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Old 11-13-2019, 08:39 AM   #1
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Furnace/heater start up question

Plan on doing some camping next weekend and have never used the furnace. I've read the manual but when i run the furnace it doesn't really heat up and shuts off after a few minutes. It's using propane but.... Any thoughts on how to correct this?
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:42 AM   #2
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What do you have your thermostat set at?
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:50 AM   #3
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i have it set at 70-75
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:16 AM   #4
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i have it set at 70-75
What brand of thermostat allows you to set a temperature interval instead of a fixed number?
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start with the easy stuff try resetting the thermostat (and check your propane). ours in ridiculously sensitive and I probably reset mine several times a day.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:46 AM   #6
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If you have an analog thermostat, replace it with a digital.

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Old 11-13-2019, 09:54 AM   #7
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Stock thermostat

Slides over to 65, 70, 75...
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:42 PM   #8
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Which thermostat do you have? Is it for the A/C and furnace or just the furnace?

Are any of the registers blocked or closed?
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:29 PM   #9
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Plan on doing some camping next weekend and have never used the furnace. I've read the manual but when i run the furnace it doesn't really heat up and shuts off after a few minutes. It's using propane but.... Any thoughts on how to correct this?
Does it do this when you're on battery, shore power/generator or both?
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Plan on doing some camping next weekend and have never used the furnace. I've read the manual but when i run the furnace it doesn't really heat up and shuts off after a few minutes. It's using propane but.... Any thoughts on how to correct this?
Those are the same characteristics mine exhibited on our last trip in Oct. Fan on, clicks several times, then stops, then tries again, then eventually shuts off. I had to switch over to my other propane tank-mine was out of propane.
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Old 11-13-2019, 02:34 PM   #11
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The thermostat in our MH is a Dometic digital and I have to set it to 75 if I want it to be 70.
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:12 PM   #12
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I believe it's typical for the fan to come on first - then the propane/furnace kicks-in so the heat is distributed. If there's no ignition, there would be no reason for the fan to keep running. It may try several times, but no ignition means no heat. Agree a first step is to check the propane supply. Also check to be sure there are no obstructions in the exhaust or air intake tubes. Depending upon your level of expertise, you may or may not feel comfortable digging much deeper yourself - could be an ignitor, nozzle, etc. That's outside my pay grade, so I would tend to let the experts deal with it after I've addressed the easy stuff. Good luck!
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Furnace no heat

When I purchased a brand new 2018 Class C Freelander Micro Mini it would blow air then shut down. The only fix was to replace the furnace module which was eventually sent to me at no charge.
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