Finally got me a trailer..AND a pickup truck...;-) The '69 Safari ain't gonna win no beauty contests but she's roadworthy. I pulled the infamous "recall" Suburban NT-22 furnace out today and sure 'nuff, I'm guessing this is the cracked crossover tube that prompted the recall:
Nice lil' gap there ain't it! The PO included an electric heater in the deal so I'm also guessin' they didn't use the furnace much. So unless a wise guru sage can give me a really compelling reason why I should repair and keep a 40 year old recalled furnace that I can't buy parts for in the trailer (other than the circuit board reason..I'll just live with that one) I'll be replacing the NT-22 with....what..and NT-24? Help me out here. I know about the input vs. output rating change but I'd sure like to hear some real world success stories of folks who did the upgrade and are happy with it.
So when I get this new heater in, should I expect it to come complete with the rubber seal that mates to the trailer wall, or keep the old one?:
Dude on the phone told me "only two wires and a coupla ducts and you're done!" right off the bat, I'm counting FOUR wires, but I guess I can handle that lil' curveball since I pre-labeled them, but wait, the new heater won't have my labels...can't be THAT hard, right?:
So here's the case (including antique mud-dauber nest) I'm sure hoping the new unit won't have me snaking the supply line up over the heat like the old one did. Any "sucess story" folks wanna chime in on duct-matching or plenum-matching issues here?
Ummm..one more thing. The exterior vent cover was held on my 2 little springs. What's the trick to getting this puppy back on, since I can't very well pass the needlenose pliers through the screen?
OK, since you mentioned vents (no, YOU mentioned vents, you're thinking..) where can I get me one'a these here stove vents?
Hey, thanks hard-rockin' AIRSTREAMers! Total Trailer Monsters you are, one and all.
Rick Olivier- New Orleans