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Old 11-11-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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Best replacement for '63 Trade Wind International furnace

My 1963 Trade Wind has the original International furnace, and although it "looks" to be in good shape I have been advised to replace it.

What is the best and easiest replacement furnace to buy?

Can I keep the exterior furnace shroud from the International furnace? If not, what is the best way to replace without making the exterior too modified?

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Old 11-12-2007, 01:57 PM   #2
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The Suburban line of NT furnaces should be a good choice. The large opening on the exterior will have to be patched, but will not be too noticable. Most vintage AS trailers have had a modification or two. If a mod doesn't show, it may have had a panel replacement to hide the retro fit. The interior ductwork may have to be modified as well. I had a local sheet metal shop adapt the ductwork when I replaced the furnace in my '65 Safari.

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A Wave catalitic heater is probably your best bet. Simple mount on wall, gas hook-up.
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