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Old 10-10-2018, 11:11 AM   #2479
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What found is there is about 12' of duct hose stuffed in where you need about 8'. I took off the panels pulled out as much ducting as I could, then cut off the excess. After doing that the air flow was better from the furnace.

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I did the same Matti and agree.

Ronnie, I was thinking about that hole in the floor. Could it be that they did not want all the air going down there, so they STRATEGICALLY cut a small hole to moderate or reduce the airflow for optimal flow in the belly pan.

Now that it is unrestricted, maybe all of your air is going there and not to other spots.

But, then I remembered, it’s AS, so likely just some dude trying to meet a quota and thought that would do the trick.
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Rich,

When I first saw that picture, I wondered the same, thinking perhaps the restricted airflow was intentional.

But Ronnie said: "The 2” hole in the plywood was already ready cut I just had to cut out the vinyl flooring to open up the hole and allow heated air to enter more freely."

Then, I thought: If they intended to restrict the airflow by cutting the vinyl accordingly, then why bother to cut a full 2" hole in the plywood?

I soon came to the conclusion it was not intended, but rather a production mistake.

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Old 10-10-2018, 11:47 AM   #2481
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Rich,
Here’s my thoughts on that.
“If” Airstream was smart enough and had the fore thought to calculate CFM needs of the gray tank area and “If” Airstream were to implement that calculation into their design, I do not think they would use the vinyl floor with a rough cut razor knife stab as a regulating baffle. I could be wrong though.......
The duct is 2” and the hole cut in the floor is 2”.......
Also when I changed out my freshwater tank the 2”duct for that tank was wide open (see photo)
There is no return air vent from the gray tank area so once the pan is “pressured”. Only the air leaking out of the pan will create the CFM exchange rate.( Which will not be a lot) The back pressure created by this should prevent a drop in flow to other vents.
By opening up the vent hole I am allowing the best chance for heated air to enter around the tank.
This is just another botched job by you know who......
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:04 PM   #2482
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Photo of under the bathroom sink.

Here’s a pic of the bathroom sink guts. Vanity removed.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:14 PM   #2483
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Thanks for sharing this Ronnie. How did you notice the leak?
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:12 AM   #2484
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While you are in there it is not a bad idea to snug the four Phillips screws on the back of the city water inlet. If they are loose you can get a leak when the water pressure gets high.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:56 AM   #2485
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I wonder if AS scientifically placed a given number of openings in strategic places to get just the right amount of air around that freshwater tank. I’m sure they computer modeled it with an air/fluid dynamics program.
Not sure when I’ll get to all my duct work, but I now know it can be better.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:42 AM   #2486
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Thanks for sharing this Ronnie. How did you notice the leak?
Last trip out I had a small drip from the back of the street side wheel well. Looked under vanity and was able to feel the insulation wat wet around the city water hook up. I tighten it on site but after returning home I decided to open the can of worms and remove the vanity for closer insection and so I could get a fan in there to make sure all was dry.
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While you are in there it is not a bad idea to snug the four Phillips screws on the back of the city water inlet. If they are loose you can get a leak when the water pressure gets high.
Thanks for the heads up. I did that also. I was able to get an 1/8 turn on them without risk of over torquing.
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First problem ever with my trailer was leak on city water inlet. Tightened it and all was good. Hard part was seeing anything, so I decided to make a see-thru access panel that would allow me to easily check on all that plumbing when I wanted to. Removed the wooden back piece of the vanity top shelf and put a piece of 1/8" plexiglass in it's place. Clear view of all without taking anything out. Click image for larger version

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No idea why photo posted twice......
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First problem ever with my trailer was leak on city water inlet. Tightened it and all was good. Hard part was seeing anything, so I decided to make a see-thru access panel that would allow me to easily check on all that plumbing when I wanted to. Removed the wooden back piece of the vanity top shelf and put a piece of 1/8" plexiglass in it's place. Clear view of all without taking anything out. Attachment 324953


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