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Old 02-27-2024, 04:28 AM   #1
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Heat issues.. and radio

Hey folks new here.

My wife and I just bought a used 2021 coleman lantern 251tq toy hauler.. and ordering if any one notice the heating not really blowing anywhere other than from the furnace grill itself? No air blowing in the bathroom vent and the master bedroom vent won't even shake a Kleenex.. seems to be a very poor design..and we live in Canada...we need the heat! Al

Also my Radio stopped working .. it works on all functions am fm blue tooth.. but no sound in either zone? Worked yesterday.

Not to Impressed so far

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Old 02-27-2024, 02:02 PM   #2
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Cleaning and servicing the furnace may be in order. Dirty fans can greatly decrease air flow.

Obstructions in ducts can cause the issue. Small animals may have taken up residence in the ducts.

Ducts may have become disconnected. RV's are traveling earth quakes.

Some designs were poor. Reviewing duct routing may reveal places that can be improved.

Scoping the ducts can be useful.

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Old 02-27-2024, 02:06 PM   #3
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Please post make and model of the radio for better advice. A picture may help.

My Furrion has two audio outputs. One for the inside speakers. One for the outside speakers. Both can be turned "OFF" at the same time. Verify the inside speakers are "ON".
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Old 02-27-2024, 10:17 PM   #4
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The RV furnaces I'm familiar have either been the type that delivers all heat from single vent located right on the furnace (small TT), or a ducted one that delivers the heated air from floor grates in a couple different locations in the camper (larger TT). So they have been either/or, not a combination of a vent on the furnace plus other ducted vents. Your TT seems relatively large, so it doesn't seem likely to me that it would use the furnace for a smaller TT interior space that only blows from a vent on the furnace itself. I would suggest looking around on the floor for heating registers and confirm if heat is coming from those. I apologize if this is what you are referring to in your OP, but it wasn't clear to me.
If there are vents in the ceiling, those are for the air conditioner and not the furnace. Air will not come out of those while heating unless you are using a heat pump feature and have a setting turned on via the thermostat to do so.

EDIT: I tried googling your toy hauler and didn't really find reference to a propane furnace, so maybe it doesn't have one? I see reference to an electric fireplace and this brochure says "5 kBtu heater" which is quite small. https://library.rvusa.com/brochure/2...an-Lantern.pdf

This video walk through just breezes over the fireplace with no explanation. Although I see what looks like a vent for a smaller size furnace under the fridge at 1:29 into video. If that's the case, that is the only place where heated air will come out. Looks like one of these.I see what look like an A/C duct in the bathroom but he doesn't offer any explanation.
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Dutchmen is famous for poor duct sealing. I recommend taking the covers down and having a roll of quality aluminum tape handy to complete their job.
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