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Old 08-21-2019, 12:02 AM   #1
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How to keep bunk room warm

Hello!
We have a 2020 passport 292BHWE and are having trouble keeping the bunk room warm at night. We took it in for some other service and asked them to look at the vent in the bunk room to make sure it wasn’t blocked as the air output is minimal compared to our other 2 vents, and they said it was fine.
Anyone have any ideas to keep it warmer in there? We have little kids that sleep in there and it’s been getting pretty cold at night where we are. Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:27 AM   #2
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If there area areas that stay hidden but lead to the outer walls use some wall insulation boards.
I did the inside back wall of the cabinets, storage areas, behind the couch in the slide etc and it did help alot. I assume having a BH that there is a outside kitchen linked to the BH, that would be one spot. Cargo doors arent well built or insulated.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:25 AM   #3
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How to keep bunk room warm

Adding balancing dampers to the furnace to force more hot air to the bunk area may be the solution to your issue. Had similar issue with our bedroom and the dampers solved the issue. Pictures in one of my albums and balance dampers available at HD.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:24 AM   #4
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Adding balancing dampers to the furnace to force more hot air to the bunk area may be the solution to your issue. Had similar issue with our bedroom and the dampers solved the issue. Pictures in one of my albums and balance dampers available at HD.

Be careful how many you use and where you use in proximity to furnace. There is a “limit switch” that will turn off the flame if the plenum gets too hot.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:30 AM   #5
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2 options I think.

1. Space heater
2. Electric blankets for the kids. (they'd love that)

There is only so much a propane heater can do in any RV.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:05 AM   #6
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2 options I think.

1. Space heater
2. Electric blankets for the kids. (they'd love that)

There is only so much a propane heater can do in any RV.
My 40' 5th wheel the furnace could've baked meat, it worked almost too well.
At 1st the bedroom got cold, but further inspection found the duct to that vent had fallen off & was doing a great job of heating the basement, after reattaching I had to put a dampening register on it or you'd roast.
I'd check the ducts where attached to the furnace plenum & if it's attached at that register. Personally wouldn't take their word that "yes it's fine" til I verified myself, some, if not most, dealerships are too busy, or lazy, to chase down every little complaint. Not referring to you Chuckster, but the odds are against you & dealership's reputations.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:54 PM   #7
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leave the door open,if the rest of the trailer stays warm,then bunk room will stay warm,at least it should,so if you are closing the bunk room door,keep it opened,if you aren't closing the door,then turn up the heat.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:16 PM   #8
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Move from the frozen tundra to Texas although you will start asking air conditioning questions quickly! We bought a small ceramic heater at Walmart and use it rather than the propane heater that came with the trailer and this small electric heater keeps the whole 5th wheel as warm as you would like. The idea about the inside of cabinets is a good one as there is NO insulation behind our kitchen cabinets. In a void like where our water pump is, there is a thin piece of wood covering the opening and that void gets REAL warm so I am thinking some insulation in those areas might not hurt be it for better heating or cooling.
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