RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Thor Industries Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
ChallengerRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,080
Air filter

Looking for furnace air filter on 33.2 palazzo. Any help out there?
__________________

ChallengerRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-18-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,486
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChallengerRN View Post
Looking for furnace air filter on 33.2 palazzo. Any help out there?
I have been told that our furnaces have no filters so I stopped looking.
__________________

__________________
Terry & Alice
2006 Bounder 38L DP
2012 GMC Terrain
firedoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 07:31 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
ChallengerRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,080
Well my son in law is in heat & air-he says it will have one. Lol. I'm with you. We are getting some light black soot (dust maybe) on everything??
ChallengerRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Butte64's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Aiken County, SC
Posts: 1,855
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChallengerRN View Post
Well my son in law is in heat & air-he says it will have one. Lol. I'm with you. We are getting some light black soot (dust maybe) on everything??
I cannot see any place for a filter and also was told there is none. But I did see a lot of sawdust in the heater compartment that needs to be cleaned out.

Fortunately no black soot or anything else coming out the heater vents and we have used it a lot.
__________________
Jerry
2018 Entegra Aspire 42DEQ Sweet Victory
2017 Grand Cherokee
Butte64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
RVRandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChallengerRN View Post
Well my son in law is in heat & air-he says it will have one. Lol. I'm with you. We are getting some light black soot (dust maybe) on everything??
Have you been driving recently? I heard of someone else having an issue with the seal around either the engine compartment or the bedroom slide out leaking allowing soot from the diesel exhaust to get in.

As far as I know, based on experience with several MH's with these same types of heaters, they have no filter.

The only filter the AC units have is a piece of foam under the grille on the ceiling.
__________________
2013 Thor Palazzo 33.2
RVRandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 8,539
I've never been able to find a filter on any furnace in the RV's I have owned.

Air conditioner, Yes but furnace...No

However that's not to say all of them are the same. Let us know if you find one.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS

Don't know where I'm going, spose I'll get there anyway.
Arch Hoagland is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 07:43 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fredericksburg, TX
Posts: 280
There was mention on post# 169 and 174 in this thread
about the ash/soot problem.
__________________
Jim
2019 Lance 975
2019 Ford F350, 2017 Harley Tri Glide, 1 wife and 1 cat
jrd48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 08:36 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
ChallengerRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,080
In answer to the sawdust in furnace runs. I hooked a duct cleaning truck to mine and pulled all the sawdust out. Lots in mine along with a 3" plug that they cut out for something.
ChallengerRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 06:35 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,454
Blog Entries: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChallengerRN View Post
In answer to the sawdust in furnace runs. I hooked a duct cleaning truck to mine and pulled all the sawdust out. Lots in mine along with a 3" plug that they cut out for something.
Very interesting!
TheArnolds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 141
Mine had lots of sawdust in it as well. Don't think I have got it all out yet.
__________________
Jim, Lisa and Sailor, the Australian Terrier
Thor Palazzo 33.1
Freedom65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 08:39 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
ChallengerRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,080
I know it's been awhile since any post on the furnace air filter. Was checking the compartment where the water pump is and found the cold air return for the furnace. It's about a 3" hole in the roof of that compartment. Look into the hole and you see the squirrel cage for the fan. For sure no filter here. Be real simple to add one
ChallengerRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 05:56 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Butte64's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Aiken County, SC
Posts: 1,855
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChallengerRN View Post
I know it's been awhile since any post on the furnace air filter. Was checking the compartment where the water pump is and found the cold air return for the furnace. It's about a 3" hole in the roof of that compartment. Look into the hole and you see the squirrel cage for the fan. For sure no filter here. Be real simple to add one
Could you post a picture and identify your model? In my 33.1 the furnace is a metal box behind the removable slats in the bedroom below the light switches and thermostat. I can't relate what I see to your description. One of the openings in that box is the inlet but have not figured an easy and safe way to put a filter on it. Maybe take a house filter and mount on back side of that removable slat assembly.
__________________
Jerry
2018 Entegra Aspire 42DEQ Sweet Victory
2017 Grand Cherokee
Butte64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 06:24 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Indy1951's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Indianapolis,Indiana
Posts: 248
Personally I would check with the furnace manufacture first to see what they have to say about installing a filter. All filters have a restrictive quality to air flow about them some more than others. If a filter would restrict air flow to the furnace then you would start experiencing a over heating situation causing limit switches to trip and shorten the life of the equipment.
Indy1951 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 12:15 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
ChallengerRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,080
My mistake -- after looking closer. The squirrel cage I saw is actually the bottom of the bathroom register cover from the furnace . The 3 " hole is a heating hole for the basement that goes into the water compartment. Sorry--I'm still looking for the intake. Ha
__________________

ChallengerRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.