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Old 09-22-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Furnace Ducting / Roof or Floor

Morning, Does anyone know if the fiurnace on a 2014 233s is to be ducted from the roof? We picked ours up yesterday and tried it out last night. The temp went down to 6 C and if it wasn't for the heated mattress it would have been misserable. I can only see 2 floor vents, one at the entrance door and one in the bathroom under the shower. I find it hard to believe that they are the only ones or am I missing something? Thanks
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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Heat at floor. Some A/C Mfg. offer a (Heat strip) add on for A/C units. Then you would have Roof Heat. Youroo!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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Are those heat/AC vents on each side of the vent.

Is the thermostat set right, gas bottles full and turned on.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:07 AM   #4
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I can only see 2 floor vents, one at the entrance door and one in the bathroom under the shower. I find it hard to believe that they are the only ones or am I missing something? Thanks
Our 23IKSS only has 2 vents for heat - so it may be the same setup in your tt. Does seem like a pretty cheap way to do it. Our furnace is in the very back with one vent there and the other in bathroom, which is also in the back. So it makes for rather un-even heating, but in the couple times we have needed it, the camper has stayed pretty warm. Would have been nice if they spread the heat out a little though...
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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Morning, Yes it would have been nice to maybe to have few more vents. With the bathroom door closed, all we have is is one 4" vent at the door to heat the trailer. If they would have at least had the furnace open to push air into the center of the trailer it would have been better. The thermosat has options for high and low fan speed,but running last night it had only one speed.
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Morning, Yes it would have been nice to maybe to have few more vents. With the bathroom door closed, all we have is is one 4" vent at the door to heat the trailer. If they would have at least had the furnace open to push air into the center of the trailer it would have been better. The thermosat has options for high and low fan speed,but running last night it had only one speed.
Might try a small 12 volt fan to circulate that heat toward the front. If you put it as high as possible, it might help. Might need a 12 volt outlet to make this option work. It won't use much juice.

If you are plugged in, you may also want a small 5000BTU space heater. Lots of folks do that, including me
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Morning, Yes it would have been nice to maybe to have few more vents. With the bathroom door closed, all we have is is one 4" vent at the door to heat the trailer. If they would have at least had the furnace open to push air into the center of the trailer it would have been better. The thermosat has options for high and low fan speed,but running last night it had only one speed.
But the bathroom sure stays toasty with half the heat going into that little space!! We left the bathroom door open to get better air flow. The bunk end light/fan units also help keep things circulating.

I really like the ducted AC. Would be nice if the heat had a similar setp, but to have a true ducted heat system, they would have to run something under the floor like they do in a lot of the larger tt's.
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We just picked up a little buddy 5k to 9k but indoor safe this thing hears the camper by itself. We do use the heater in our shamrock but does seem to turn on more than off :/
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the furnace is floor only. the high/low fan setting is for ONLY for the a/c, not the furnace. furnace fan has only one speed.

heat does NOT go through any of the ceiling vents, only floor vents.

a heat strip will only work for certain a/c units.
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Too bad you couldn't run the fan and heat at the same time. My father in law has a tracer that has heat ducts on the floor and when you turn the heat on the fan kicks on up top and disperses the heat through the ceiling vents
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