Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-04-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
Herm and Debby's Avatar
1970 25' Tradewind
Cincinnati , Ohio
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 87
70 Tradewind - How do you remove furnace?

The furnace is under the kitchen sink in our unit. We want to remove it to have it tested before using. What is the best way to remove the unit?
Thanks for any help!

Herm and Debby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2004, 11:54 AM   #2
Chuck's Avatar

1973 23' Safari
North of Boston , Massachusetts
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,476
Images: 260
there's probably only 1 way.

if its like mine, you have to remove the plate over the exhaust/intake ports on the outside. then remove the flange, which is attached to the furnaces exhaust pipe, and holds it tight against the interior wall of the trailer.

then you go under the sink, remove the face plate, disconnect the wires and gas line, remove a couple of screws from the front of the furnace, and it should slide out of its "rack". the outer box stays in place. Its a very tight fit around the galley cabinet, but its do-able.

Wbcci: 3752
'73 Safari 23'
'00 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 QC
Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2004, 04:24 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
Herm and Debby's Avatar
1970 25' Tradewind
Cincinnati , Ohio
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 87
Thanks for the info. I'll get to work shortly!
Herm and Debby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2006, 07:21 AM   #4
1 Rivet Member
1969 25' Tradewind
Barstow , California
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 13
Thumbs up Furnace in '69 Tradewind

Oh, ThankyouThankyouThankyou!

I was just about to give up the search for knowledge when I found this thread - I am about to run the same furnace-removal Olympics .

Herm / Debby - how did it go??!

Thanks again...

lianimals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2006, 07:31 AM   #5
Boondocker's Avatar

1968 24' Tradewind
Louisville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,635
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Boondocker
Sounds about like the one in my 68...

I recently pulled my furance out of the trade wind. Rather than take any chance with a furnace approaching 40 years old, I chose to replace it. Believe it or not, some where in the last 3 plus decades the design changed so a friend and I are going to have to engineer a "work around" to make the new furnace fit. I can try and post pics of this adventure if there is any interest or someone thinks it might help them. Conversly, if you have already done this I would REALLY appreciate a discription of how you handled the job and photos if you have them .

Visit my photography page
and the
Favorite camp grounds project map
My Blog

(The artist formerly known as General Disarray)

Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2006, 08:17 AM   #6
1 Rivet Member
Dakota Skipper's Avatar
1968 24' Tradewind
1987 34' Excella
Pierre , South Dakota
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 16
My old Suburban furnace in my '68 Tradewind works fine (I do make sure the CO monitor is on when in use), but I, too, plan to replace it. My question is, What do I need to do to the skin on the outside. A replacment furnace not only needs a little reworking of the ducts, but the intake and exhaust will not be the same. Is it a matter of a riveted patch and the cutting of new holes?

Dakota Skipper
Dakota Skipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2006, 08:59 AM   #7
The Hawk's Lair
cooperhawk's Avatar
1985 34.5' Airstream 345
BACK WOODS , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 922
Images: 9
Talking Welcome

Hey Bruce. Good morning and nice to see you on the forum.
There is no "I" in the word "team," but there are four in "Platitude Quoting Idiot!"


cooperhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2006, 04:19 PM   #8
1 Rivet Member
loecj76's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 5
I simply shimmed up the new furnace in my '71 Tradewind to match the exsisting holes in the outer skin.

loecj76 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Furnace sets off smoke alarm silverback 2002 - 2005 International 37 11-12-2006 08:24 PM
Surburban Furnace Ills - HELP Cat Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 22 07-07-2005 07:22 AM
R & R a Suburban Furnace Janets Husband Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 3 06-24-2004 07:19 PM
2- Questions -Switches? & Furnace Wires? GT1963 Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 28 05-12-2004 04:39 PM
CO problem with furnace :eek: yukionna Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 2 04-25-2004 06:35 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.