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Old 08-22-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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I just had the Airstream dealer (currently my only option) quote me about $1,100 to install a new 19,000 btu furnace in my Argosy. Seems really high....any thoughts?

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Old 08-22-2011, 01:16 PM   #2
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I just had the Airstream dealer (currently my only option) quote me about $1,100 to install a new 19,000 btu furnace in my Argosy. Seems really high....any thoughts?

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Old 08-22-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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That seems pretty high to me! I just looked at PPL RV Parts online, and they quote a 19,000 btu Suburban NT-20s series furnace for a little over $500. But it depends on just what heater you need, of course, and you'd have to do the installation yourself. (It's not rocket science.)

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I guess the cost is relative to your budget. They quote what we consider to be a lot but in reality its MASSIVE!
From what I have seen written elsewhere in threads the dealers tend to quote on the basis of "we don't want to do it but if you are willing to pay this much then heck, why not"
On the other hand, they do have to make a crust.
I might consider my local small engine repair Guy. Around here they charge $65.00 per hour and I doubt its more than a few hours. They seem to be able to lend their hand to most things mechanical.

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Get the model of your furnace if you can then buy the same model. You probably have a Suburban brand, likely an NT 20. Physically, the new unit should fit right in where the old one was, including the exhaust/inlet. You might have to do some work on the gas line or change some electrical connections, but it is a relatively easy job. If things go right, about an hour to 1.5 hour job.
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I just bought a NT32SP (a $650 furnace) to replace the circa 1976 NT34 in mine for $250 plus $50 to ship USPS PRIORITY MAIL and it works great! If your budget is tight keep an eye on craigslist and install it yourself.
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Had the dealer install it and 2 new rear BAL jacks. Works great but.... See new post.

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