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Old 12-21-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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Changing (HOUSE) Air Filter?

2004 Meridian 34H 350Cat. (Front to Back facing bed)

Just bought it 2 weeks ago today and upon playing around and checking things out I discovered a Air Filter laying horizontal under the night stand on the passenger side of the bed. I can see it and it is FILTHY and needs to be changed. I am assuming it is the return air for the basement A/C. But for the life of me I can not see how to change it.

There is a egg crate type screen (with 1/2 holes) facing forward, I removed the drawers and felt around behind the screen and can not feet any latches or can I move it up or down or sideways.......

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Old 12-21-2015, 03:21 PM   #2
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2004 Meridian 34H 350Cat. (Front to Back facing bed)

Just bought it 2 weeks ago today and upon playing around and checking things out I discovered a Air Filter laying horizontal under the night stand on the passenger side of the bed. I can see it and it is FILTHY and needs to be changed. I am assuming it is the return air for the basement A/C. But for the life of me I can not see how to change it.

There is a egg crate type screen (with 1/2 holes) facing forward, I removed the drawers and felt around behind the screen and can not feet any latches or can I move it up or down or sideways.......

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I once owned a 2003 34H so yours might be similar.

As installed by Winnebago, you had to lift the bed to remove the filter and the fit made it a real PIA.

I modified mine and installed a return air register that held a filter on the side of the bed base. That allowed changing the filter from outside the bed. Just flip 2 tabs and replace the filter.

I sealed the slots under the bed with aluminum duct tape and foam filler.
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:21 PM   #3
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Is there a wooden frame around the screen? If so, it should pull off and give you access to the filter.
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:43 PM   #4
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Page 8-16 (pdf page 110) of the 2004 Meridian Operator Manual show's the AC filter and how to change it.
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:45 PM   #5
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Move the bed mattress over and then you can access it with out any tools. Very simple.
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:57 PM   #6
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I know what you guys are talking about but mine is NOT Vertical. It is Horizontal laying down UNDER the night stand (not under the bed as it says in the manual).......

It looks like I am going to have to figure out how to post pictures... LoL......

There ia a wood frame and I pulled on it pretty hard with no luck...
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Take a look at pages 7-3 & 7-4 (59 & 60 of the pdf) of the 2005 Meridian Operator Manual. That sounds more like what you have--perhaps it was a running change somewhere in the 2004 model production.
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:07 PM   #8
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There is a carpeted lid along side of the nightstand that lifts up.
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There is a carpeted lid along side of the nightstand that lifts up.
Bingo...... Got it thanks......... LeeB
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FYI, these are normally the cheap fiberglass thread-type filters. I've been using Filtrette brand pleated filters with great results. If you choose to use pleated filters you will have to change them often at first, then when most of the fine dirt and lint is removed, it goes down to once a month of living in the RV.
I know it sure reduced my asthma symptoms by using pleated filters.
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Changing the filter

The "Egg Crate" panel just pulls straight off. Then you can see the filter and lift it out. It should be a 14 X 20 filter
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The "Egg Crate" panel just pulls straight off. Then you can see the filter and lift it out. It should be a 14 X 20 filter

On the 2006 which SHOULD be identical to the 2004, the front grate is permanently installed. The only access to the filter is the trap door next to the bed as described above. Just feel around for a hole in the carpet and pull from there
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On the 2006 which SHOULD be identical to the 2004, the front grate is permanently installed. The only access to the filter is the trap door next to the bed as described above. Just feel around for a hole in the carpet and pull from there


Found it thanks..... By Accident actually I was using the serface to get up and my finger found the hole.......
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