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bucky

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Posted: 01/18/20 04:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just traded up to a Forest River Blue Ridge 3025RL.
I crawled, poked, and pondered all over it but have one lingering issue. What manuals came with it belonged to a Keystone product but some of the tech manuals did match what was on this unit.
Next to the command center going up the stairs are 3 thermostats. They were all factory installed evidently. One is the digital control for the heat and the downstairs air. Black square box. The lower one is a Honeywell manual stat that controls the roof fan, but there is a white manual one branded as Emerson that did nothing when I was using the digital stat to run the heat as we loaded it for a trip. After I shut the heat off with the digital stat I was fooling with the manual Emerson and on came the heat again. Why would they do that? Any ideas?


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Posted: 01/18/20 09:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you have a heat pump, and a propane heater ?

Fiddle around again and see where the heat is being produced
A/C - Heat Pump
Or LP furnace
Also there maybe another electric heat option installed

My 36 ft Bounder class A, has two LP forced air heaters
One forward one in the rear


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Posted: 01/18/20 10:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did you ask these questions of the person who sold it to you? That would be my first move.

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You need to clarify your post. From your description, you may have Roof AC Heat Pumps. AND from your description about the Emerson wall Tstat.
1. It is possible that the Emerson is wired to the LP furnace
2. It is also possible someone added the Emerson to bypass/inline with the BLACK square wall tstat that controls the roof AC/HP.
3. You need to state brand and model of Roof AC/HP.
4. You need to clarify from your FIRST description of Heat that the heat came out of the FLOOR registers or from the roof AC registers.
5. You stated HEAT and DOWNSTAIRS Air----No such thing on your model. I don't believe FR installs a Basement AC on any of their product line.
6. IF Dometic wall tstat and the Tstat Fan is set to LO or Hi, then when the furnace is ON, the roof ASC fan will run. Doug

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Thanks Doug, hoping you'd respond.
1 Yes it is.
2 I don't believe it was installed later as it is wired thru the wall with no sign of any after work.
3 No idea on AC as manuals in the coach were not the correct ones for this 5er.
4 Heat from both stats came out the floor.
5 The AC I referred to poorly is the main AC roof mounted. The bedroom AC is controlled separably by another digital stat upstairs in the bedroom.
6 I'll check that.

I'd love to ask the person who owned it previously but it was a trade in at a dealer. To be honest I didn't notice it as odd on the PDI.
BTW Forest River is of zero help, I went there first.

* This post was edited 01/19/20 04:54am by bucky *

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I can install and repair almost any component in an RV and NOBODY would know that it was NOT installed OEM. Including adding an extra wall tstat. So, yes asking the original owner would help. Doug

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bucky wrote:

Thanks Doug, hoping you'd respond.
1 Yes it is.
2 I don't believe it was installed later as it is wired thru the wall with no sign of any after work.
3 No idea on AC as manuals in the coach were not the correct ones for this 5er.
4 Heat from both stats came out the floor.
5 The AC I referred to poorly is the main AC roof mounted. The bedroom AC is controlled separably by another digital stat upstairs in the bedroom.
6 I'll check that.

I'd love to ask the person who owned it previously but it was a trade in at a dealer. To be honest I didn't notice it as odd on the PDI.
BTW Forest River is of zero help, I went there first.


You could go to Forest River Forums and check out their Blue Ridge section. You'll find other Blue Ridge owners there.


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Posted: 01/20/20 04:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everybody.

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