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Old 05-06-2017, 07:58 PM   #1
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Design flaw

Just bought a sunset trail 330bh, camping in it now as we speak, had to cut heat on last night and thermostat is located right over heat vent, it's literally blowing right into it so when hear comes on the thermostat goes to climbing fast and it will not run over a couple of minutes thermostat jumps 10 degrees and heat cuts off, rest of camper still cool, any one else run into this? My other issue is if u pull the camper in the rain the outdoor kitchen gets wet?
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:36 PM   #2
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I have a late 2013 25rb with thermo on wall to right of bath door . Early 2013's had thermo on left of door right above heat register. And had same problem you are having til they switched to my style ,away from register. Funny that they made that model for a few years before changing locations of thermo. Must not been smart enough to figure how to solve until some new person noticed.
Have to wonder why that type of thing is still happening,
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Can you block that register? Someone must have designed that at 4:59 on a Friday. Lol Sorry not funny.
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Try a plastic magnetic deflector on the register for a temporary fix.
Does the register have a adjustable flap in it?
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:14 PM   #5
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Replace the vent with one that has a built in damper. All residential vents sold in HD or Lowes will have dampers. Partially close off the vent below the thermostat, less heat there means the furnace will run longer and heat the rest of the camper.

On mine the thermostat was mounted on the side of the refrigerator cabinet and open to outside temps thru the exterior vents. So the thermostat was always wrong, summer or winter, even morning vs night. I had to remove the refrigerator and add rigid foam insulation so the thermostat was not affected by outside temps.
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:06 PM   #6
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Your only fix is the clear plastic deflector to keep heat over floor vs. Up to thermo.
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Crossroads has 2 major design flaws, engineering and workmanship. I find something wrong with my unit every year connected with one of those. I'm getting tired of it too!
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Crossroads has 2 major design flaws, engineering and workmanship. I find something wrong with my unit every year connected with one of those. I'm getting tired of it too!
I'm starting to feel the same way, problem with closing off vent is there is only 3 in the entire 33ft camper, plastic deflector won't work cause vent is in front of 2 cabinet doors that has to open, no what's gonna happen is dealer is gonna move thermostat
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I'm starting to feel the same way, problem with closing off vent is there is only 3 in the entire 33ft camper, plastic deflector won't work cause vent is in front of 2 cabinet doors that has to open, no what's gonna happen is dealer is gonna move thermostat
Again replace the vent with same size house vent with built in damper. No additional height.
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You dont want a damper in the vent , you want heat to come out of it. Make them move the thermo to where it should have been in the first place.
Assembler should have realized that heat will turn off furnace when he was installing and should have stopped and told management what the problem was...oh ,sorry i was thinking of a realistic approach.
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