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Old 09-01-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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I am Ed from Canada. Have a 2001 Newmar Kountry Star motorhome. We love it, however nearly freeze in it going to the USA in winter.
Hope to get it rectified before we take off this winter.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:08 PM   #2
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kraut:Hi and a GREAT BIG WELCOME from No. East Tn. to the forum. It's a very informative site. No matter what the problem or question-someone has a knowledgeable answer for you.Are you referring to the furnace or the engine dash heat system? I close the door at the bath and heat or cool without air in the rear of my coach
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IF the rig is too cold driving then there are a few things you can do.

1: Check for leaks in the front area. Cold air may be entering (happened on my coach) There are several ways to check starting with a good visual

2: Crank up the old generator and plug in a few thousand watts of small electric space heaters.. Do figure out a way to keep 'em from tipping over if you stand on the brakes (IE; Strap them to a slab of plywood)
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kraut:Hi and a GREAT BIG WELCOME from No. East Tn. to the forum. It's a very informative site. No matter what the problem or question-someone has a knowledgeable answer for you.Are you referring to the furnace or the engine dash heat system? I close the door at the bath and heat or cool without air in the rear of my coach
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Thanks for both the welcome and the reply.
It is the dash heat that is only luke warm. Hot air vent is at 81 degrees.
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IF the rig is too cold driving then there are a few things you can do.

1: Check for leaks in the front area. Cold air may be entering (happened on my coach) There are several ways to check starting with a good visual

2: Crank up the old generator and plug in a few thousand watts of small electric space heaters.. Do figure out a way to keep 'em from tipping over if you stand on the brakes (IE; Strap them to a slab of plywood)
Thanks for the reply.
The system seems hot however 81 degrees at the vent output. I had thought about the generator and heaters, however hoped I could get it to work properly otherwise. I installed an inline booster pump to push the hot water to the front , however it did not help.
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How old is this rig? Low temp out from the heater vents can be caused by any of the following:

1: Clogged heater core, low coolant flow (yes it's still called coolant)
2; Bad thermostat on engine causing low coolant temp.
3: Air door stuck, or not fully closing on the heater core bypass.
4: Air conditioner pump stuck ON (Bearings froze)
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