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Old 10-03-2015, 09:11 AM   #1
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first time using our furnace in our Roo

We've been out several times last month in colder temps and only used the heated mattresses, but last night and today are COLD here in Michigan. Like 47 degrees cold. So we kicked on the furnace this morning and the smoke alarm keeps going off. We ended up rigging the cool breeze fan to blow air onto the smoke alarm so we're not pissing off the rest of camp, and we cracked a couple of windows and turned the ceiling vent fans on low. Anyone else have this happen and did it stop after the furnace ran for a bit?

Thanks for your input folks, and Happy Camping fellow Roo owners : )
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:12 AM   #2
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Yes it will stop after the oil is burned off the heater exchanger.....
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Thanks, Fonzie! Its our first camper, so we're total newbies but we love our ROO.

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The Dealer should have told you to run the furnace to burn off all the leftover oil from the manufacturing process. Also, good to run occasionally to burn off the dust.
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:40 AM   #5
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It's 48 and misting in ne Indiana now and we kept the ikss warm last night with a small electric heater. We are at a state park with electric hook ups. Use their power instead of my propane.
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:50 AM   #6
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The Dealer should have told you to run the furnace to burn off all the leftover oil from the manufacturing process. Also, good to run occasionally to burn off the dust.
EXACTLY!
Should have been explained during the PDI.
another example of a poor dealer.
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Old 10-03-2015, 02:25 PM   #8
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We always use a small electric heater. Bought our first camper in 1964 from Montgomery ward. It was a pop up with two beds and nothing else. We always used a tiny electric heater. Happy camping.
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Old 10-03-2015, 02:39 PM   #9
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Thumbs up propane furnace

I have found small ceramic heater cubes (approx 10" x 10" x 10") with two heating settings to be great for heating just a small space/room.
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Use their power instead of my propane.
Got that right. They charge for it so might as well use it.

For those with a furnace just set it a few degrees lower in case the electric heater can't keep up. Might never need it but nice to know it is there. You want to run the furnace once in a while anyhow.

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