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Old 12-22-2014, 03:54 PM   #11
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Ive use mine in -4c at the winter rallies it ran 40 mins per hour but was hot inside check to return cold air for blockages as well
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:07 PM   #12
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Look at the furnace and see if the ductwork is connected. My brand new hyperlite had the duct pushed completely off when the electrical panel was installed. All the hot air from the one side was blowing on the converter and electrical box. It is pretty hard to see unless your looking for it.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:48 PM   #13
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Your Maxx is made in a different factory that my 282 RKX 5th wheel so things might be different. My unit has only 2 heat registers. One is in the floor of the bedroom at the foot of the bed and the other is in the riser to the first step up from the living area near the entry door. There are 2 cold air returns, one in the bathroom and one in the rear of the living area (in my rear kitchen). Oddly (at least in my opinion), both my cold air returns have a slight warm draft coming out of them rather than pulling cold air from my living spaces while the two heat vents have a lot of air flow.


Maybe you have only one hot air vent that is not performing and the other two are cold air returns. That might simplify getting to the correct missing hot air vent.


Gljurczyk is very knowledgably on FR furnace vent issues. I'd follow his advice and check out the hot-air vent for a crushed, obstructed or disconnected hot-air line first.


My unit provides plenty of heat down to 20 degrees and I'm sure even colder. Good luck!
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:42 PM   #14
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I have a 2015 Wildcat Maxx 27ft. Very little air is blowing out the three vents in the floor, and the 30,000 btu furnace won't keep the trailer warm in 40 degree temp. I would like to hear from anyone else that has this problem and anyone that has a fix. My dealer has looked at it two times and now has told me to "live with it".
If your dealer had that type of attitude I would contact Forest River and tell them about the problem and there attitude.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:58 PM   #15
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I had the same problem with my unit. I took it back to the dealer and they found that the furnace was not totally assembled from the factory. Somebody didn't do there job when they put the furnace in at the factory. Sloppy work on the manufactures part. It's hard to get quality work from these guys
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:29 PM   #16
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Hi what is the temperture at the registers when running? Use a house themometer and check it at each register! check it when it starts and when its been running for about 10 min. It should be at least 90* or more for sure.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:23 AM   #17
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Had same problem (sort of ) in my fr3 the thermostat is kind of weird and no instructions on how to work it was available. With the right sequence , was able to get super hot air coming out of vents. Before, the ac fan was operating with furnace at same time and the air was only luke warm. Once the thermostat was set properly, it worked like a charm.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:14 AM   #18
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Furnace wont keep trailer warm

Had the same type of problem on my Rockwood 2701SS. Like others have suggested, check your duct work where it attaches to the plenum. Mine was not attached, just sitting there in front of it,thus I had very low airflow. I have used my trailer in much colder temps than 40 F, while moose hunting, and the furnace has no problem heating the Rockwood since I attached the ductwork at the furnace.. As others have suggested, check the main duct connection first.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:36 AM   #19
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Hi what is the temperture at the registers when running? Use a house themometer and check it at each register! check it when it starts and when its been running for about 10 min. It should be at least 90* or more for sure.
X2! When in doubt - measure.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:41 PM   #20
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My furnace was heating the inside of the kitchen cabinets well, with one of the ducts off at the plenum. That is a very common problem with new units. Your dealer is being irrisponsible and should be able to fix it.


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