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Old 10-04-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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70 Tradewind - How do you remove furnace?

The furnace is under the kitchen sink in our unit. We want to remove it to have it tested before using. What is the best way to remove the unit?
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:54 AM   #2
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there's probably only 1 way.

if its like mine, you have to remove the plate over the exhaust/intake ports on the outside. then remove the flange, which is attached to the furnaces exhaust pipe, and holds it tight against the interior wall of the trailer.

then you go under the sink, remove the face plate, disconnect the wires and gas line, remove a couple of screws from the front of the furnace, and it should slide out of its "rack". the outer box stays in place. Its a very tight fit around the galley cabinet, but its do-able.
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Old 10-04-2004, 04:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I'll get to work shortly!
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:21 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Furnace in '69 Tradewind

Oh, ThankyouThankyouThankyou!

I was just about to give up the search for knowledge when I found this thread - I am about to run the same furnace-removal Olympics .

Herm / Debby - how did it go??!

Thanks again...

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Old 01-19-2006, 07:31 AM   #5
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Sounds about like the one in my 68...

I recently pulled my furance out of the trade wind. Rather than take any chance with a furnace approaching 40 years old, I chose to replace it. Believe it or not, some where in the last 3 plus decades the design changed so a friend and I are going to have to engineer a "work around" to make the new furnace fit. I can try and post pics of this adventure if there is any interest or someone thinks it might help them. Conversly, if you have already done this I would REALLY appreciate a discription of how you handled the job and photos if you have them .

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Old 02-02-2006, 08:17 AM   #6
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My old Suburban furnace in my '68 Tradewind works fine (I do make sure the CO monitor is on when in use), but I, too, plan to replace it. My question is, What do I need to do to the skin on the outside. A replacment furnace not only needs a little reworking of the ducts, but the intake and exhaust will not be the same. Is it a matter of a riveted patch and the cutting of new holes?

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Old 02-02-2006, 04:19 PM   #8
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I simply shimmed up the new furnace in my '71 Tradewind to match the exsisting holes in the outer skin.
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