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Old 05-07-2015, 02:16 PM   #11
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Well the fridge burner is more like a pilot light, and the Furnace battery drain would be from the blower, Chances are your furnace issue was bleeding the air from the gas line. My question is why your new battery is only 2/3 when it should have been fully charged after towing?
So if I understand this. The furnace should ignite and run without the battery being full. To the point the battery is practically dead right? The problem could have been gas getting to the furnace?
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:02 PM   #12
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Always light a burner on your stove first before you try to light the water heater or furnace. You may have air in the lines. Was the propane on and tanks full?
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:37 PM   #13
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Always light a burner on your stove first before you try to light the water heater or furnace. You may have air in the lines. Was the propane on and tanks full?
Yes, they were. The refrigerator ignited. I also turned on the stove burner.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:18 PM   #14
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I'm not sure what the power need is to maintain the furnace, but if your fan doesn't blow the heat out, your high limit switch will cut off the furnace.
You could consider bringing the battery home with you between trips.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:36 PM   #15
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For the furnace the battery only runs the blower, what might have happened is your furnace locked out. On mine if it fails to light after the third time trying it has to be reset (power it off for 30 seconds and try again).

This is what might have happened when you hooked the genny up to the camper.

For the oil level in the genny (I have the same one) I fill it till it just seeps out of the check hole, I know its full that way but not overfilled. I had a few problems with mine, but after an hour of running and topping the oil off Ive never had a problem in 2 years.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:46 PM   #16
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For the furnace the battery only runs the blower,
Not true. The battery also runs the electronics on the furnace, including the igniter. It's possible that with the battery somewhat depleted, the current draw by the blower was enough to lower the voltage at the electronics enough that they died.

But given this was your first time to light the furnace ever, I'm guessing your problem was air in the gas line.
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Not true. The battery also runs the electronics on the furnace, including the igniter. It's possible that with the battery somewhat depleted, the current draw by the blower was enough to lower the voltage at the electronics enough that they died.

But given this was your first time to light the furnace ever, I'm guessing your problem was air in the gas line.
True and what I should have expanded on (I was just trying to dumb it down, because when you are new you can get overwhelmed easily, I know I did) I was talking about the main power draw, once it is lit it uses very little power other than the blower.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:15 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone for the advice. We will see how it goes the next trip. I'm really excited about getting back out there.
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I have same exact truck and soon will have the same exact camper. How are you finding the tow experience to be?


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