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Old 05-08-2014, 09:11 PM   #15
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So far, I've been helping my wifey sand down all the OG cabinetry & patching a few holes in the floor. Today, I tested the 3burner stove, the water heater fired up, the oven works & I also figured out how to fire up the propane fridge. The suburban furnace is so old, I don't even know where the fresh air intake is on the unit. I don't see where originally the unit draws the fresh air from. The combustion air is recirculating for sure & seems to work pretty well. I'm sure the newer units wouldn't suck as many amps as this one would. Can someone enlighten me on this? I also have a question on sealing the trailer before I polish it up. I have to make a pretty large order pretty soon to a trailer supply to purchase some windows & seals. I don't really know what kind of caulking I should purchase to seal up the window perimeters.

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Old 05-08-2014, 09:19 PM   #16
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Just make sure you don't use Silicone as it will react with the aluminum over time. You need a poly based caulk like Tempro. It, along with many other bits and pieces, is available from several sources such as Inland RV, Vintage
Trailer, and others. Just do a Google search for Airstream parts. You may even find your rear hatch.
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:03 AM   #17
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Hello all, I only have these parts for a front door entry, can someone send a link to one for purchase? Click image for larger version

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Old 05-30-2014, 08:39 PM   #18
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Thank you aage & aviator for your replies. Does anyone have a pic of the front of the suburban furnace?
I do not know if I should fab a piece of sheet metal to seal the front of the furnace or not. I fear if I seal it up, it will not have anyplace to blow the air out. Thank you for all your help so far.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:43 PM   #19
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:45 PM   #20
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My wife has decided to update the kitchen a little bit, if anyone could use the countertop, 3-burner stove & double bowl sink with faucet, drop me a pm
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:18 PM   #21
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I wish I could help with your furnace question but I don't know for your year trailer.

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Old 05-31-2014, 04:36 AM   #22
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Darn if I ever referred to my best friend as wifey she would probably go "excuse me" and give me the opportunity to retract my error. The heater is probably the only appliance besides the univolt converter that I replace with something a little more modern! Have seen to many heater and electrical fires to trust them! Yet I just love a wood stove go figure! Looking at an ac with a heat pump to take the chill off.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:04 AM   #23
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Beautiful trailer you have there Mr. Morgan although I don't know if a space heater would work for me & Kelli.
We have a propex in our vw camper, it's a 67 also. I guess I'll just temporarily tape it up & see if it starves for air. I also have to fab up a box for our black tank as it is rotted out.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:12 AM   #24
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Cliff, are you saying don't trust the furnace? I lit the pilot, after 20 seconds or so I let go of the safety, replaced the pilot cover & turned on the thermostat to call for heat. The unit fired up fine, the heat exchangers look fine what I can see but.... The air blows out the front of the unit, the small register towards the front of the trailer & the one in the bathroom. If I shut the cabinet door, it seems as though in time the forced heated air will heat the door up.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:19 AM   #25
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On our '66 Safari, the furnace takes in air through the vents in the floor (forward under the gaucho and rear in the bathroom) and blows heated air out the grill on the front of the furnace.
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Mimi, would you please post a pic of the front of your furnace & where the heat comes thru your cabinet please?
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Suburban furnace pics

Sorry, I don't have a shot of the grille over the front of the furnace. It's below the left side of the kitchen sink, under the cabinet. The trailer is at its storage location and not available for a current pic.

Here are a couple of shots of the furnace itself, and ours is much different than yours. Seems you have a different brand entirely.

Ours is the original Suburban. There are lots of warnings about the old Suburbans, so please let me tell everyone that this one has been very carefully inspected, recall is accomplished, heat exchanger has been inspected by an HVAC pro, we don't use it much in Texas, and we have 3 carbon monoxide detectors in the trailer.
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