Winnebago / Itasca Aqua Hot Exhaust problem
Hope this post will help the new shopper, and if anyone has found a solution please post here. The problem is serious and should be valid enough for a recall. The 2012 Winnebago and Itasca 42 qd floorplan has a serious flaw in that the manufacturer has vented the diesel fumes from the Aqua Hot system to the patio side of the coach, essentially asphyxiating any one trying to sit under the awning or on the patio side of the coach (passenger side).... Not only is the outdoor enjoyment seriously hampered by smelly, black, fumes, but they really thought this one through when they dumped the exhaust right DIRECTLY under a bedroom window, yes, those bedroom windows will have to remain CLOSED while the Aqua Hot is on, if you do not want stunk up skunk exhaust fumes in your coach.... Of course you know carbon monoxide poisoning is less risk with diesel but it does STILL EXIST.....
Contacted Winnebago to ask when the recall was coming and was told that THIS WAS DONE BY DESIGN....???? (due to the full wall slide on this floorplan)...
beware buyers of this flaw, it is embarassing to "smoke out" your newly met camping friends on the first sit down at your $380,000 RV..... Cmon Winnebago, RECALL this and get us a pipe out the rear...Of course I could always just "turn it off" everytime I wanted to be on the patio side of my coach...but kinda defeats the purpose of such a pricey component???