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Old 11-04-2014, 08:02 PM   #1
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Furnace troubles

Been camping 5 months, so first time in cold weather. As we were backing in, our neighbor said he'd sold an identical rig. So, he helped us with the furnace.
However, it runs for about 5 minutes and cuts off. If I flip on/off it will restart, but always stops in 5 minutes
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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Does it blow hot or cold for 5 minutes?
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:30 PM   #3
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Been camping 5 months, so first time in cold weather. As we were backing in, our neighbor said he'd sold an identical rig. So, he helped us with the furnace.
However, it runs for about 5 minutes and cuts off. If I flip on/off it will restart, but always stops in 5 minutes
Sounds like its tripping an overheat sensor. That can be due to poor gas flow through the heater/part blocked. Or poor combustion causing overheating, or even a bad sensor with false reading. Might be good to have it checked and repaired soonest. You don't want to overheat anything for real.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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It blows cold air.
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Is there propane in the tank and is it turned on?
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:44 PM   #6
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Yes and yes. Our competent neighbor helped us with that part.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:57 PM   #7
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With previous camper I had to blow out nozzle to clear teeny spider nests. Worked like a champ. Spiders are drawn to propane for some reason!


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Old 11-05-2014, 08:26 PM   #8
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FWIW: had an issue with the furnace too--
Things to check:
low voltage
flame burning unclean-- yellow vs blue
clogged output or input (stuff in your tubes )
bad limit switch, or wrong one (I replaced 2 so far)
and finally, never been cleaned.
may be other issues not discovered.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:20 PM   #9
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We will check out these ideas now that we're home. Love our new online camping community! ! You all rock!!
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