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Old 12-24-2004, 08:58 AM   #15
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I am planning to pull mine, I found the quick disconnect on the right side, took off the gas line, and ouside vent screws, also the screw that goes into the floor, but it is still held in there by something else, I will have to see what that is.
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:06 AM   #16
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I am planning to pull mine, I found the quick disconnect on the right side, took off the gas line, and ouside vent screws, also the screw that goes into the floor, but it is still held in there by something else, I will have to see what that is.
There are often 2 screws inside the front cover that hold it to the floor. Also the screws that hold it to the outside vent are the ones in the center of the vent openings.

If all of them are out, then I would bet the inner and outer vent sleeves are rusted together. Try removing the exterior vent pipes first and see if the furnace will come out then. They will require some additional muscle to pull if they are seized, If they are, I would screw the furnace back to the floor before pulling on them. The furnace often is only an inch of so from the inside of the outer wall. There is no inner skin to pull against.
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Old 12-24-2004, 01:24 PM   #17
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If needed I have a manual in PDF format for the argosy Motorhome. Just drop me an email and I will send it to anyone that needs it.
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Old 12-24-2004, 04:39 PM   #18
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thanks guys. I do have the manual that came with my MH. The po was good about keeping service records and manuals for everything. Has been quite helpful.
One last question-- at this point- I assume I am pulling out the inside of the furnace and leaving the box in there, right?
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Old 12-24-2004, 07:49 PM   #19
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One last question-- at this point- I assume I am pulling out the inside of the furnace and leaving the box in there, right?

Nope.

The furnace comes out in the tan box. If you want to remove it from the case, you have to remove screws that are not accessable while the furnace is installed.
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Old 12-25-2004, 08:01 AM   #20
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thanks- but I have already adjusted it for all the screw will do. I figure the lack of use and dirt must be the problem.
Check for Mud Dauber's and Wasp nests in the air inlet area, they tend to build nests and block the flow, causing a rich condition.
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Old 12-26-2004, 07:42 AM   #21
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I'm not so sure the furnace goes in as a compete unit - mine was screwed to the floor from inside the tan box - there was no way it could have been installed as a complete unit.

I was able to remove my furnace and leave the case in place. There were two screws at the bottom that held the innards in place and the screws that held the exterior vents in place, as well as a wiring harness and the gas line.

The gas line entered at the lower right side and the way it was plumbed it was going to be a major operation to get it undone. I took a shortcut and using tin snips took out a 1" piece of cabinet that blocked the valve from sliding out.

With all the above disconnected, it was a matter of grabbing the guts of the furnace and with a mighty tug it came right out.

Everything I read gave me a 90% probability that it was the circuit board - fortunately, my local dealer had a board tester and was able to confirm my board was good before I shelled out $125 for a new one. It turned out it was my gas valve that was bad - it was easy to replace and once reinstalled the furnace was good as new.

ALANSD - as you are just down the road from me, I would suggest Three Way Campers in Kennesaw for parts - they are a former Airstream dealer and still stock lots of parts - they had everything I needed in stock and their prices were as good as anything I found online. Plus they tested the circuit board for free. If you need a hand, give me a call and I will bring my tin snips!
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Old 12-26-2004, 09:10 AM   #22
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thanks- I thought my manual said to pull the insides out , but when I tried it was stuck tight, although I had only pulled out the one retaining screw in front, and the ones on the vent. My gas line comes off easily and the harness unplugs. I will give it a shot again this week while I have time.

I have been to Three Way a number of times, as well as PlanetRV another good parts source.
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I had to replace the igniter in mine and what I think happens is the furnace is installed first and then the carpet. To get the furnace out you have to loosen up the cabinet face frame. BTW, if you think the igniter module is bad, some of the RV dealers have a tester for them.....bill
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