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Old 06-10-2015, 02:59 PM   #81
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We light our oven every time we use it as well. Doesn't make sense to waste the propane otherwise.

So far the number of times we've used the oven in our new trailer since we bought it last September is 0.

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Old 06-10-2015, 03:02 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
We light our oven every time we use it as well. Doesn't make sense to waste the propane otherwise.

So far the number of times we've used the oven in our new trailer since we bought it last September is 0.
I agree with not lighting it if you dont use it, I thought he was saying he didnt have a pilot light at all and had to light the oven manually.

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Old 06-10-2015, 03:25 PM   #83
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Just a thought. We used the furnace on our first cold weather trip one time (to make sure it worked). Didn't try it it again for about four years. We use space heaters. Mild Louisiana winters.
Wouldn't work. Found that the blower comes on, and then the burners. Dirt daubers had built and blocked the "squirrel cage" blower, not allowing start up. (Ours was under the frige)
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:26 PM   #84
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SOMETIMES, especially if we haven't been in a while, I'll have to light the stove and let it run for 5 minutes or so to get a good gas flow to the appliances(refridge, furnace). If the refridge doesn't have a good flow, a yellow light(on the control panel) will come on telling me the gas is off/out. When it's working good, no light. The furnace doesn't have this feature. But the OP may have to cycle the starting procedure a few times to get it going. The key is get the gas flowing by lighting the stove for several minutes.

Hopefully, the gas tank(s) are turned on.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:38 PM   #85
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For the stove issue, I had that as well. Called FR and they told me to light the burners on top of the stove and let run for a little bit to "circulate the gas" through the lines. It worked....
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:58 PM   #86
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Did you get the heater working yet
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:11 PM   #87
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Just an update on my oven.

My oven has a pilot light, the oven will not work unless the pilot light is lit first. I was having trouble getting the pilot light to light, and thanks to someone here (sorry I forgot who it was) telling me what I was doing wrong it now works. Now that I know how to do it I will just light it when I need it and turn everything off when I'm done. Still working on the furnace issue. You guys have given my several suggestions for things to try, just haven't had a chance yet. I will let you know how I make out.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:22 PM   #88
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What model radio do you have in your unit? If it's an IRV 66 they are known to have multiple issues. There's a whole forum dealing with them. Many of us have gone directly to the manufacturer and have had the problems dealt with immediately. (They know there is an issue).

To comment about Forest River products, I think it's the luck of the draw. We had a 2013 Rockwood 5er, there were no issues at all. The floor plan didn't work for us so we got a 2015 Rockwood 5er and it's had nothing but problems.
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If you think factory is bad. Get ready as most dealer service dept.are the pits. Plan on losing the camper for at least a month or more. God only knows what they will tear up while it is in there. Most techs have no real training or certifications like auto dealers. The bulk are $10-$12 an hour. But we as buyers put up with it so we are to blame. I am an old geezer so I know our Wildcat will be our last no mater what we will not buy another. Good luck and to get it fixed you have to be a pain in their butt and get nasty with them. This is sad as we buy them to relax and enjoy them which I can tell you so far we haven't with ours. My next move if not satisfied will be a lawyer. But over the years I haven't had much luck with lawyers. Good luck Bill

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