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Old 08-25-2015, 06:12 PM   #11
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That is what I would like to do. I was questioning where the return air was. I couldn't imagine a furnace with-out one. I finally found a service manual on line that shows the return air slots. I figured there had to be something I was missing. The way my furnace is installed you can't see them. I now know for sure that the nice copper grill is the return duct.

Now I need to take a good look at this furnace and see how hard it is going to be to get to the motor. Do you recall as to whether you needed to remove the furnace to wire a motor switch in? Or will I be lucky and be able to wire the switch in at the thermostat?

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Had to remove the unit and 2 items were difficult, 1 is to remove the outside vent tube as it is a very snug fit into the furnace 2 is on our unit, it is difficult to disconnect the propane line due to lack of wrench clearance. I also sealed all the seams on the furnace with alum tape before reinstalling.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:15 PM   #12
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Good thread. I'm a full timer and plan to add a small wood stove in mine as soon as the warranty expires. I also plan to use the furnace fan to circulate the warm (hot) air throughout the TT.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:56 PM   #13
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Wouldn't it be easier to just plug in a fan (12V if you have no shore power) to circulate the air? You could direct it towards the ceiling to turn over the air better.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:26 PM   #14
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I have had four TTs over the years and none had a cold air return duct per se. The air coming out of the furnace is distributed via hot air ducts and the cold air return is a grill or grid located at or near the furnace itself. The air returns to the furnace via the door ways and under the doors.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:29 PM   #15
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Wouldn't it be easier to just plug in a fan (12V if you have no shore power) to circulate the air? You could direct it towards the ceiling to turn over the air better.
Doesn't circulate thru the underbelly into the basement which is what is wanted on a cold night.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:40 AM   #16
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Is there a filter on the cold air return like in a house?
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:43 PM   #17
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maybe just boost to the cold areas with these...

Suncourt Inductor 4 in. In-Line Duct Fan-DB204 - The Home Depot
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:35 AM   #18
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Wouldn't it be easier to just plug in a fan (12V if you have no shore power) to circulate the air? You could direct it towards the ceiling to turn over the air better.

A fan in front of the heater is not needed, just buy a heater with a fan. If it blows then just turn on the ceiling fan for better heat circulation. Yes it would be but as someone else mentioned it won't heat the under belly at all. This would defeat part of what I would like to do.


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Is there a filter on the cold air return like in a house?

No, there is no filter but probably is not needed. The returned air goes right into the combustion chamber. I would think any, or at least most, dust drawn back to the furnace would burn up there. You could place a filter in front of the decorative grill but I wouldn't, you may restrict the air flow too much if you used a good filter. The grill will act as a leaf catching filter. (cheap filter)


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maybe just boost to the cold areas with these...

Suncourt Inductor 4 in. In-Line Duct Fan-DB204 - The Home Depot


I have been thinking about a booster fan, actually two of them. I would place one under the kitchen sink and just crack that door open an inch or so. That would supply more heat to the underbelly than it would normally receive. I have a decorative grill under my tv set. This is where I considered placing the second one. This would supply better air circulation in the area where the water pump is.


A better solution to the water pump might be using a heat tape on the pump and plumbing in that area, or a small electric thermostat controlled heater. Jus need a little heat to keep any water in that area from freezing. Nothing else in that area really needs any heat.


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...No, there is no filter but probably is not needed. The returned air goes right into the combustion chamber. I would think any, or at least most, dust drawn back to the furnace would burn up there. You could place a filter in front of the decorative grill but I wouldn't, you may restrict the air flow too much if you used a good filter. The grill will act as a leaf catching filter. (cheap filter)..Jim
Correction: Combustion air is drawn in from the outside, not from the inside of the trailer.
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x2 ....oxygen depletion...that's why the warnings when using gas range for heat supplement...."you feeling sleepy too dear"
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