue with today's high standards of quality control!
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Ok - new to this furnace business- I don’t normally have to use it and got a 2018 Vibe 288RLS. Where would I find the furnace to light the pilot? The manual doesn’t give the location and I’m clueless!
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Grandmasteph,
Your furnace probably has direct spark ignition and so there is no pilot light to light. It should light on it's own. Give it a try. Make sure you have purged air from lines by lighting a burner on the stove first.
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