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Old 10-25-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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RV Floor Heat Registers

We have a travel trailer with 4 floor heat registers. Two of them are in inconvenient locations. Dirt gets in them and to date we have managed to not drop anything in the heating ducts. Our luck may run out someday. Who's bright idea was to put them on the floor anyway Any one else out there feel the same???
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Howdy and welcome to iRV2. I suppose they do it that way because it's the most "cost effective" means of running the ductwork. They are nice to stand on when it's cold outside.
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tell us where You want them!

They try to install the heater ducts where best for the trailer I hate one in mine also and had to buy a new one broke the first one with My big foot lol Bushman
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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You can get some filters at home depot designed for heat registers. Keeps things from dropping down in them. I suspect they will reduce air flow some.
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Heat rises, so putting heat into an RV from the floor makes sense.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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My RV has heaters in the floor and electric heater built into my electric unit. For those of you that have the same type of configuration, what heating system do you use and why?

In the past I have used my electric system because the gas system plays hell on sinuses.
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If I'm boondocking, I use gas heater. If hooked up, I use electric heat to save LP.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:17 PM   #8
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Heat! yes did our best to try it out on our first ever trailer camping trip. However i found one major problem. when the built it the placed the thermostat right above it. dose not run for long. LOL

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In the past I have used my electric system because the gas system plays hell on sinuses.
How so when the vent is to the outside?
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We have a travel trailer with 4 floor heat registers. Two of them are in inconvenient locations. Dirt gets in them and to date we have managed to not drop anything in the heating ducts. Our luck may run out someday. Who's bright idea was to put them on the floor anyway Any one else out there feel the same???
Our Class-C has them in the floor right at the dinette. The best place to collect crumbs among the other stuff that falls down vents. Our NorthTrail TT has them in the walls where they stay nice an clean. When camped ina CG, we use a small electric heater. We only use the propane furnace if the electric heater wont keep it warm enough or when we're dry camped somewhere for the night with no hookups.

Maybe someday all the RV mfgs will have them in the walls.
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Heat rises, so putting heat into an RV from the floor makes sense.
The heat vents in our NT TT are in the walls a few inches about the floor. There is no reason to put them higher. They stay clean and unlike the floor registers and don't start to snag slippers or shoes when getting worn from being stepped on a million times.
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yep, pretty simple - heat rises so put them in or close to the floor...
nice to have heated floors for my tootsies
and in our case the heating is run under the floor to warm the basement as well...

fyi, register replacements can be had for cheap @ any of the big box stores-
I even got some that have vanes that can be closed for the summer months...
2 minutes and the plastics ones are back in for the winter months...
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