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Old 01-04-2016, 03:08 PM   #91
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Originally, the furnace was under the bed with vents, as shown on the website. But there was concern with bedding impacting the performance, so it was moved to the rear dinette until the Atwood stopped that model.
Thanks Jim! That makes sense.

It would be possible to go back to the under-bed mounting, with longer ducts to the bathroom wall and drawer cabinet to avoid the bedding. Since the under-bed location requires ducting, it would need to be the AFSD12 model (rather than the unducted AFSAD12 model), so it would take more electrical power (3.4 amps instead of 2.4 amps), and it would generate more noise, although that noise would be better muffled. It seems like an unreasonably extensive change to ask for as a factory mod, but an owner replacing the original model 8012 furnace (or buying a new 21' without the furnace if Escape would do that) could go this way if they had a strong preference for it.
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I am not sure I would be keen on having the furnace under the bed. Those things make enough noise without being directly under my head.
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I am not sure I would be keen on having the furnace under the bed. Those things make enough noise without being directly under my head.
I'm wondering about having a water heater under there.
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:49 PM   #94
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I'm wondering about having a water heater under there.
No noise, you turn it off at night......
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:50 PM   #95
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I'm wondering about having a water heater under there.
The water heater has no fan, so it's much quieter, and we usually have it turned off at night.
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:55 PM   #96
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I am not sure I would be keen on having the furnace under the bed. Those things make enough noise without being directly under my head.
I'm not sure how much different this would be than in the cabinet beside the end of the bed, but I agree that this would be a significant consideration. Being ducted would help, but I don't know if it would help enough.
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Yup, it's unfortunate that they keep improving the product.
Please explain why improving the product is unfortunate.
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Old 01-04-2016, 04:04 PM   #98
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Please explain why improving the product is unfortunate.
I took it as sarcasm.
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