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Old 08-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #15
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You can also buy a new pilot light/thermocouple assembly for (IIRC) about $40.

I consider those two items as consumables. They are available at most RV places that sell parts as a generic item.

But unless you remove the furnace and give it a close inspection, you will not know if it is leaking gas, or plugged wholly or in part by wasps / mud daubers.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:05 PM   #16
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Thanks again JD!
Anybody else care to recommend a new furnace (make and model) for my 66 Overlander?

Our 66 has all original everything except carpet, stereo and awning... I generally take the "if it aint broke..." approach, but don't want to endanger us either. Any good way to tell the usability of an old furnace, or the "safety" factor?

Thanks all!
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #17
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While I am a fan of buy new and be done with it, years old is not the only thing to consider.

The main concern with a furnace is the heat exchanger. It is the hunk of metal that is heated by the propane flame that heats the air pushed by the fan from trailer interior.

Any hole in the exchanger allows the products of combustion to mix with the cabin air.
Meaning, carbon monoxide created by the burning propane is allowed into the living area.

Lots of factors account for the condition of a 40 year old furnace.

If the exchanger is not rusted and the blower works, it is probably ok.

Look it over, take a flashlight and determine for yourself if it is ok.

If so, use it. If not replace it.


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Old 11-28-2013, 11:53 AM   #18
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2013 interstate As furnace not heating

I turn my thermostat on wall to furn, and set a temp, unit just blows cold air. Using heat pump tonight getting down to 32. Any furnace lighting tips y'all?
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:53 PM   #19
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"I've been thinking about a catalytic heater for my AS."

Don't - My future wife to be and her mother died (didn't wake up) using one of these. They had the window cracked - but not enough - it was winter and cold. Ask yourself what is enough, and is it worth your loved ones lives for the convince to save a little electricity - buy bigger batteries!
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:01 PM   #20
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I turn my thermostat on wall to furn, and set a temp, unit just blows cold air. Using heat pump tonight getting down to 32. Any furnace lighting tips y'all?
Has turned on? Gas in bottle? Other gas items work?
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:52 AM   #21
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Yes stove lights, and refrigerator cooled on the way down. Thought I was missing a step. Thanks for suggestions, still learning how to use this rig
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Well, there is a control board... There is possibility the propane line has not purged all air.

Also there is possibility the sail switch is binding/failing.

Need some Pics. Also, I have run a 12 volt supply to activate the gas release solenoid to see if gas is coming out at all.
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Thank you very much, I will check into all of the items you mention. Not sure how to resolve without hauling it back to dealer in Austin.
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