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Old 05-07-2012, 06:48 AM   #1
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Less dust in RV now.

Noticed accumulation of stuff that had fallen into floor registers. Removed register and vacuumed. Couldn't get everything with the big hand vac so I taped a piece of garden hose on it. Accidently hose went deep into duct and almost immediatly vac plugged up. One hour and over a quart of sawdust and metal shavings later I put everything back together.
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I did the same as you just after purchasing my unit new. I discovered quite a bit of manufacturing "junk" by using a mirror and moving it from duct to duct trying to improve the air flow by looking for obstructions.

I put two shop vac hoses together and fed it through the duct work moving from register to register and was able to pull most all of the stuff out. Chunks of wood, wood shavings, carpet shavings, enough screws to fill a pill bottle, and just dust. Well worth the effort.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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I clean ours every year. I also use the floor register filters to reduce dust in the RV. One just removes the floor duct, places the material over the hole, replaces the register. I even have a large one covering the return duct. I get it coming and going. Then again, I have asthma.
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I cleaned down inside the duct but never got very far in. I intend to try the 2 hoses hooked together, old as this one is I can only imagine the dirt and crud in there.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:18 AM   #5
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Noticed accumulation of stuff that had fallen into floor registers. Removed register and vacuumed. Couldn't get everything with the big hand vac so I taped a piece of garden hose on it. Accidently hose went deep into duct and almost immediatly vac plugged up. One hour and over a quart of sawdust and metal shavings later I put everything back together.
I did the same thing when we bought our new 5er last year, I noticed alot of stuff in the duct work so vacuumed them out. Then I also went to the hardware store (Canadian Tire) and purchased the magnetic covers for the vents. Our duct work is right down the middle & the vent in the kitchen floor can get alot of stuff falling into the vent. Having the vent covered in the kitchen is wonderful. I also put a magnetic cover over the vent in the bedroom as we don't like alot of heat in there. The way our 5er is designed we get alot the heat going into the bedroom up front anyways, so having the extra heat is too much.

When we had our S&B we used vacuum out the duct work as well. What alot of crud builds up in there. Cheerio, Jeannine
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:26 AM   #6
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I need to add this to the list of things to get done...it seems like there is always something that needs done..lol But I love camping!
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Wow, I'm definitely going to have to do this. With two large shedders I bet I get enough hair to build another dog

We do have a extraordinary amount of dust in the RV.
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