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Old 11-15-2015, 03:19 PM   #1
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Living with the slides in

Turns out I became a bit long-winded describing the background of this post, so skip to the last paragraph for the actual infornation.


Having never had thanksgiving with the in laws, our presence was requested this year. My mother in law had recently bought a new house, and she was very excited that there was RV parking for us. She even put a 30 amp outlet out there, which was a very nice gesture. When I gave them the measurements needed for our 41RSSB4, I was confidently told that it wouldn't be a problem at all and it would fit beautifully as the available space was "huge." Thinking that the size of our trailer might be a bit underestimated, it was insisted that proper measurements be taken, just in case it won't fit and we would need to stay at a campground. An area of 65'X18' was given, so we were good and very excited to spend the month of November with them.

Well, turns out that the space isn't rectangular, but in fact trapezium, and the space became signicantly smaller at the back. Since we were really only planning on sleeping and cooking breakfast in the trailer for the most part anyway (I say most part because, well, sometimes you just need a break) we were still able to get the unit spotted into place and put out the bedroom slides and the kitchen slide. (In this case it worked out really well having the kitchen and living room as separate slides.)

So! The weather has been pretty decent, and for the most part only the heat pump has been running as best I can tell. There have been a couple nights that dropped down to 27 or so degrees, and the furnace kicked on like normal. I was concerned that having all the living room vents blocked off may cause issues with the heater, so I called the salesman to verify. Not being sure if this was an issue he called the factory and reported back that they said everything would be fine. I would like to think it won't have any issues, but I thought I would reach out to see what everyone else thinks.

Thoughts?

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Old 11-15-2015, 04:52 PM   #2
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Won't be a problem. It will push more air thru other openings like bedroom and basement.
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:55 AM   #3
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Won't be a problem. It will push more air thru other openings like bedroom and basement.
And bedroom.
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Old 11-16-2015, 02:28 AM   #4
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But what if you don't have any slides out? Can you safely run the furnace? Wouldn't all but the basement duct be blocked?

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Old 11-16-2015, 06:34 PM   #5
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But what if you don't have any slides out? Can you safely run the furnace? Wouldn't all but the basement duct be blocked?

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Toilet is open at least it is in ours. The two on drivers side kitchen slide are not completely covered or there is space between the bottom of slide and floor for air to escape.
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:56 PM   #6
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On the few nights on the upper Texas Gulf Coast that sub-freezing temperatures are a threat, I have no problem whatsoever running the propane furnace to keep the basement above freezing with our 38RSSA in covered storage plugged into 30 amp service and the slides retracted.

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Old 11-16-2015, 07:16 PM   #7
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Thanks Ron, you have a good point. I totally forgot about the bathroom vent and there is "space" on the off door side slide.

Thanks Rusty, looks like you have the exact same unit we have! I was paranoid about running the furnace with the slides in but if you've been doing it with no adverse effects I guess I can too.

Thanks guys!

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Old 12-02-2015, 01:29 AM   #8
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I have run the furnace and ACs via the generator when traveling in extremely cold/hot weather in order to have the insides comfortable as soon as we are stopper for the evening. Have not had a problem that I am aware of, and thankfully, this does not occur very often.
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