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Old 03-30-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Heater problems on maiden voyage

We took our new 3011 out for a 3 night trip up the coast and found that when we ran our heater the smoke detector alarm kept coming on. We had one window open a couple of inches and the roof vents slightly open so there was some fresh air coming in. Has anyone else had this problem? Could this just be a breaking in issue? We're heading for Yellowstone mid-June and I sure want to be able to have it working or it will be some mighty chilling mornings!

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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they always smoke the first time they are lit. your dealer should have burnt it off for you but most are too lazy. open all the windows and let it burn for half an hour. it will be all good.

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:44 PM   #3
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your dealer failed you twice, once by not doing the standard RV furnace burnout of the factory oils and second by not advising you to do it, since they didn't.

this is a standard practice that is mentioned in any good PDI.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I'm a little frustrated to hear the dealer didn't do their job but happy it's not something that can't be easily fixed.
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