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Old 03-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a new Slingshot 32QB. My one hangup is on the heater, it is not ducted and in the center of the untit. I'm concerned that the heat may not be adequate to keep the bunk room and the queen bed area warm enough, any thoughts based on experience?

Also, does anyone know if the bumper is spot-welded or continuous weld-steel?

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Old 03-08-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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I don't know that trailer specificaly but I would guess that the heater IS ducted under cabinets INSTEAD of under the floor.Our last two were that way.

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Old 03-08-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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I think all campers now do have ducts.They maybe the flex duct that come off the heating unit and as said, have a grill for the air to discharge out of.I have had several like this and usually you find that not all the ducts have great air flow.I would fire off the heater and feel the discharge on each grill and if the flow is hard to feel or not blowing any distance,I would rethink this.Of course you can always use electric heat when on shore power or maybe get a larger heater with larger flow.These usually aren't to hard to swap out.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:04 PM   #4
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You didn't mention what model year your trailer is but I just had a look at the Slinger specs and it says that you have ducted heat in your trailer as a standard item. If you aren't getting any heat in the extremes of the your trailer then I would consider that a warranty issue and should be addressed asap.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:18 PM   #5
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Thank you for the posts, the dealer is the one that said it was not ducted, the AC has roof ducts, I have not yet tested as I have not yet taken delivery.

Can someone comment on the importance of adding the Fantastic Fan options?

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:12 AM   #6
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This is the first camper I have had with the fantastic fan (My fan is exhaust only) and I wonder why it took so long for me to get one. We dry camp a lot where we don't need A/C but need to cool down the camper.Ours is in the living room only and has a thermostatic on the wall.It closes (so far) everytime it starts to rain and works great.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:24 PM   #7
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I can confirm that the heat on my Slingshot 29BH is NOT ducted. It blows directly from the heater into the living area from the heater. As this is a new unit I have not had the opportunity to use it yet (can't wait for warmer weather!) so I can't comment on how cold the bunk or queen bed areas might get. The AC, however, DOES have roof ducts.

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Old 03-09-2011, 12:42 PM   #8
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My 22BH has a non-ducted furnace and worked great to front bed. Can only imagine it being warmer in bunk area since it is closer to them than the front.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:21 AM   #9
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I have a Slingshot GT26RL and have the same set-up. Called the facotry and they confirmed it is not ducted. It's under the fridge and blows hot air from there. Had freezing temps in the Texas Hill Country one weekend andthe heater warmed the trailer fine, although we used a ocillating fan in the bed room to circulate the air. The issue was that it was shuting off and on too frequently, and then the alarm went off. I reset and it was fine, but the frequent on/off cycles was disturbing. I spoke to other RV owners that use a small ceramic heater which is much quieter, although more localized to a specific area, andit saves the LP Gas.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:22 PM   #10
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I have 2 fantatic fans in my Cruiser, one in the front bedroom and one in the living area. Both are operated with a thermostat on the wall close to each fan.

They work great and definetly will draw in ALOT of air. You do have to open windows to get the full effect. I use mine when Im loading up for a trip and in 80 degree weather the air that is circulated into the Cruiser makes it feel much cooler than it is. It actually creates a breeze inside the trailer.

I would recommend them in any area other than the bathroom. The reason is this: I found that just my small bath fan in the overhead vent draws alot of air into the bathroom and it also sometimes draw the smell from the blacktank into the bahtrom if left on for a long period of time. So Im thinking that a fantastic fan in the bath would draw alot more up from the tank so myself, I would stay away from having one in the bathroom.
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