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Old 03-27-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
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65 Caravel - Replace Hydo Flame

I think my Hydro Flame in my 65 Caravel is shot. A large amount of rust coming out the bottum of the unit. What can I replace this unit with, in the same place that the Hydro uses under the Stove / Oven?

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Old 03-27-2005, 06:23 PM   #2
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Since showing my ignorance seldom slows me down, what is a "Hydro Flame"?

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Old 03-27-2005, 06:53 PM   #3
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My Hydro

In the 65 Caravel, the furnace is called a Hydro Flame. It is a propane - no electric, furnace. It fits under the Stove and Oven. Not too sure how it operates.

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Old 03-27-2005, 07:22 PM   #4
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Thanks!

Although I can't necessarily help you with the problem, would you happen to have a picture of the device? It sounds like a catalytic heater. "Sounds like it" because all of the catalytic heaters I have seen up to this point have been mounted on the side of a base cabinet expanse.

Not to badger you with questions, but does a '65 Airstream have any ducted heat to keep the black tank warm?

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Old 03-27-2005, 08:02 PM   #5
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Not a Catalytic

Here is a picture of it. It exhausts through the side of the trailer.

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Old 03-27-2005, 08:37 PM   #6
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We are in the same boat. Nothing fits well in that area. You could get a cat heater but it is awful close to the side bed when pulled out. You will find some discussion on this thread. http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=14679

I'm still waiting for the final results. It's a problem. We use a small electric heater when we have hookups. A Cat by the door on the end of the counter is another way to go.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:52 PM   #7
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Found a user manual for the hydro Flame if it helps.

I was looking for the manual to read before trying to fire the furnace in my 67 Caravel for the first time. This may not be for the exact one that is in our campers, but it seems to be relevant in start-up procedure and troubleshooting. If you want the doc file that was too large to attach just email me and i will shoot it over to you. If you do decide to get rid of the Hydro Flame I would be interested in yours for parts. Let me know a price if you want to get rid of it. (your cover looks nicer than mine). If mine does not work I was considering just putting a small electric heater behind the Hydro cover to keep the look going.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:12 AM   #8
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Hi RuggedJeep. Welcome to the forums. Since this is an older thread (check the dates) you may not get a reply from the original posters.

The Atwood Everest heaters are probably the best replacement available today. I believe they have come on the market since the opening post. The sizes are similar although some slight modifications to the exterior wall would be required since the exhaust has been replaced with a combined air inlet/exhaust port.
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Thanks Jammer

So... I am the fourth owner of my Caravel and I was told by the last owner that the heater did not work and has not worked in 20 years or so. I'm glad I downloaded the manual. It works GREAT! Best of all it has not been used much because the previous two owners did not know how to light it. Thanks for the heads up on the date of thread and the tip on the new heater should I ever need one. Now on to the fridge that is supposed to have had the ammonia leak out of it. What are the chances of that working too? Fingers crossed!
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