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Old 10-25-2020, 11:12 AM   #1
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Coach heat distribution

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We just purchased a 2021 Precept 34G. We love it and have only minor issues.
One struggle is that it seems all the heat vents are in the rear of the coach (likely due to the slide outs). The problem is that at night, we roast in the back bed and the kids freeze in the drop down bunk.
Not sure if this is operator error, because we have two thermostats and aren’t positive what they are for.
If anyone has had or fixed this problem please let me know.
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Old 10-25-2020, 01:11 PM   #2
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We have the same problem in our 2020 34G.
I will be looking at changing the vent covers in the back to ones that close, in hopes of forcing more air out of the front vents. And maybe an air diverter on the front vents to direct air towards the front. Other than that the other option is to set the main thermostat to electric and use the heat exchanger on the front ac unit And set the bedroom one onto gas.
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Old 10-25-2020, 01:20 PM   #3
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Hi All
We just purchased a 2021 Precept 34G. We love it and have only minor issues.
One struggle is that it seems all the heat vents are in the rear of the coach (likely due to the slide outs). The problem is that at night, we roast in the back bed and the kids freeze in the drop down bunk.
Not sure if this is operator error, because we have two thermostats and aren’t positive what they are for.
If anyone has had or fixed this problem please let me know.
Many thanks
Tina
Time to break out the owners manual.

I'm gonna guess that one t-stat controls one AC and the furnace. The other t-stat controls the other AC. That's just my having stayed at a Holladay Inn Guess.
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:11 PM   #4
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You will always struggle to heat the front area because of the heat loss through that big windshield which is right where the drop down bed is. Even with the shade down. You could supplement with an electric heater in the cab area or you could pull in the dinette slide at night so you’re heating a smaller area. This is where you find out how creative you are. Maybe even consider some type of insulation to place between the shade and the windshield. Or switch with the kids so you can snuggle closer with your significant other in the front while the kids are toasty in the back. Or not...........Good luck.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:03 PM   #5
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Thank you

Thank you for the replies. Confirms suspicion that this is just the price paid for double slide outs and no vent in floor. Just wanted to make sure it wasn’t operator error. Let the creativity begin! 😃👍
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Old 10-26-2020, 01:45 AM   #6
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BTW, does anyone install any safeguard for the bunk bed to prevent kids from falling?
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BTW, does anyone install any safeguard for the bunk bed to prevent kids from falling?
Mine came with 6” padded bed rails that fit into the slots along both sides of the OH bunk.
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electric mattress pads are nice too.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:43 PM   #9
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Mine came with 6” padded bed rails that fit into the slots along both sides of the OH bunk.
It is optional? Do you have a picture of the bed rails? If it can be purchased, that would be great. thanks.
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:27 PM   #10
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I HAD to same heat problem in my Northpoint 375. I know it's a 5er and you got a class A, but... I ended up gaining access to my furnace and duct work. I resealed the end of the heat plenum and shortened and re distributed the flex lines off the furnace to the plenum's. My furnace is in the front 1/3 area of the 5er and my poor daughter would freeze in the bunk 35' away while me and DW were roasting in the front. I also took some heat tape and blocked off the first floor heat vent closest to the furnace. This forced WAY more CFM to the rear bunk, and it was much warmer air coming out of the vents back there too.
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Old 10-28-2020, 09:35 PM   #11
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Yea we were told the bedroom thermostat was for back ac. Except that it also has a heat mode. ��*♀️ The one paragraph “Furnace” on page 132 of the owners manual tells it’s powered 12 volt dc and to call our dealer with any other questions. So was hoping someone else might have found a solution. ��
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Ours came with two rails, one for the front and one for back of bunk. My kids are older so don’t use them but they would be needed for smaller kids.
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