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Old 12-26-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Cold Floors

We have 04 allegro 30 DA MH. The question is our floor are cold! Feel like there is a draft somewhere. When we run the furnace and it shut off I feel the draft. Not sure where it's coming from. I have rugs up against the front where the gas and brake are, no help. Where should I look or what can I do or is this normal?
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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Hi Ho: This isn't going to help much, but the basement is cold (relative to the living space) and just due to simple thermodynamics that means the floor will feel (be) cold. Tiffin has started to offer a heated floor on some of the higher end coaches which I would certainly opt for if I used the coach in cold weather. What you can do now is somewhat more problematic. We found the use of a resistive heater with blower seemed to help because we set the thing on the floor. Heated air normally rises so the thermostat will get the heat more directly than the floor.

Also, the use of rugs may make the floor seem warmer because the direct contact to your feet is lessened through the rug.

The standard answer is to go where it is warm. Oh, well.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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Your cold air is coming off of the windows. They are single pane and air is cooled as it hits the surface. Cold air falls and it feels like you have draft along the edge of the floor.

You could try insulating the windows (we use Reflectix which works well sun as well).
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:28 AM   #4
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probably gaps in your slide seals
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:52 AM   #5
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Our floors are cold too, wonder if there's a way to attach, heat tape?? to the underside of the motor home center flooring .
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:19 AM   #6
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might take forever for heat to migrate up to the floor.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:25 PM   #9
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We have 04 allegro 30 DA MH. The question is our floor are cold! Feel like there is a draft somewhere. When we run the furnace and it shut off I feel the draft. Not sure where it's coming from. I have rugs up against the front where the gas and brake are, no help. Where should I look or what can I do or is this normal?
This was a big problem with us with our 2013 Itasca Ellpse42 GD. I have a neuropathy and cannot tolerate cold in my feet. It was as much of a problem in summer as winter because the air conditioning would always seem to settle in the tiled floor.
Rugs in the bathroom helped when I had to get up at night and heavy socks barely made it tolerable during the day, even with shoes on, it seemed to penetrate. Best was temperate weather when AC was not required.
This was a big factor in our trading what was going to be our last coach, the 2013 Ellipse for the Allegro bus 45LP. We love it, and the cold floor problem is solved as there is heat in the floor with a thermostat for it in the half bath. Irene
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:15 PM   #10
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Dear Trekkers, We have a new Ellipse 42QD, and yup those tile floors get cold. And, we arrived at the same conclusion, the only coach we like better, if we had the option to do it again, is the Allegro Bus. Very nice coach, and glad to hear your toes are toasty warm.
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Tile floors always seem to be cold unless you have a heated floor. One of the reasons I won't opt for tile in the bedroom! I don't like my feet to hit the cold tile when I get up.
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We are up in the snow and the floor feels cold. I am considering a heated rug like this. Also need to see what I can do to insulate the floors and the slide. I can feel the draft from the slide. http://cozywinters.com/shop/rug-heat.html. or http://www.amazon.com/SpeedHeat-Rugb.../dp/B000YYAPV6
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if you feel a draft from the slide, your seals maybe bad
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