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Old 10-18-2014, 07:58 AM   #1
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Floor duct heating

I have noticed for the 2015 Jay Flight trailers that some have the heating ducts running through the floor and vents placed along the length of the trailer, and some just have a couple vents located right by the furnace itself. I've looked at a few 2015 26BH models and there is no consistency.

I personally feel like the multiple ducts in the floor is a better way of distributing heat. It also brings heat down into the belly beside the tanks which would help keep them from freezing. This also allows heat in the rear bathroom in the case of the 26bh and others. The downside is that the floor ducts collect sand and dirt and need to be removed and cleaned periodically.

Which method of heat distribution do you think is better? Why are there two different methods in the same model of unit?
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I don't know, but wonder if there is any correlation between getting the thermal package or not. Just a guess... I would want vents in the floor.
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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I think a lot is going to do with where you camp and how you use your TT.. We are in the south and just go out on the weekends. We have the two vents located by the furnace under the couch. This setup works just fine for us and can get our TT heated up nice and toasty in 10 min.. We have the 264bh which is a decent sized TT...
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My 26bh has the thermal package but only has vents for furnace out of the couch and into the bedroom.
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There goes my theory lol
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My 2011 26BH has 4 floor vents- bathroom, near bunks, between dinette and kitchen, and bedroom. No thermal package on mine.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:48 PM   #7
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As per Jayco's site the Thermal Package is: Insulated, heated and enclosed underbelly, foil insulation in roof and slide out floors.
my guess is that if you have the thermal pkg then you only have 2 vents inside trailer(couch and bedroom) and then the other heat gets pushed into the underbelly..
if you don't have the thermal pkg then you probably have 4 vents(cause none is needed for underbelly)
just a guess...
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:26 PM   #8
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I have noticed for the 2015 Jay Flight trailers that some have the heating ducts running through the floor and vents placed along the length of the trailer, and some just have a couple vents located right by the furnace itself. I've looked at a few 2015 26BH models and there is no consistency.

I personally feel like the multiple ducts in the floor is a better way of distributing heat. It also brings heat down into the belly beside the tanks which would help keep them from freezing. This also allows heat in the rear bathroom in the case of the 26bh and others. The downside is that the floor ducts collect sand and dirt and need to be removed and cleaned periodically.

Which method of heat distribution do you think is better? Why are there two different methods in the same model of unit?
The previous Jay Flight Swifts had the foil tube soft duct work, while the upper end standard Jay Flights had in floor ducting.

I feel the the soft foil ducting is a downgrade due to it's flimsy nature of being torn and taking up additional floor space and storage. I would always choose in floor ducting.

I was upset to see Jayco basically call the Swift 264BH a Jay Flight 26BH in 2015 with all the downgraded build quality features of the Swift line, but with the high end bells and whistles of the Jay Flight line when optioned with the Elite package. Still a nice trailer for sure, but don't like to see a backward progression.
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My 2011 26BH has 4 floor vents- bathroom, near bunks, between dinette and kitchen, and bedroom. No thermal package on mine.
Mine has 4 as well. 1 in front bedroom, 1 by dinette, 1 in rear bedroom, and 1 in bathroom. No thermal package either.
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Mine has 4 as well. 1 in front bedroom, 1 by dinette, 1 in rear bedroom, and 1 in bathroom. No thermal package either.
My guess is that Skaling has it figured out. No thermal package, 4 floor vents- thermal package, 2 vents inside and the remaining heat goes into the underbelly. Makes sense to me.
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