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Old 04-23-2016, 10:26 PM   #1
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Help with dryer vent placement.

Hi All, I have a 2014 FR Salem Hemisphere Lite 366BH 5th wheel that I am currently living in full time with my family. We had a pipe break in our house and now it looks like we could be living in our camper for a year. I have a connection for a washer to be hooked up but there is not a vent for a vented combo to be connected. I contacted a mobile repair tech to come out to install a dryer vent and after he removed panels and contacted FR he says there is no way to put one in. I was wondering if anyone has done an install themselves or had one done and could advise where the vent was placed. Our washer connection sits in the very front closet and the tech that came out said there is no room to come out either side of the trailer with hose and vent. I really do not want to put in a non vented washer/dryer if I can help it. I have allergies and using a laundry mat causes mine to get worse and with 5 people living full time in the camper we do a lot of laundry. If any one has any ideas on how to or where to install a vent it would be greatly appreciated.Pictures would help too so I could show the tech. Since we are living in our camper full time I am not able to just take it to another place for a second opinion. I'm just at a loss and alway seem to get good help from this forum. Thank you so much for your help.
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:33 PM   #2
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That's my problem I don't know about cutting the hole for the vent. Camping World would probably charge right much


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Old 09-18-2016, 09:16 AM   #3
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I cut the hole in camper myself but I had to cut off about half of the vent pipe to make it all work. I cut right through a stud


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Old 09-18-2016, 10:06 AM   #4
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I don't know how well it works in Fla. but a "Cool morning will Show Wall supports on Most RVs! I would do ALL "Exploratory Drilling" inside the area where you are placing the W/D! If you screw up NO Biggy,it will be covered anyway! NOW if you Drill from the "Outside" of the RV and Screw Up,then it's a "BIGGY"! Youroo!!
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Old 09-18-2016, 10:50 AM   #5
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I had no choice but to drill the hole through the stud. No room.


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Old 09-18-2016, 11:13 AM   #6
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I cut a hole in the floor behind the dresser next to the washer / dryer. It was in the front closet and Wildcat Kris said that was where it was planned to go. The trick is to drill a small hole (maybe 3/4") to see where the frame is and then look where the vent hole could go.
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Our 2012 Silverback had a template located on the left side on the forward closet for the dryer showing where the vent hole was to be located. Plenty of room.
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:35 AM   #8
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Behind the closet is the shower, below the closet is the furnace. There is just enough room for the washer/dryer, you can't move the vent. The vent had to come out straight through the wall, as a matter of fact the only way you can get the vent hose out is reach through the hole and pull the vent hose out. Anyway it's going to be hard to get my dryer out but it has to be done


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I thought the OP was asking about a 2014 Salem,are all of your Replies Helping "Their Unit"?? Youroo!!
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I thought the OP was asking about a 2014 Salem,are all of your Replies Helping "Their Unit"?? Youroo!!
A lot of similaries between FR units. Don't be so easily confused.
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A lot of similaries between FR units. Don't be so easily confused.
You just keep thinking that when you read the posts in regards to "starter trailer,low end units,pecking order,tier level,Top of the Line,ect" Youroo!!
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You just keep thinking that when you read the posts in regards to "starter trailer,low end units,pecking order,tier level,Top of the Line,ect" Youroo!!
Now who's getting OT?
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