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Old 04-05-2015, 07:11 PM   #1
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2015 FB AC duct adjustment

We just picked our new 2015 FB Twin an used it for the first time this weekend. We noticed the heat pump AC, Fan) has considerably more airflow to the outlets in the back of the camper than to the bedroom. The curbside outlets in the bedroom barely get any air. I expected a more even output. Is there some adjustments that can be made to balance the flow?


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Old 04-05-2015, 08:21 PM   #2
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Ours is the same way. There is no adjustment that I know. We are taking ours to Jackson Center in two weeks.

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Thanks, let me know if you find out anything.

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Old 04-07-2015, 11:48 AM   #4
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I heard back from my dealer. They called Airstream who said it's most likely due to the ducts not being properly sealed and the air to the front ducts may be escaping into the air return. At least they confirmed there is something wrong and the airflow should be evenly distributed front and back.


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Old 04-07-2015, 12:07 PM   #5
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AS does make adjustable vents for the ducted air, contact the parts department
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I have noticed the same with my 2014 FB when I use the propane heater. The front bedroom is a lot cooler then the main lounge area.

I think in the 2015 models the HP air is duct through the ceil/walls to reduce noise so we might be talking about different duct work.
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I have also noticed that I can't really tell the difference in air flow no matter which HP I turn on. Being essentially a new feature perhaps better quality control is in order.
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A friend of mine had several spots where the air ducting was pinched off during construction. The factory was able to repair the damage.
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Who has the time to run back to the factory because "maybe" the ducting has a pinch. At the RV park where I currently am at I only have 30amp service available so I am only using 1 HP at a time. This is keeping me quite comfortable. Kind of wonder if 1 AC would be just fine and have another Fantastic fan instead of just one.
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I have an appointment at the Factory Service Center on April 28th. The number one issue on my punch list is that there is no air flow coming from the street side vents. I am guessing that something has to be pinched off in the ducting system.

I'll report back after the Factory visit.

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It's interesting Brian that your problem is left to right balance and mine is front to back. The factory is too far away for me so I have an appointment on the 23rd with my closest AS dealer to get it fixed. They are still 170 miles away and expect to have the trailer for up to 10 days, so it's two trips. I'm very concerned with what can get damaged if the ceiling has to come down. Hopefully they can do heater duct angioplasty.

Better quality control is definitely in order both at the factory and at delivery. This isn't hard to test if you know you need to. I didn't notice on delivery because it was too cold for the HP that day so the furnace was running.


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I have noticed the same with my 2014 FB when I use the propane heater. The front bedroom is a lot cooler then the main lounge area.

I think in the 2015 models the HP air is duct through the ceil/walls to reduce noise so we might be talking about different duct work.
There are tow duct systems in the 2015 AS. The ceilings are for the AC(s) and HP(s) and the lower units in cabinets and such are for the forced hot air heat system which does run off propane.
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It's interesting Brian that your problem is left to right balance and mine is front to back. The factory is too far away for me so I have an appointment on the 23rd with my closest AS dealer to get it fixed. They are still 170 miles away and expect to have the trailer for up to 10 days, so it's two trips. I'm very concerned with what can get damaged if the ceiling has to come down. Hopefully they can do heater duct angioplasty.

Better quality control is definitely in order both at the factory and at delivery. This isn't hard to test if you know you need to. I didn't notice on delivery because it was too cold for the HP that day so the furnace was running.


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Hi Craig,

I was able to determine that New Lucy had an air conditioning duct problem on the day that I took delivery at the dealer. I mentioned it to the dealer that day, thinking that there might be an adjustment somewhere. One of the technicians came out and looked at it, and agreed that it wasn't working right. In discussing it with the technician, I realized that he knew less about this new system than I did. Accordingly, I did not let him touch it, and decided that this is the type of issue that I want handled at Jackson Center.

My concern was the same as yours. I didn't want an incompetent dealer ripping stuff apart that he didn't know how to get back together.

I have had a couple of nightmare experiences at Airstream Dealers that were incompetent. I have been to JC three different times, and found that they really know what they are doing. It's a shame that Airstream doesn't have a Factory Service Center somewhere in the west.

Since our appointment at the Service Center is not until the 28th, please let us know what about your dealer experience with this issue.

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2015 th air duct adjustment

My new unit was delivered to my dealer 5 days ago and it came with the adjustable duct covers. My salesman, Beau, at shorewood rv said he really pushed the factory to make sure those were included.
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