Furnace pilot light clicking but not lighting
We turned on our furnace for the first time this past weekend and at first, the furnace pilot ignited ok and it ran for several minutes until the temperature in the camper met what we had the thermostat set at. Then, it seemed that after that, when the furnace would try and ignite the pilot, we could see it flicker and hear it clicking but it would not stay on. So, we started messing with the thermostat, increasing the temp, to see if it would finally ignite. It never did again until we retried the next morning. Are these furnaces sensitive to multiple retries at lighting? Note: We also lite the stove and turned both outside tanks to "on" just in case, although the camper and both tanks are new and should have plenty of propane available.
Does anyone know if there is a trick to this, or if we needed to wait some time before retrying to ignite? It was pretty chilly in the mountains of NC last weekend and we were frusterated with the heat situation and our lack of knowledge. With electric ignite we assumed we only needed to turn the wall thermostat on "furnace" and set the thermostat to the desired temp... any info is appreciated!