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Old 05-25-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Just found our Journey 34H furnace filter

DH was busy changing the radiator surge tank in our Journey 34H today and was searching for an easy access to the tanks side mounting bolts when we stumbled upon this cover on the passenger side of our bed next to the night stand and low and behold there was a furnace filter that time had completely forgot!!

Yucky!! 9 years of dirt n dust... She's all fresh now with a new filter installed. Just a little reminder for 34h Journey/Meridian owners...
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:53 AM   #2
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Now I am wondering if mine has a filter .
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:02 AM   #3
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That filter is for the " residential " type ac. I had a filter under the bed in my Winn.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:18 AM   #4
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Looks like you put a pleated paper type filter in to replace the old one. We were told to use the "cheap" woven fiberglass type. They allow better air flow from the heat pump/air conditioner. You just have to change the filter more often.
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Looks like you put a pleated paper type filter in to replace the old one. We were told to use the "cheap" woven fiberglass type. They allow better air flow from the heat pump/air conditioner. You just have to change the filter more often.
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I use Filtrette's best allergen filter because I have severe, chronic asthma. The Winnebago dealer said it would be OK, just to change it more often. I plan to change it monthly when we are using the MH. It cannot have more restriction than the filthy, plugged up thing I threw away.
That "cheap woven fiberglass type" will allow the evaporation coil to plug up with dirt faster. On the Yahoo Winnebago group site, several have complained about the evaporator coil being coated/plugged with dirt.
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The good news is we actually found that filter and can now place it on the PM list!! Nice find...
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:56 PM   #7
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I have a 2001 Itasca Suncrusiser with basement air and I have a vertical filter on the left inside side of the bed box as you are looking front to rear, is this the only one missing or is there one that I might be missing?
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:54 PM   #8
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Camping Nut,

We bought our Meridian used and the owners manual showed a vertical filter inside the bed frame. Ours is just like yours. (horizontal) The parts catalog listed both of the horizontal and the vertical with one being a mid-model change for my year and engine.

When I finally found access to the filter the first time it literally had a winters blanket's worth of crud. We used the a/c last week and it does move a bunch of air so I don't know if the prior owner never changed it or it sucked a lot of dirt since it was last changed before we bought it.

It is on my list of maintenance items.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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Yep! we just bought our shorter sister ship to your Itasca on Jan 31st and have gone camping 2 to 3 times a month ever since.

Our furnace filter looked like a chocolate sheet cake someone had simply forgot about a long time ago! My dear hubby was looking for access to the two bolts holding the radiator surge tank down when we discovered this filter which is now on my inside PM check list. He's got most of the outside PM check list done already.

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I wonder if ours has a filter??
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I wonder if ours has a filter??
Hi TAN, I believe yours has roof A/C, correct? Your manual should say this:

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The washable foam filter should be checked
monthly for dirt build-up and cleaned or
replaced as needed. It is located in the ceiling
mounted return AC grille in the lounge area.
The filters mentioned in this thread are for basement A/C coaches.

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