Originally Posted by handbuilder
Jim, I went and looked at mine.
Your Cool Cat is under your bed. Your furnace is where you dine, the black vented cover next to the fridge. The controls for both are on all in one control panel inside the left hand side of the doorway (as you enter the trailer)
From inside your trailer, look to the right of your fridge, you will see the black vented cover. Bend or lay down and flash a light inside the vent opening. You should be able to find the sticker with the model # on the right hand bottom corner (as you are facing it) You might need to remove the cover but I was able to see it laying on my stomach, with a flashlight pointed in that bottom right corner, thru the vents. Mine has the NT-2OSE model. Hopes this helps?
Dont feel bad, my trailer manual is minimal, the supplied paperwork on the Suburban furnace is mostly on installation and how the furnace works, but details of what is installed and BTU is on the sticker on the unit. Its been a tad frustrating to have to individually search for more info on the appliances. LOL - On my first trip out, I reluctantly admit that I couldnt even operate the microwave correctly!
I will do that today since it looks like it may be a little warmer. It's been so cold here that I have to get bundled up just to go outside let alone work on the camper. Also, dmf564's remark about looking for an outside vent for a furnace. There is no outside vent meaning the unit just has a heat pump. I know the round black vent under the dinette you're referring to. I will examine it today and if necessary, remove the cover to get the serial number and the BTU's.
The control panel just inside the door is probably a generic controller and is installed on all units whether they have a furnace or not. (The manual even shows a heat strip setting which is not shown on the actual controller.) One size fits all! But I was surprised that the BTU's is not listed in the manual. That's an important piece of information. It's probably cheaper for Forest River to print one manual, whether it has all the devices or not, and pack it with the camper. (In my FR camper manual, there is a whole section on how to put up and take down a canvas sided unit.)
I'm glad my unit has a heat pump as I always camp where there is shore power and that will save me from using up propane. The propane can now be used for just the stove, hot water heater and grill.
I really thank all you folks for coming to my rescue. (I kinda got myself in trouble with posting my initial question in the wrong place and was quickly reprimanded and I thought I might have a problem with people helping me out. But as it turns out, everyone was very understanding and put me on the right track.)
I can't thank you folks enough. I sure hope I meet up with some of you one day. The first beer is on me!