Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2011, 01:14 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1
2008 Forest River pop up Suburban Furnace

My furnace ignites fine,but there is more heat passing out the the exhaust vents than inside our camper,is it possible the furnace was installed backwards???
__________________

__________________
caspercaesar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 2,381
NO!!!!!!!!. What is going outside the camper is deadly, it is the product of combustion. All furnaces are heat exchangers. The flame is burned in a chamber, and the combustion gasses are sent outside, through some sort of chimney. Air is blown across the chamber, and ducted in to the area for heat. It is not 100% efficient, but it works, and it's the best we have going right now.
__________________

__________________
LadyWindrider
2012 Ford F250 ext. Cab 4x4
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

2008 Work and Play 18LT
LadyWindrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 10:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Jeep4Two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 615
Efficiency on these types of furnaces is rather low. I don't know the exact numbers but I would expect 80% efficient or less. At 80% the exhaust will still be quite hot. Compared with a 90+ efficiency home furnace, the exhaust is super hot (my +90 uses PVC for the flue - so its pretty cool).

I also have a 250,000 BTU gas heater in my pool, 85% efficient and trust me, the flue vent is really HOT!

I think you are fine as long as the temp of the air coming out of the furnace inside the camper is 15-25 degrees above the inside temp of the air in the camper.
__________________
Jeep4Two
2011 FR Rockwood Premiere A126 Hard Side
TV=2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2 Dr
Reese 66065 WDH, Curt WDH Shank #17120
Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, Mopar 7-pin Harness
B&M Transmission Cooler (#70268)
Jeep4Two is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
furnace

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:30 PM.