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Old 12-31-2017, 03:10 PM   #1
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Rear coach Heater

So in my motohome have a switch on the dash labeled "COACH HEATER" with a low and high setting. The manual on the coach has the drawings for this heater. My issue is I cannot find this heater anyplace in the motor home, nor do we hear any noise on high or low ?

Anyone have this model and know where the heater may be ? I assume its not on either slide but I dont find it anyplace else.

We are currently living in it full time in Northern NY (AKA Snow Country) and had the vehicle running yesterday and today to warm stuff up and this topic was one we are trying to figure out.
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Are you asking about a fleetwood Bounder??? If so you have posted to Winnebago owner site. Try Fleetwood.
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Our Sightseer had a fan forced heater in the rear, with high and low speeds. Worked great for keeping motor home warm on cold days. Our current motor home, Forza, gets some rear heat from diesel engine but still feels cold.
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Are you asking about a fleetwood Bounder??? If so you have posted to Winnebago owner site. Try Fleetwood.
He has a Winnebago Adventurer . . . Where did Bounder come from??

It is a separate heating unit, under the bed. Coolant from the engine is circulated through it in the same manner as in the front "dash" heater.
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Actually the unit is up front under the floor, accessed from outside, it's behind the water heater on the 35U. It uses engine heat to heat the coach while driving. Uses the same ductwork in the floor as the propane furnace. Check for a blown fuse. Common problem is for the squirrel cage fan to move on the shaft, hitting the housing and locking up, which blows the fuse.
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Actually the unit is up front under the floor, accessed from outside, it's behind the water heater on the 35U. It uses engine heat to heat the coach while driving. Uses the same ductwork in the floor as the propane furnace. Check for a blown fuse. Common problem is for the squirrel cage fan to move on the shaft, hitting the housing and locking up, which blows the fuse.
When the heater is working correctly you can hear it with the engine at idle (both low and high) and while driving you can feel the warmth coming from the front heat 'register' just aft of the doghouse. Great option. We have ours on high from Manitoba to Texas every first week in January!!

Hope you find the fuse. Access to the blower is as quoted above. A little bit more toward the center of the coach and still on the right side by the back of the coach water heater. It's a bit hard to identify because the cover is just a flat piece of tin held on by a bunch of sheet metal screws.

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Thanks All. I just checked all the fuses inside and they are good. Its -7 right now outside and i need to dig out the front to get the compartment open and check those. I am guessing the fan fuse is the issue as nothing comes from the register unless the furnace is on. I'll pull my power manuals later once I warm up a bit ! (may be June)

Had hoped to be in a car port for the winter but things never work out the way we want. I keep saying its almost spring...88 days i think..then move to VA and not deal with this snow stuff !
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That back heater only works when the engine is running. It might be wired to the ignition when on.
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That back heater only works when the engine is running. It might be wired to the ignition when on.
YES absolutely. The blower (and that's all it is) will only work with the key on. Can't remember if the engine needs to be running for the blower to work. And it's colder where I am than where you are, so I'm not checking it until tomorrow.

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Thanks. I am sure you are all correct. I doubt it would work unless the chassis engine is running, which it is right now as its -20 and my furnace appears to not want to work. This winter stuff sucks. On to furnace repair now.
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A search here will find that this has been discussed many times.

Here's one from just a month ago.
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