Originally Posted by BCnomad
The furnance model changed and Reace couldn't fit it under the dinette driver side of the recent 21 builds. Whether the squaring of the tub will allow dinette placement again is a question mark.
Interesting point - I suppose the dinette fit issue for the new AFSAD12 model was the depth (front to back, which is dinette bench face to exterior wall). It was never clear to me what dimension was an issue, because there were mentions of height but the new AFSAD12 is lower than the old 8012.
Unfortunately, the morons who run the Atwood web sites (atwoodmobile.com and askforatwood.com) are still
showing the old model and not the new one. The downloadable furnace catalog is from 2007! It's hard to imagine any other business in which your published catalog can be years out of date without going bankrupt... but this is the RV world so it's okay.
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008
The furnace will remain in the drawer stack in the 21 and not under the bed as it was felt that bedding would interfere with it's operation.
I agree that the logic of avoiding under-bed placement has not changed.
To me, the middle of the trailer seems like an inherently better location that stuck in the far back end, anyway.