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Old 09-09-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
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1974 - Suburban Furnace Thermocouple Replacement

Hello,

We have a 1974 31' Soverign International trailer. The thermocouple in our original Suburban furnace recently went on us and we are unable to locate a new part. If anyone has an old furnace or similar model to ours we are very interested in getting a working thermocouple as opposed to replacing our entire furnace unit.

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Please contact me if you have or know of someone that may have the piece that we are looking for to fix our furnace.

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Old 09-09-2016, 03:14 PM   #2
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Thermocouples tend to be kind of a generic part. Have you tried looking to see if a hardware store generic thermocouple will work?
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Please don't restore a furnace that old, you may make yourself more trouble than you bargained for. Old suburbans are notorious for rusting out in the heat chamber allowing gases to infiltrate the trailer. Take that one to the dump and either buy a new one or buy a catalytic heater. This is a safety issue where your life may be at stake. Not being melodramatic but..


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WHAT he said. dump (recycle) and replace. the new one fit right in for the most part. One thing about RV things is they tend to stay the same, more of less, for YEARS.. some improvements along the way but a new one may only be several SEER points above one from 1974 but not by much.



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Please don't restore a furnace that old, you may make yourself more trouble than you bargained for. Old suburbans are notorious for rusting out in the heat chamber allowing gases to infiltrate the trailer. Take that one to the dump and either buy a new one or buy a catalytic heater. This is a safety issue where your life may be at stake. Not being melodramatic but..


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