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Old 06-07-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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OK, I'm new at this. Do these 2 things run off the same pilot? I know where the WH pilot is but no one ever showed me the furnace pilot. Are they 2 separate things? Or if WH pilot on will that supply the furnace??

My Forest River owners manual doesn't say anything about a furnace pilot. I have a 2010 Cruise Lite.

Sorry, so many questions. But love this forum to find the answers!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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You never told up what you have?
A motorhome, a trailer, a Popup or what? Model and year will help.

In my motorhome....
The air heater furnace has an automatic igniter and you don't see it but can hear it startup.
My Hot water heater also has an auto ignition.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:51 PM   #3
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Iggy,she did say 2010 Cruise Lite (by who?).

First, appliances can never share a pilot light, so that makes it simple.

In 2010 I would think that they are all electronic ignition (spark ignitor you'll hear clicking) but if you see a pilot in the water-heater then so be it. The furnace will be electronic igniter because I've never seen one where you could get access to light a pilot.
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Dr. Stacey, it looks like you have a 2010 Salem Cruise Light. If you could put that, along with the floorplan designation (like 318BH) into your user profile that would help us help you. (That's the "User CP" link near the top of the screen.) Thanks.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:18 PM   #6
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It appears my water heater and furnace are both Suburban. Could this brand share a pilot light? I can't for the life of me find the furnace pilot light, there is no other access door on the outside of the camper and nothing in the owner's manual.
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I already answered your question. Please go back and read post #3.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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It appears my water heater and furnace are both Suburban. Could this brand share a pilot light? I can't for the life of me find the furnace pilot light, there is no other access door on the outside of the camper and nothing in the owner's manual.
I don't know your unit but usually the wood slotted panel or black screen under the refrigerator or stove is the access to the heater.
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Anyone have problems with their outside heating unit catching fire? My wife smelled something in the camper and looked outside and saw small flames melting the wiring insulation.
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Anyone have problems with their outside heating unit catching fire? My wife smelled something in the camper and looked outside and saw small flames melting the wiring insulation.
YIKES!!!!! Do you have pictures? I've not had any problems like that. What is your type and model camper? That helps allot with folks answering your questions.
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