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Old 12-03-2016, 05:35 PM   #11
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Okay. I will go with your word on that. I am now entering my sixth hour today (total of 9) and I think we've turned the corner. Improvement every hour.

How about the fan/motor noise? Any input on that? This video is basically to hear the motor.

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Old 12-03-2016, 06:07 PM   #12
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Mine was making a terrible burnt plastic smell and had an intermittent noise. The first time at the dealership they ran it and said it was fine. it did it again and I asked them to pull the heater and check to see if the fan was hitting the "squirrel" cage inside. They found the fan blade was loose and periodically rubbing against the cage. It is also a Suburban model. Be persistent and have them pull it. I hang out at the dealership when they do most of my warranty work. They're excellent about letting me see what they fixed.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:27 AM   #13
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I have a new Forest River camper and the furnace gives off a burnt oil smell every time I turn it on. I have run the furnace 10 times for 20 minutes per time. The smell will not go away. Very frustrating! Any ideas?
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:43 AM   #14
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I have a new Forest River camper and the furnace gives off a burnt oil smell every time I turn it on. I have run the furnace 10 times for 20 minutes per time. The smell will not go away. Very frustrating! Any ideas?
Need to run it for more than 20 minutes. I run for a minimum of 30 minutes more if possible. For most furnaces that will take care of the smell issue, some take longer than others. On my last TT it took 30 minutes and I was good to go. On my current motor home it took over an hour the first time, then a couple more 30 minute sessions to get it cleared up. I suspect that they don't always do a good job of cleaning up during the manufacturing process.

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Old 12-04-2016, 09:09 AM   #15
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The furnace should have burnt off any oil by now if you ran it as you said. Need to turn on high and let run for 30 min at least and open doors and windows to exit smoke or smell. Later RJD
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:53 AM   #16
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There is no oil in a camper or fifth wheel, maybe you are getting the new furnace smell, but it is not oil.
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:12 AM   #17
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I purchased a new Forest River camper and every time I turn on the furnace, I get a very strong burnt oil smell. I have run the furnace 10 times for 20 minutes per time and the smell will not go away. Very frustrating. Any ideas?
If you ran the furnace till it got hot the light coating to stop rust should be gone. What you might be smelling is your blower motor. You not going to beable to tell unless you have a 12v amprobe to measure the amps on startup. You could be burning a start winding in it. That will smell like oil. Is your motor straining when it starts? Also since the R/A is not ducted you could be picking up the smell from something your storing, best guess I have....
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I had that smell for the first 1 1/2 hours of continuous use. Even had to take the battery out of the smoke detector for awhile. It should pass.
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:30 PM   #19
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RV furnaces all stink when new. All the metal inside is coated with drawing oil (stamped parts) so it had to burn off. No big deal run it until is don't stink anymore and carry on....
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Pretty loud, not normal
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