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Old 02-28-2006, 05:13 AM   #1
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Can someone explain why our Horizon has a filter for the air conditioner and not the propane furnace?
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Old 02-28-2006, 05:13 AM   #2
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Can someone explain why our Horizon has a filter for the air conditioner and not the propane furnace?
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Old 02-28-2006, 05:21 AM   #3
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The filter(s) are used by both units. I only have one filter, but believe some units have two.
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:16 PM   #4
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Hi LK23,
Ours has only one. It's located under the drawers/BR TV. The original filter was a 16" X 20" X 1" and just laid on the floor. Tons of room under there so I snipped the bracket that held it in position and re-positioned one edge of the bracket to accommodate a 20" X 20" X 4" pleated filter. Better filtration and less pressure drop (the old filter got pretty dirty, pretty fast and the AC sucked it through the hole). Neither propane furnaces have any filtration at all. I guess Winnebago figures dust only happens in the summer!?
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If it makes you feel better, I have never seen a propane furnace intake with a filter. I suspect filters would restrict the air flow, causing temperature overheat problems. The furnace manufacturers could redesign the system, taking into account the filter restriction. The furnace manufacture provides the coach manufacture with the installation specs, a filter has never been mentioned in any literature I have seen.

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Old 02-28-2006, 01:26 PM   #6
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According to "da book", the A/C filter for the 36RD is located as stated,in the panel beneath the night stand cabinet...
In the 40FD and 40KD it's under the washer/dryer cabinet.
The size is 14x20x1....
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Old 02-28-2006, 02:02 PM   #7
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We never had a filter on any of our propane heaters on our other rv's (TT's). I suspect because the only problem would be dirt build-up on the blower fan, which takes quite awhile to cause a problem. Most small electric or gas heaters do not have filters on them either.

Air conditioners on the other hand do require a filter. When the evaporator coil get cold it gets wet (removing water from the air). Without a filter, it would very soon get clogged up by the dust in the air sticking to it.

When you run your basement air in the heat pump mode the filter is really only cleaning the air inside the MH. The outdoor fan & coil have no filter. Of course it is easier to clean the outdoor coil with a water hose. The outdoor fan though has no filter.
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:09 AM   #8
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Thanks, your reply makes a lot of sense.
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