We're heading out again in a few weeks for another trips, so my task is to get the furnace up and running.
So far I have the old furnace out, and have half a plan for installing the new Suburban.
The biggest issue will be the ducts, and the exterior skin.
For the ducts, I now plan to just rip out the old ducts, and run all new 4" insulated ducts. One straight back to the bathroom, one to the middle of the bedroom, and one or two into the dinette area.
We will likely lose a little storage space under the sink since the new ducts will run at the front of the cabinet, and the old duct ran along the back of the kitchen cabinet. But really didn't use that space much anyway.
Same on the dinette side of the furnace, the old duct ran along the back, the new one will likely run along the front, through the small towel rack cabinet. Again, not a big deal.
Running the gas pipe shouldn't be hard, a few new bends should do it. I do need access to the shutoff valve now, so I will leave out a panel.
But one other issue I have to resolve is the outside skin. The full panel came off with the old furnace. I'm going to figure out if I can seperate the two, then cut a new hold in the middle for a flat piece of steel/aluminum. Rivet that in, then cut a hold for the Suburban vents.
If anybody else has been down this road, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I have some photos I will upload, they are currently on my phone.
After I get this done I only have to fix a vent, black water valve, do a little painting, and we're off!