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Old 02-12-2015, 09:13 AM   #51
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What is folks experience with the heater right at there feet at the dinette, I really think that would be uncomfortable.
It is . . . on bare legs.
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If stuff didn't change, we'd be sitting around a fire in a cave.
You see this reaction whenever there is change. It is a pretty common human trait to at first resist change, as we have seen many times before. Once people realize it is for the better they move on.

One of the ones that gets me, is that when Facebook makes some big changes, there are tons of people up in arms about it, wanting them to take it back to where it used to be, and threatening to leave if they keep making these changes. I suggest they just ask for their money back..... oh wait, they get it for free.
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Oh, and you most definitely would not want the furnace on the galley side. The exhaust gasses under the awning would be awful. We spend a lot of time sitting at the table under the awning, and this would be a definite deal breaker for us.
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I'm wondering too if moving the furnace further away from the refrigerator will help with THAT issue. No, we're not going to start talking about refrigerators in this thread I was just merely thinking out loud.
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The heater is it's present position is far enough from the bed that it's operation is almost silent vs next to the bed in the 19' model. As far as the exhaust and siting outside, they are mutually exclusive, it is that cold to have the furnace on, you are probably not sitting out under the awning for shade, perhaps further away at a campfire.
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Dometic strikes again. Another fine mess brought to you by the makers of the RML8555.
The furnace is by Atwood, not Dometic.

The problem with raising the seat is the back rests are already an inch away from the bottom of the window.

The furnace can't be mounted in the kitchen cabinet facing the bathroom as the exhaust needs to be ducted straight out the rear of the unit.

I looked at the Suburban furnace and it is (in my opinion) junk. I think I would have more of you upset with that move.

I missed mentioning in my earlier post that the furnace location has not changed in the other size trailers.

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As far as the exhaust and siting outside, they are mutually exclusive, it is that cold to have the furnace on, you are probably not sitting out under the awning for shade, perhaps further away at a campfire.
Not at all. Most people I know set up their table under the awning, where they cook, eat and clean dishes. Plus whenever it is raining, we gather under the awning, sipping our coffee or cocktails. It is true though, that we usually turn the furnace off, or down, when outside, but often Momma is doing stuff inside, and likes to be cozy then. Unless it is quite cold, and people need the warmth, a fire is a rare thing for us until at least supper time.

I have never seen a furnace in any trailer vented out the front. Not sure if there is a code thing, or not, or just common sense on the manufacturers part.
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Reace's post above shows that he's already on top of it. I'd wait it out until you see the photos with two drawers above the unit.
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Once again, I'm very impressed by how Reece and Tammy listen to their customers. Bravo!
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Reace's post above shows that he's already on top of it. I'd wait it out until you see the photos with two drawers above the unit.
Makes good sense Robert, but what are the odds on that actually happening?
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