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Old 12-28-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Original furnace in 65 Overlander?

Can anyone tell me what make/model furnace was installed in a 1965 Overlander? I was going to attempt to fire it up for the first time tomorrow and wanted to get any info I could before hand.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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Can anyone tell me what make/model furnace was installed in a 1965 Overlander? I was going to attempt to fire it up for the first time tomorrow and wanted to get any info I could before hand.
It might be an LPG furnace made by International Oil Burner. If so, don't fire it up, as they tend to often explode.

If not, then an early version of a Suburban.

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Can anyone tell me what make/model furnace was installed in a 1965 Overlander? I was going to attempt to fire it up for the first time tomorrow and wanted to get any info I could before hand.
A nearly fifty year old RV furnace is full of things that could go badly wrong. Unless it looks squeaky clean and brand new, I would be very careful about using it. You can have combustion chamber leaks, heat exchanger leaks, LP leaks, and any number of any things that could render it unusable. Probably the best thing, unless it starts and runs with no exhaust gas leaks or funny noises, is to save your pennies and put a new furnace in.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:25 AM   #4
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Thanks for the warnings. The PO said he hadn't used the furnace, and I'm pretty sure its original. I don't think it's an International, but I'll check it out a little more.
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What do you know. It was an International Oil Burner and I saw that it was really rusted and looked awful after I got a flashlight down there and took a look! After seeing it, I wouldn't have tried lighting it anyhow, but thanks for the heads up. We will junk it and most likely use the space for storage as we don't expect to do much cold weather travel.
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What do you know. It was an International Oil Burner and I saw that it was really rusted and looked awful after I got a flashlight down there and took a look! After seeing it, I wouldn't have tried lighting it anyhow, but thanks for the heads up. We will junk it and most likely use the space for storage as we don't expect to do much cold weather travel.
I,m thinking about doing the same thing, and wondered how you plug up the vent hole going outside??
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... and wondered how you plug up the vent hole going outside??
The best but not cheapest method is Alclad Aluminum and Olympic Rivets.
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