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Old 10-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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How to turn on the heat?

Hi All!
I have a Micro Lite 18FBR, 2008. New to me about 5 weeks ago. Was camping this weekend and it got cold at night. I couldn't figure out how to turn the heat on. Any pointers?



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Old 10-21-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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LP on, Fan set to 'Auto', Furnace set to 'On' and temp set to whatever you want. Someplace in your paperwork you should have directions for your furnace and thermostat.

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Old 10-22-2013, 07:54 AM   #3
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The LP heater will give off an oily smell and maybe some smoke for the first five minutes or so. The oil is from the manufacturing process. If your camper is closed up, it may set off the smoke alarm.

If possible, run the furnace to burn the oil off with the door and windows open while you are at home. We didn't know to do that and set off the smoke alarm at 6 AM (which was before daylight) on a Sunday morning in a campground.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:22 PM   #4
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Also, remember that the furnace uses a lot of propane. When camping with hookups, I use and elec heater. It works great on my 30ft 5er. Has an auto shut off if tips over and a thermostat to keep it at the right temp...Just a thought..
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