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Old 11-14-2018, 01:18 PM   #1
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Outside noise of Montana furnace

Just curious if the furnace used in a new Montana is much louder than others? Iím in a 2019 KZ Durango gold with Suburban furnace. When walking up from the outside with my furnace running I can tell it is on, but it is not very loud.
A couple pulled into the RV park we are at with a new Montana approx 40í with 6 slides. They are parked next to us which is about 12í from us. When their furnace cycles on it seems quite loud with typical roar of burner. I can hear in my unit as far back as my bedroom in rear of our unit. We have front living unit with furnace on curb side of our 5er. His is on street side. Itís not disruptive just much louder than mine so I was curious if it was just larger or different design?

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Maybe he has a larger capacity furnace.
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I've had to run my overhead A/C fan to reduce neighbors furnace jet engines. Moved next day. Try that in a S&B...
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I noticed the same thing in Arkansas last week. There was a Montana that looked to be +40' and I think 5 slides. We were 4 sites away in a state park and could here the furnace roaring when outside.
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I've got an older, smallish 5th wheel next to me and their furnace sounds like a 737 on takeoff. And they run it whenever it's below 70 degrees. Doesn't really bother me, just never heard anything so loud!
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:51 AM   #6
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This is about the same. It reminds me of the old oil or propane heaters used in shops that were long and cylindrical. I would think since I have similar footage and lay out. My Durango Gold would have a similar sized unit. Mine you only notice the sound once you get the steps. Both were bought new in July?? Just curious itís not real disruptive.
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Had an older Thor Americana fiver next to us for couple nights--very loud roar from his furnace and he used it a lot. Was happy when he moved. Our DRV is very quiet, can only hear the air moving inside. Outside, you almost have to put your hand on the grille to tell it is running. Don't know why some are very noisy and others not....
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When I used to walk thru the RV Park it was easy to tell which furnaces were running. Not scientific but walking without looking at the rigs when I heard a furnace running and looked, 8 out of 10 times it was a motorhome. In this park 80% of the rigs were 5th wheels
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Looks like Montana uses a 35,000btu Atwood Furnace
Your rig uses a 35,000btu Suburban Furnace


Burner design/combustion chamber size???
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Besides the differences in manufacturers, the placement of the heater can make a difference. If it's between 2 slides the sound will be echoed off the slide sides and somewhat amplified like a megaphone effect especially if you a downwind/down noise of the heater. Some water heaters are like that too. Jet engine starting up. We use the electric element when possible although ours are in the moderate noise range.
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