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Old 03-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Help! No Heat...Murphys Law

Hows that saying go...what can go wrong will?

I was just outside getting things ready for our first trip and its a bit chilly so I opened the propane tank, lit the stove for a second to draw up the propane, moved the lever on the thermostat over the about half way between cool and warmer and...nothing. Waited for 5 mins and still nothing. We have used the heat before and never had a problem.

Any ideas? This could really make our first trip with the nights dipping down to the 30s a little less than comfy.
Thanks!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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do you hear it clicking when it tried to start ? is the blower running when you turn it on ?
did you open propane valve to fast ?
is there debris in the gas tube ?
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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You mentioned setting the thermostat...did you switch from off to heat?

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #4
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Hows that saying go...what can go wrong will?

I was just outside getting things ready for our first trip and its a bit chilly so I opened the propane tank, lit the stove for a second to draw up the propane, moved the lever on the thermostat over the about half way between cool and warmer and...nothing. Waited for 5 mins and still nothing. We have used the heat before and never had a problem.

Any ideas? This could really make our first trip with the nights dipping down to the 30s a little less than comfy.
Thanks!!
Do you have the switch on?
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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Here is some Furnace troubleshooting info.

Furnace will not light if the air blower is not running.
There is a "sail" switch that has to close to put power to the gas solenoid.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #6
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Do you have gas at your stove or hot water tank? Make sure you purge the system! Also make sure propane tank is full if low on propane pressure may not be recognized by furnace to kick on. As f1100turbo stated valve may have been open to fast freezing valve if real cold outside.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:43 AM   #7
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Here is where I'm at...
I lit the 3 burners on the stove and for a few minutes before I tried the furnace. Tested the fuses (all good) and switched the breakers on and off for good measure. The tanks should be more than full because we have not used the trailer yet. The thermostat does nto have a an on/off switch. It only has the lever on top that goes left to right from cooler/off to warmer. When I push it over to warmer to get things going, there is no click, no "woosh", nothing. I waited maybe 5 mins each time I tried.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #8
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Pic of thermostat?
Never assume tanks are full.
you should hear the blower kick on.
There should be an on off switch to as well as a a/c -heat switch.

Make model and year of unit would help at this point.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #9
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Found this picture online. This is my exact thermostat except mine is black. My trailer is a 2012 rockwood mini lite 2109s


suburban rv thermostat - Google Search
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Are you hooked to shore power or just battery?
If just battery you may not have enough juice to get the fan going which will prevent to furnace from starting. If you have the option try this on shore power otherwise check to see if the battery is fully charged & try again
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