Thor Ace 30.1 Furnace
While insulating my front cap I was looking around the RV to see if anything else needed to be done. I see this screened area under the cabinet in the bedroom. I assume this is the air intake for the furnace. Not having to need heat so far I turned on the furnace to see if it worked. It came on, no problem. I took out the drawer over the furnace and removed the panel covering the bottom of the drawe so I could see the furnace. Pretty tight in there. Trying to figure out exactly where the return air is pulled in. I see several ducts running to different areas. I also saw my city water connection hose and 30 amp power wire laying on top of the furnace. Wondering if it got hot enough to cause a problem I let it run for a few minutes. It got really hot. I re routed both the water and power wire to not touch the furnace anywhere. I suggest other owners do the same. It was very easy.
I am concerned that the return air is not isolated and the unit is located in a compartment that isn't sealed from the outside that could allow outside air to be pulled into the unit.
This pic shows the wire and hose laying on top of the unit.
Also the compartment isn't insulated and cold air and hot air can come into the rv from this area.
Anyone else see this as a problem?