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Old 03-02-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Heat in back bath

I own a coachmen mirada 35ds with the bath and half. I have no heat in the back bathroom and after 12weeks of it being in service I am being told today that the back bath only gets residual heat so it will not get warm in there. This is the shower room why would they make a unit like that. Their solution is to put adjustable vents in the bedroom and middle bathroom and close them so I can get heat in the back bath! This Is crazy to me, does anyone else have/had this problem and if so how did it get fixed? Thanks in advance

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Old 03-02-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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Hi shpstw,
Why would a manufacturer make a unit without heat in the rear bath,,,,it all comes down to $s. It's cheaper not to run the duct work to the rear bath. If they did run the duct work they may need to install a larger furnace to meet industry standards.

The bottom line is about the only choice you have is a small portable heater.

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Old 03-02-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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shpstw, we have a Coachman 2006 Epic class A with no heat in the bath from the factory. Added a duct thru basement to solve the problem.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:41 PM   #4
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Im sorry for any confusion,there is a vent in bathroom, just no heat coming out of it.Being told since it's last on the duct run that's why there is no heat. They want me to partially close the vent before it which is our bedroom! There should be at least enough heat to take a semi comfortable shower in that bathroom,but there is not.just hoping someone has had a similar issue with a way to resolve it. Thanks
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:58 PM   #5
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You might try blocking the other vents with some carpet pieces to see if you can get ANY heat to the back BR. Most heater vents are usually supplied by the furnace squirrel cage fan. If the rest of the vents are closed and you're not getting any heat, it would indicate a vent hose may have become disconnected to that rear vent. If you get lots of warm air, you'll probably need to go with some regulated type of vents.

Seems I recall seeing a selection at Home Depot or you can look here .. http://www.floorregisterresources.com/here. Bob
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I wonder, if you could find the heater it self and follow the the duct work. It's possible that the cutout at the heater it self was not removed. Can you feel any air movement at all? Do you have two furances or just one?
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:07 PM   #7
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You can put a computer fan, which come 3 and 4 in. round, into the duct behind the register. Wire either a switch on the wall or back to the heater blower for operation. The fans are 12 volt and can be found at Radio shack or computer stores for a few dollars. This will produce air movement.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:11 PM   #8
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Call the manufacturer and see what they have to say. All manufacturers' have Customer Relations lines.
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I wonder if your rig has the feature where engine coolant is piped thru the water heater to heat it up while traveling, and also plumbed into a auto-type heater for rear RV heat - ours is under the rear bed, others are built into the toilet pedestal - there's a blower motor speed control on the dasboard of our Winnie to control airflow - it's a nice feature, but obviously only effective when the engine is running.

Worth checking into.
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Scroll down and you will find a thread where this is being addressed and some possible remedies. " insufficient heater airflow to back of coach"

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