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Old 12-22-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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Furnace won't keep trailer warm

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".
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hi

I use a portable baseboard heater and the electric fireplace in really cold weather. You need to watch your current draw as the total draw is very near 30 amps. It's no problem if you are hooked up to 50 amps.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:00 PM   #3
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Your dealer might be right in that there's not an issue, or they might not. Hard to tell without seeing the actual unit.

From what you described, it sounds like there's a few possibilities:

1) Blockage in the ducts
2) Blower doesn't blow hard enough
3) External loss from ducts to outside

There's potentially more, but that's some of the first things I'd check.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:11 PM   #4
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I would look at all the places where a duct is joined to either another duct or register. You can bet they dont tape them at the factory,you could be bleeding warm air at those places. Tape them up just like residential ducts are done.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:46 PM   #5
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Furnace problem

I would contact Forest River customer service I've had good luck with them even covered repairs out of warranty. May want to contact the furnace maker and try another dealer. I'd try Forest River first!
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:04 PM   #6
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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".
Densal, I know for a Fact that our Furnace will (Run You Out) at Temps way below (40Deg.F)! Now without (Supplemental Heat) our unit Cools Down pretty Quick when it is (COLD and Windy) but the furnace brings the Temp right back up,Very Fast! With (Supplemental Heat) the Furnace comes on Very Seldom! Your unit needs (Warrantee) work performed!! Youroo!!
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:34 PM   #7
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Contacact FR. Your furnance at 40 degree ambient temp should run you out your trailer. we've had 2 32' trailers and don't even turn then on till we're in thr 20-30 degree range! Think someone is trying to blow smoke cause they don't wan a pull belly pan!
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #8
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Most likely a disconnected vent ( duct from plenum ) or a crushed duct. disconnected is most likely as all the ducts would have to be crushed to cause little air at each one, One disconnect will effect all. Also check furnace air box. There are several exit ports available and unused ones should be blocked( actually never opened).
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #9
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Is the air that's blowing even warm\hot? If not perhaps your furnace is cycling the fan only and no propane.
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It's going to depend on which floor ducts are not putting air out. The Famous FR mistake is or has been either the duct has been 1/2 off at the plenum or if it is what I think it is that your duct is crushed with a strap. Depending on which your not getting enough air out of. FR will take a 4"rd off and then divide it with a wye branch to make 2 duct registers. Sorry that will not work. If you can check around the Pileum first. Check to see that nothing is being loss there then try to trace as far as you can for anything like wires or piping that reducing the air flow. Also you can take a ribbon and tape it to the end of register and see how it blows at each one. You should be plain old hot with 30,000 BTU. My guess would be a loose duct or a crushed one from an overzealous line worker.
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