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Old 06-23-2014, 09:54 PM   #11
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So I forgot to check this while drawing a load, but I was at 12.73 without a load. I checked each battery independently and both were identical. I did a bleed the propane, but I hadn't disconnected it. I did check the furnace operation and it worked tonight at 5000 feet. Could a low propane tank at 8800 feet in CO be the culprit? It was not that cold, probably 45 as the low. If the furnace does not fire once will it not try again until shut off?


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Old 06-24-2014, 08:53 AM   #12
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Altitude and weather might well be the problem.

Yes the furnace must be shut off and back on to get it to try re-ignition.
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:57 PM   #13
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So bottom line is have good batteries and a full tank of propane to ensure success. Thanks for the help.


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Old 06-24-2014, 06:33 PM   #14
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Good batteries and full propane but it is not a guarantee - I think altitude is also a factor - plus there are other devices that can fail.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:13 PM   #15
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Ok. I just took my propane tank in to get filled. It was about 1/2 full. I am going to bleed it next time really well. Hopefully I am fixed up then.


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Old 06-28-2014, 07:35 PM   #16
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Mine did a strange thing last winter. It would not ignite. We were at a campground in myrtle beach. I had the service folks come out and they blew compressed air into the heater exhaust vent. Bingo! It worked. They told me that sometimes small bits of stuff fall onto the pilot light area causing the heater to not ignite. No cost to give it a try.


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At that altitude and temp, there is also a remote chance depending on where you got the tanks filled that they might have filled it with butane or a butane/propane mix instead of 100% propane which would definitely affect the furnace. Butane does not vaporize at as low a temperature as propane. IIC butane does not vaporize at temps below 32° F.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:58 PM   #18
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I broke down and took the camper in. The service department said I need to open up air flow by removing the cover or replacing the orifice in the furnace. Does this sound right? Hopefully the air flow fix is the one that works. Leaving for 10 days tomorrow.


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Old 07-13-2014, 05:05 PM   #19
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Should not have to remove inlet grill for furnace to operate properly.

Our furnace and refrigerator work okay down to 10.5 volts. Had to do it several times. Ruining batteries is less pain on me than letting dearly beloved's little dog get cold.
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