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Old 09-12-2016, 07:42 AM   #1
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New camper after 30 years..

Just bought a 2016 Wolf Pup. It's been 30 years since I trailered. Since I don't have the old 1977 Suburban to tow any more, had to go light with a 2007 Honda Ridgeline. As I get used to trailering again it's nice to have this forum to help with questions. Everything seems to be working, but this morning was cool enough to try out the heater and after a short while the smoke detector went off, NOT THE CO detector. Took it off the ceiling and put on table, and it didn't alarm. I'm thinking the heater has to burn off any oils from manufacturing. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-12-2016, 07:45 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. You made an excellent choice by joining as there's a lot of info and great folks here to help in any way they can.
You are exactly right, new furnaces typically need to run a while with the windows open to remove the oils used in the manufacturing process.

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Old 09-12-2016, 07:47 AM   #3
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Mine did the same thing the first couple of times I tried out t he furnace. No problem since. Hope you really enjoy your new camper.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:09 AM   #4
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Good morning and welcome to the forums from SW Idaho.

You are correct about the oil on the furnace metal ours went off early in the morning and scared the dickens out of us.

This is one thing your dealer should have covered during your walk thru ours did but with the information overload we forgot about it...

Best of luck and enjoy your new unit.

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Old 09-12-2016, 08:17 AM   #5
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your 2016 Wolf Pup. I agree with everyone else about burning off the oils on a new furnace.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:47 AM   #6
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Thanks guys

Wow, what a fast response. Thanks for putting my mind at ease. Just have to do a little wiring for the lights on the Ridgeline and be on the road. Thanks again all.
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new camper purchase. Enjoy and Later RJD
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Hello and welcome from northern Arizona! Congrats on the new rig! Our very first trailer was a 2003 Aliner and we had that for 8 years before upgrading to a "real" trailer, although we really enjoyed that Aliner while we had it. Happy Camping!



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