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Old 09-04-2015, 11:59 AM   #11
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the library on the top light green bar on the top of this page has a lot of information on how to maintain you tt or repair it.

Hope this helps Tim
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:59 PM   #12
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Not AC, as I thought it should work with the deep cycle battery for power.
Yes, it should if the battery has a good charge. There is a gas shut off valve where the gas goes into the furnace, make sure it is open. Assuming you checked the fuse in the converter? Thermostat is set to heat, set temp up high and fan is in auto position and high speed if you have speed settings. Still nothing? Flip switches back and forth a few times. Sometimes they get corroded because they are not used.

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Old 09-04-2015, 01:01 PM   #13
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I found this statement in the owners manual
"Turn shut-off valve to “OFF”. This furnace is equipped with a valve shut-off switch. With switch in “OFF” position, gas will not flow to burner nor will the furnace operate."
But I could not see where it is , they don't show it in there diagram.
Not a switch, it is a shut off valve.

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Old 09-04-2015, 03:50 PM   #14
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Hot Water

I have a 2004 Rockwood fifth wheel trailer. It has a Suburban 6 gallon hot water heater. When the hot water switch failed to cause ignition, I checked the outside of the heater. Behind the cover are two reset buttons. I pressed these and the ignition switch fired. They are hard to recognize; the word "reset" is embossed into blank plastic and there are two rubber "buttons".
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:49 PM   #15
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Sounds like its time for a multi meter.
Also, If your thermostat is not digital, you should hear a click from it when initiated.
When using the multi meter, I would start at the thermostat, should have one wire a constant 12v and when the temp is pushed up it should contact to another wire too be 12v.
If the furnace board recognizes a 12v signal it should start the fan for 20-60sec before trying to light.
If you have signal coming out of thermostat, check to see if it getting to the board.
Then it gets a little complicate but it sounds like you’re not even getting to this point.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:36 AM   #16
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Here is a pic of what I found when I opened my pop-up battery box. The thinner red wire was not attached to anything, so I connected it to one of the small silver boxes (the one on the right) that are attached to the positive post. Still no furnace. Should this wire be attached someplace else? This could have nothing to do with the furnace, but I believe this thin red wire needs to be connected someplace (the correct place).
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:15 AM   #17
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Here is a pic of what I found when I opened my pop-up battery box. The thinner red wire was not attached to anything, so I connected it to one of the small silver boxes (the one on the right) that are attached to the positive post. Still no furnace. Should this wire be attached someplace else? This could have nothing to do with the furnace, but I believe this thin red wire needs to be connected someplace (the correct place).
That wire probably has nothing to do with the furnace. The furnace would be wired thru the converter box, one of the 12 volt fuses. It should be marked or labeled so you know which one.

It is hard to tell what that wire is for. You will have to trace it back to see where it is connected. It probably won't hurt to hook it up but I would try to trace it to find out what it feeds.


You have gotten some good suggestions. Check them and let us know what is going on.

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Old 09-05-2015, 09:23 AM   #18
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We went to the FROG rally and found a hot loose wire under the sink on our Rockwood 2703ws. The tech asked if we never tried to use the furnace? We live in Florida and use a portable elec fireplace on cool nights. I guess the amish electrician did not know what the wire was for.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:46 PM   #19
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To Happy Vibe, Turbs, and TimVWulp, a BIG THANK YOU! Furnace is running. What it needed was a good charge on the battery. So, we are off next weekend on our maiden voyage. If you folks ever get around to camping in or near Yellowstone National Park, give a holler, and maybe we could meet. We live less than a hundred miles from there. Anyway, I feel glad that my pop-up is fully functional, but even more important to me is that I feel like I have some new friends! Thanks again for your interest and offers of help.
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