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Old 04-15-2018, 05:56 PM   #1
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Turtling our 8289WS

Severe weather heading our way. Gusts up to 50 MPH predicted. Going to bring our slides in to protect the toppers. Question: has anyone run their 8289 furnace with the slides in? Any problems with doing that?
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:02 PM   #2
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As long as you don’t block the floor vents when you bring in the slides you will be OK. Restricting air flow from the furnace can cause it to overheat.

Even with the 50 mph wind gusts leaving your slides out shouldn’t be a problem unless you have slide toppers on them.
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The floor vents will be fine. It's the air intake I'm a little concerned about. The retracted wall will be about 7-8" in front of the intake vent.Click image for larger version

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How did you make out with the wind and the furnace. Your unit is the exact same as ours but we did not get ours till last fall. Still learning the tricks to keep our unit in good shape. Personally, when we get on one of our winter trips down south I would not think that 7 or 8 inches would be a problem when running the furnace.
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How did you make out with the wind and the furnace. Your unit is the exact same as ours but we did not get ours till last fall. Still learning the tricks to keep our unit in good shape. Personally, when we get on one of our winter trips down south I would not think that 7 or 8 inches would be a problem when running the furnace.
No problem with running the furnace with the slides in. However, this model basically confines you to the bedroom and bathroom while turtled. You can set up a camp chair by the door downstairs and that's about it. Can't even open the fridge.

We turtled it and went elsewhere for the day. Not an ideal floorplan if you've got slide toppers in a windstorm.
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