Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-24-2018, 02:47 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 87
Air Conditioning Ducted Vents

I have an issue with my Bedroom A/C vents in my 38RL.

Has anyone else had an issue with all 4 vents putting out Air. I have 3 vents that work well, but one is not putting out anything.

Now, the same thing occurred in the Rear A/C too. The Idiots at the REDWOOD Factory had failed to close off the ends of the Ducts and all the A/C was venting into the ceiling! Made for a Cool Ceiling, but not a cool RV.

The Factory service center fixed this problem with the REAR A/C, but did not fix the Bedroom A/C. It is a problem that the FACTORY Service Center says they see allot!


Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks
Jeff&Brenda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2018, 07:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Shane Wood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,886
Send a message via AIM to Shane Wood Send a message via MSN to Shane Wood Send a message via Yahoo to Shane Wood
I would take the vent cover off and check the collar that goes up into the duct work to see if it is to long and protruding up into the duct blocking air flow. Also put your camera up there an take pics each direction to see if something else is blocking it no
__________________
2015 36RL pushing a 2015 Denali
Shane Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2018, 08:01 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 87
First thing I'll do is take a Tape Measure and see how far back I can go. Should hit the END of the Duct, if it is Closed. If I go more than 6 or 7 feet, then I know the Duct is not closed and it is venting into the ceiling.

I'll have to figure out some way to block it or redirect it back forward to the vent.

And NO the Vent itself is Not too big. It fits in the ceiling fine, without obstruction.

Since the RV is NO LONGER under warranty, Redwood has washed their hands of wanting to provide any assistance. Typical THOR Product!
Jeff&Brenda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 06:11 AM   #4
Member
 
TomNGina06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 51
I had the same problem so I pulled every vent down and cut off the excess vent tube that stuck up into the supply duct. The result was 5-10 degrees cooler and probably the reason the original owner traded it in. Which also explained why it still smelled new inside.
__________________
Life is great when you can scratch that hitch itch....

HDT 1999 Volvo VNL610 12.7 Detroit 10 Spd Eaton Manual trans. 430 HP, 1500 pounds of torque,
"The Beast" (retired) 2003 Dodge 3500
2014 RW 38GK14, solar panels with MPPT controller, Progressive surge guard, 2 group 31 AGM batteries, Morryde SLR4000, Titan disc brakes,
TomNGina06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 01:07 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 87
Thanks Tom:

I currently have the duct tube off in the bedroom. The one vent where virtually NO air is coming out. Yet, when you feel up inside the vent, COLD Air is roaring past the opening, but not venting downward. The A/C in the bedroom will freeze your butt off and it actually helps to supplement the Living Room area, but the living room A/C runs constantly. Thus, we are forced to put a FAN in the Hallway to help pull some of the Cold Air from the Bedroom out into the living area.

There really is NO way I can see to cut down the duct tubes. And just to clarify with you, are you talking about the plastic louver thingy that sticks up in the hole? Or something else?

I'd appreciate any help you can provide.

Thanks,

Jeff
Jeff&Brenda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 02:47 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
5th_Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,094
After I cut all mine down by hand (ugh), I found a company in Elkhart online that manufactures the ceiling vents with different depth collars - but can’t get my hands on the url right now. I remember they were cheap though. I think you need 1 1/4” depth.
.
5th_Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 04:56 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 87
I wonder if I can google it? Probably. I'll give it a try.

Thanks,

Jeff
Jeff&Brenda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 05:26 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 87
Pictures of RV A/C Louver

Attached are pictures for the Vent.

There is nothing protruding up into the Duct Work that would prevent A/C from working thru this vent. 3 other vents in the room blast out good cold air, but nothing out of this one.

There is nothing to Trim off this vent without destroying it.

The Hole the vent cover goes into is 4 5/8".

Anyone have any ideas, all are welcome.

Thanks,

Jeff
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20180728_105133.jpg (145.2 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg 20180728_105143.jpg (134.0 KB, 31 views)
Jeff&Brenda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 06:26 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
5th_Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,094
Looks like they installed the short ducts in yours. This is a change because for the rest of us, the collars protruded about 2.5” into the duct and needed to be cut down. The reason they use a collar is to prevent the cooled air from leaking into the gap between the top of the ceiling panel and the bottom of the AC air duct.

You either have the separation foam under the roof units out of place or could use more return air ducts in the ceiling. Lastly, you might want to seal your ducts after the farthest ceiling outlet on each run.
5th_Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 09:14 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff&Brenda View Post
Attached are pictures for the Vent.

There is nothing protruding up into the Duct Work that would prevent A/C from working thru this vent. 3 other vents in the room blast out good cold air, but nothing out of this one.

There is nothing to Trim off this vent without destroying it.

The Hole the vent cover goes into is 4 5/8".

Anyone have any ideas, all are welcome.

Thanks,

Jeff
That piece locks onto the black collar on mine. That louvre is pulled out, the collar came with. Did you check to see if it is still there? If its not there, that could be your problem,as the cold air could be running between the ceiling, and the ducts..
__________________
2015 F-350
2016-38RL with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5 , F&P D/W , Whirlpool fridge , two awnings , Slide in Slide ,Pewter/Urban Clay in-Black & Silver out

http://i.imgur.com/D0Lp87sl.jpg
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Redwood Registry

Redwood

HTX

Wallis

proteus
Add your Redwood RV
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.