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Old 03-14-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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No heat from bedroom outlet

I was recently camping and had to use the furnace. The front outlets by the entry door really poured out the heat but I got none in the bathroom and bedroom. I tried to see the hoses but could not. Is this normal for a Dolphin or is there a fix? Do others have this problem?
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:36 PM   #2
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If yours is anything like my '05 Seabreeze, the heater air flow to the bedroom is blocked by the sliding door between kitchen and bathroom. They have tried to route it down and under the coach to clear the obstruction, but it doesn't work. If you crawl underneath you will see what I mean. I have been unable to come up with a fix.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:45 AM   #3
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I had this problem while it was still under warranty and took it to Perris. They did something that resulted in some air but not much at the bedroom. In the process, they replaced several of the outlets with the type that can be adjusted for flow. If I close or reduce the flow up forward, the flow in the bedroom will increase. I think there is no doubt that the big metal plenum is designed to favor the forward area. You can see some of the hoses under the refrig if you remove that screen panel. Sorry I can't be more specific.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:38 AM   #4
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I had issues with the heat ducts on my Gulfstream and they allowed my dealer to cut a new vent under warranty. I bought vent covers with dampers as well. These two things combined helped. You could have an obstruction as well. The real "fix" for me was to buy a little Honeywell space heater to even the heat out.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:05 PM   #5
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My problem is different. I have heat in the aft end, but I don't get it out of the bathroom register. Any suggestions as to why.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #6
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IF I recall, the bathroom is just a "T" from the line going to the bedroom. You might get in there and remove the vent cover and see if something is in there blocking the flow. Or it could be that it is one of the adjustable dampers and it is broken in the closed position.
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Yep, it was broken inside. I removed the grill entirely and out came the heat. Camping workld here i come.
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I had the same problem with my 2005 T350 Tropical.....removed the hoses and found insulation stuffed in the hoses...thought they may have done this to limit the amount of air ...the thermostat is in the bedroom and the room is small....removed the insulation and works fine....
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I carry 2 small ceramic cube heaters. I use one up front and one on the bathroom counter. It keeps the RV nice and warm, in 15 to 20 degree weather.
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I carry 2 small ceramic cube heaters. I use one up front and one on the bathroom counter. It keeps the RV nice and warm, in 15 to 20 degree weather.
Right on, small heaters do a great job.
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I carry 2 small ceramic cube heaters. I use one up front and one on the bathroom counter. It keeps the RV nice and warm, in 15 to 20 degree weather.


How do you keep your tanks and lines from freezing. If the tanks are heated with the propane furnace, does using the electric heat interfere with this?
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How do you keep your tanks and lines from freezing. If the tanks are heated with the propane furnace, does using the electric heat interfere with this?
Most of the cold weather I have been in, was just durning the night. It takes a while for the tanks to get cold enough to freese. I run the furnance for a while in the morning. Iff I am expecting cold down into the teens, I may set the therostat on the furnance to cut in around 58/60 degrees.
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During the winter, we only get the occasional freeze (mid 20's overnight or maybe a few days at a time).
I don't winterize, since we make lots of weekend trips, all year. I make sure the propane tank is full, and I am plugged into 110V to keep the batteries up while in storage. Then I set the thermostat to 40 degrees F. I also open up the cabinet doors under all of the sinks. I have done this for several years now, and have never had any problems with freezing pipes or tanks.
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