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Old 02-15-2014, 01:26 PM   #1
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Basement Heat Duct's location?

Hello, My neighbor has a '06 32' Journey. He runs the LP furnace but wants to block off the vents/ducts to the basement area.

Can you tell me where the basement area LP heat ducts are?

I am guessing a small 2" somewhere.

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Old 02-15-2014, 03:56 PM   #2
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Does he realize that the ducts into the basement area are there to keep his plumbing from freezing?
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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Hello, My neighbor has a '06 32' Journey. He runs the LP furnace but wants to block off the vents/ducts to the basement area.
Can you tell me where the basement area LP heat ducts are?
I am guessing a small 2" somewhere.
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My coach, (not a Winnegago), has a 1 1/2" diameter hole in the sheet metal plenum under the propane furnace, (in a basement storage bay).
There is a metal slide on that plenum that can be used to open/close the hole.
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:35 PM   #4
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Yes, we know the reason for basement heat. However we are in S Texas and stuff does not freeze @ 40 degrees but a bit of heat inside is nice.

Yes, I am on a Winne forum and am asking about a Winnie. I owned a Safari for 7 years and know about the metal plenum and the sliding thingy on it.

If I needed Safari Info I'd be on one of the 2 Safari Forums on Yahoo. Sorry Mel, I know you are only trying to help.

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Old 02-15-2014, 08:58 PM   #5
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Jim,
I believe there is a 2 inch hose in the wet compartment but you have to get behind the white metal cover to see it. If you have 40 degree weather then he should normally be using the basement heatpumps and not the propane heater?? Most people prefer to use the heatpumps to save on the use of the propane, so I am surprised by your question. The 05 (and maybe the 06) Journey were well known for the basement air ducts at the back of the motorhome coming apart at the seams (because of poor duct tape). If he is not getting much heat (or a/c) from the heatpumps he should crawl under the basement air and look up the ductwork at the rear of motorhome. They can be re-taped with new duck tape if you reach the seams with a long stick. This help??
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I wanted more heat up front and blocked the small duct at the plenum with a tuna can I adapted.
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I am on a Winne forum and am asking about a Winnie. I owned a Safari for 7 years and know about the metal plenum and the sliding thingy on it.
If I needed Safari Info I'd be on one of the 2 Safari Forums on Yahoo. Sorry Mel, I know you are only trying to help.
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You are correct.... I was "only trying to help".

I often find helpful/useful information that can be applied to my coach on forums other than the "2 Safari Forums on Yahoo".
BTW, I did say. "My coach, (not a Winnegago), has a ........

If that reply, on this "Winne forum", was "out of line" I'm sorry I wasted your time, (and mine).

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I'm not apologizing. If it is an Atwood and has the same twist off ducts, the the same applies.
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Thanks Guys, Will go looking in the areas mentioned. The reason for using the LP instead of the heat pump is the elec rates here are $0.16.5 per KW.

Even @ $3.00 per gallon for LP it is much cheaper to use LP.

Again Thanks for the clues.

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On my Atwood there is the burner and squirrel cage. It is surrounded by a plenum. On the plenum there are 4 - 3" removable tubes that the ducts clamp to and a 2 or 2 1/2 tube that has the duct that goes to the basement. I made an adapter out of a tuna can and blocked the basement one off so I could get more heat up top.
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