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Old 03-30-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Startup of Furnace

I've got a new RLT1905 TT and have a question on my furnace. We are getting ready to go out on our maiden voyage and I have a couple of questions. First of all, how do I start the furnace? I've got lots of documentation with the camper to install a furnace, but nothing on actually using it. So, here is what I "think" works...

Once I'm parked, leveled, etc...
1. Turn on my propane
2. Close my Interior Power circuit breaker.
3. Set the thermostat to desired temperature
4. Furnace will auto-ignite and run

Yes? No?

Assuming this is remotely accurate, does my camper need to be hooked to a power source (110vAC) to work? Can I run my furnace on battery power?

This is likely pretty simple stuff, but like I said..our dealer walk-thru was done by a mechanic who was pretty put out.... Any help out there?
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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There may be a selector on the thermostat for heat/off/cool as it controls both the furnace and the AC. There also may be a fan selector for on/auto...is should be on auto.

The ignition and furnace fan are 12V.

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be sure to let the furnace run for awhile, with windows, vents and door open. to burn off the factory oils/residue.

someone else here just posted about the alarms going off because the dealer didn't do it for them, nor told them that they would need to do it.

by the way, what brand is your RLT and what is an "Interior Power circuit breaker"?
are you talking about the regular breaker for the furnace?
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Out RLT is a Forest River Mini Lite model. I wasn't certain if the heater blower would run on 12v and was wanting to test it before we hit the road. The alarm unit in the trailer does keep going off now and of course, they didn't tell me at hing about that...
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Out RLT is a Forest River Mini Lite model. I wasn't certain if the heater blower would run on 12v and was wanting to test it before we hit the road. The alarm unit in the trailer does keep going off now and of course, they didn't tell me at hing about that...
Make sure WHICH alarm is going off.

The CO or Propane alarm should not be going off for a heater burn off.

Low house battery power will set off the propane detector.
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If it hasn't run before, you might have to try several times before propane reaches the heater. If it doesn't start by the third attempt, it will lock out. You have to shut off and retry to reset the lock-out.
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Thanks everyone for the help. The alarm that keeps going off is on my Power Inverter unit. No idea what is causing it to alarm.
I'll try to burn in the furnace today and see how it goes.
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Thanks everyone for the help. The alarm that keeps going off is on my Power Inverter unit. No idea what is causing it to alarm.
I'll try to burn in the furnace today and see how it goes.
Just to throw one out there, you do have a battery installed, right?
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Inverter alarms are typically "Low Battery" alerts.
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