Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-29-2011, 01:28 AM   #1
Member
 
Vols's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corinth , Texas
Posts: 95
Heater smell

Have an odor when the furnace is on is this normal? I don't remember smelling it b4.
__________________

__________________
Vols is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 07:21 AM   #2
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,732
IF your trailer is fairly new and it's the first time you've used the furnace in a while,
it's normal to smell like hot metal or something similar.
Mine smells slightly the first time it comes on nearly every trip.
More the 1st time of the season.
__________________

__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2004 5.3L Silverado 1500 ext. cab 2WD
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch, AirLift load levelers

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63
KyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 09:00 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 752
I have the same answer than KYDAN. Small rust particles forms and dust on a long unused period. It will go away.
__________________
capucine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 09:13 AM   #4
Member
 
Vols's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corinth , Texas
Posts: 95
Thank you both!
2nd question- how come the unit on roof will come on with furnace (floor vents)
The smell came only when floor vents were blowing. But then I adjusted temp from 66 to 70 (dh & ds were "freezing")
And fan on roof top came on as well
__________________
Vols is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 09:28 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
grhodes50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 2,613
Set the fan to "AUTO" on your thermostat. If it's set on "HI" or "LO" the AC fan will run continuously whether using the AC or furnace.
__________________

Gary & Trish
"PT Crew Member Since 11/2010"
2017 Prime Time Crusader 315RST TE 6.0 : 2007 Flagstaff 206ST MAC Series
2012 F-250 Lariat : FX4 : CC : SB : 6.7L Diesel : 3/55 Gears

2017 Nights Camped - 4
grhodes50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 10:53 AM   #6
Lottery Non-Winner
 
Ovair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 437
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vols View Post
Thank you both!
2nd question- how come the unit on roof will come on with furnace (floor vents)

Previous campers I have owned did not do that. However, the one I have now DOES do that. I figured it was just a method to help distribute the warmer air by circulation. As stated by grhodes50, do set the fan to auto otherwise it will just run and run and run as long as the heater is "on". In the auto position, the roof fan will only kick on when the heater actually fires.
__________________

2011 Georgetown 337
2009 HD FLHTCU
2007 HD FXSTC
Ovair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 11:27 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
grhodes50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 2,613
Ovair, I don't believe AC Vols fan will run when set on AUTO while using the furnance. Mine doesn't.

Vols has a PT tt so I believe he has the same Dometic Digital Thermostat that I have.
Click image for larger version

Name:	Thermostat.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	49.9 KB
ID:	8846

Here's some operating instructions for the Dometic Digital Thermostat that I have posted before.

Use the On/Off Mode button to select FAN. Then use the +/- button to select either Hi, Lo or Auto. When using the AC and the fan is in the Hi or Lo setting it will run continuously while the compressor will cycle on and off. In the Auto mode the fan will cycle on and off as well.

If the fan is set on Hi or Lo while using the furnace, the AC fan will run continuously, so be sure to set the fan on Auto when using the furnace. When set on Auto the AC fan will not run, only the furnace blower which will cycle on and off. You can, however, leave the AC fan running while using the furnace to help with condensation problems.

Use the On/Off Mode button to select COOL. Use the +/- button to select the thermostat temperature setting. (same procedures for the furnace)

When using the AC with the fan in the Auto mode the fan will run on high when the room temperature is 5 or higher than the thermostat setting. When the room temperature drops to within 4 or less than the thermostat setting, the fan will stop for a few seconds the start again in the Lo mode.
__________________

__________________

Gary & Trish
"PT Crew Member Since 11/2010"
2017 Prime Time Crusader 315RST TE 6.0 : 2007 Flagstaff 206ST MAC Series
2012 F-250 Lariat : FX4 : CC : SB : 6.7L Diesel : 3/55 Gears

2017 Nights Camped - 4
grhodes50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.