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Old 02-11-2014, 03:04 AM   #1
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How to fire off LP gas furnace/fridge

I have purchased a 31' 1978 Sovereign with original equipment, how do I light the furnace and refrigerator?
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:03 AM   #2
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Somewhere around the time your trailer was built, the furnace ignition became automatic. To make it work, you should have to just turn it on. If it is one of the earlier ones, you have to crawl on your hands and knees, and push or pull the gas valve while continually pushing the ignition switch until it lights.
For the fridge, turn the fuel selector to gas, pull the gas valve, and continually push the ignitor switch until it lights.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:25 AM   #3
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I imagine the valve and switch for the fridge can be gotten to via the "access hatch" behind the fridge on the outside of trailer?
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:48 PM   #4
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I was wondering this same thing today (it's -18f here).

Earlier this fall I plugged in my 1975 AS to shore power since it has no battery. The Univolt sounds like a buzz-saw but I seemed to have 12v power throughout. I opened the tank valves and messed with the thermostat, but I got no result from the furnace. I'm not sure, but I think I have a newer furnace. Click image for larger version

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Any special procedures I should try?
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:16 AM   #5
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I imagine the valve and switch for the fridge can be gotten to via the "access hatch" behind the fridge on the outside of trailer?
I found the valve and switch...at the bottom of the fridge! Boy did I feel like a Dummy!!!
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:52 PM   #6
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I have the same problem with trying to light my 1976 sovereign furnace. I only see a push button and a hole to stick my flame into. I hold the button for a very long time while keeping a flame going in the pilot light hole...nothing happening...yes, my valve is open on my propane tank.
Did you get your furnace going? Can you help me now?
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I have an 84 International and my furnace runs but does not light. I have turned the valve on and I have bled all air out of the line to the stove but still I cannot get the furnace to light. Any help is appreciated.

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