RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2016, 12:42 PM   #61
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Waterford, VA
Posts: 3
No heat from furnace

I found that the propane regulator needed replacement. You can test for this by turning on all the stove burners/water heater and see if they go out or reduce when you turn on the propane generator.

Sometimes the regulator will only allow a small amount of fuel and not enough to light the furnace.

Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 12:42 PM   #62
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
Ok - I check the powe at the fuse - fine
Check the power at the the roast - fine

Hoping it's the thermostat itself - not the furnace
Cedricshelby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 12:43 PM   #63
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
FYI : stove works great -
It's going to get cold tonight :-(
Cedricshelby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 12:48 PM   #64
Senior Member
 
JustB_Rad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cedricshelby View Post
FYI : stove works great -
It's going to get cold tonight :-(
Go to walmart and buy yourself a heater.....
__________________
2016 Grey Wolf 26DBH following a 2014 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman

Life is good...Live it!
Nights Camped - (2014) - 16 in 6 trips (2015) - 20 in 6 trips
(2016) - 21 in 7 trips
(2017) - 12 in 3 and going seasonal for at least the rest of the year!
JustB_Rad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 12:48 PM   #65
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10,724
Send a message via AIM to B and B
Short the two terminals with slot screws on the left. If furnace starts the thermostat is bad.

The Mercury bulb (silver) should be disposed off properly as well.
B and B is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 12:48 PM   #66
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
Will do
Cedricshelby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 12:57 PM   #67
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
I want to try to by pass the thermostat before I pay $189 to look at it- if I know what's wrong with it they won't hurt me financially so bad!
Cedricshelby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 12:58 PM   #68
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 12,992
Quote:
Originally Posted by B and B View Post
Short the two terminals with slot screws on the left. If furnace starts the thermostat is bad.
I asked him to do that 57 posts ago in post # 11.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '17=30 '18=51 '19=58 '20=98
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 01:01 PM   #69
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
I did in post 2....that's what everyone is trying to do...save you some cash, and have you learn a little about your RV
bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 01:02 PM   #70
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
Sorry - I just don't understand what you are saying -

Please simplify Terminology for a dummy like mw
Cedricshelby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 01:02 PM   #71
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10,724
Send a message via AIM to B and B
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5picker View Post
I asked him to do that 57 posts ago in post # 11.
I know...maybe it was lost in the noise on the thread! Like AM radio at night and 3 stations on the same channel and all i want o listen too is WSM!!!
B and B is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 01:04 PM   #72
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
:-)
Cedricshelby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 01:04 PM   #73
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 708
Unscrew the red wire and touch it to the little brass piece in the end of the white wire and hold it there and see if it comes on. It might take a few seconds for something to happen. Did you kill all 12 volt power to it for 30 seconds and turn it back on. The unit will lock out if it does not lite.
__________________
2019.5 Rockwood 2509S
Toddupton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 01:10 PM   #74
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 12,992
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toddupton View Post
Unscrew the red wire and touch it to the little brass piece in the end of the yellow wire and hold it there and see if it comes on. It might take a few seconds for something to happen. Did you kill all 12 volt power to it for 30 seconds and turn it back on. The unit will lock out if it does not lite.
That won't eliminate the thermostat... just the on/off switch.

Unscrew the red wire and touch to the white wire. (lower left)
If the furnace blower starts to run, the thermostat is bad.

If the red wire isn't long enough to pull down and touch the white wire, get a short piece of wire and use as a jumper between those two wires.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '17=30 '18=51 '19=58 '20=98
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 01:29 PM   #75
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 12,992
Toddupton... a word of advice... if you are going to edit your posts to completely change information you already posted, you should include an edit line explaining why.

I quoted your original post where you suggested touching the red wire to the YELLOW.
You then edited your post (after my quote) to say to touch to WHITE wire.

For folks trying to follow along, things like this make it awfully confusing.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '17=30 '18=51 '19=58 '20=98
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 01:39 PM   #76
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 708
Sorry I was in the middle of editing my post when I saw yours
__________________
2019.5 Rockwood 2509S
Toddupton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 01:52 PM   #77
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 12,992
Understandable... thanks.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '17=30 '18=51 '19=58 '20=98
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 01:55 PM   #78
Senior Member
 
W5CI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Carlisle, Arkansas
Posts: 1,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustB_Rad View Post
Go to walmart and buy yourself a heater.....
x2 I have two elect heaters and never run my furnace, I heat on their dime
__________________
2005 Cedar Creek 30RLBS/TrailAir Hitch/ MORryde 7K IS/Disc Brakes/ PI PT-50 EMS/ RV Flex Armor Roof
2015 RAM 3500 DRW 6.7 Cummins 3.42/ Garmin 760RV
40 Gal TransferFlow fuel tank/ TST 507
Amateur Radio W5CI 2019 Days Camping 25
2020 Days Camping 7
W5CI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 02:14 PM   #79
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2
Hello Cedric,
This could be a loose wire next to the heater fuse and set screw could just need to be tightened down. You need to remove the cover to the fuse and breaker box to check for loose wires.
I had the same problem with my heater in my 2015 Rockwood 8289ws 5th wheel.
Mine is a Suburban heater too but with a different thermostat which runs the A/C and heater. Neither one would come on. I checked fuses and the circuit breakers all ok. I checked for 13.60 DC volts to the fuse positive block side, ok, good power to the power block bar. This is where all the wires from the appliances are wired in on the long aluminum block bar. On the left are all the white ground wires and on the right are all the colored positive wires coming into the right power block with screws to hold the wires secure in the aluminum block. If you use a volt meter put the neg on the neg bar where all the white wires are going to and put the positive wire to the place where the heater fuse goes in, pull the fuse first to see if your getting 13.60 dc volts there. Go to the wire next to the heater fuse and see if it is loose, if it is tighten down the screw to make better contact. If the heater blower is not coming on first then that could be the problem. We all check the fuses and circuit breakers to see if they have been tripped but we all forget to check for loose wires at the power blocks from vibrations while traveling or not tighten down at the factories or could be a loose wire somewhere else. Some sail switches go bad on heaters too. The blower comes on first then then the gas fires up to heater. If you have access to the heater blower fan see if it spins freely and it is not locked up. Hope its just a loose wire if the fuse and circuit breaker are ok. Some Techs don't tell you to check for loose wires. I carry a portable electric heater as backup just in case heater ever acts up.
Doug-2015-8289ws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 02:35 PM   #80
Site Team
 
Flybob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 11,972
Think you/we have pretty much exhausted all the push this, reset that, check this options there are. You are now down to three options.
1. Get a meter and trace wiring to determine if/where the problem is.
2. Call a tech and have then fix it.
3. purchase an electric heater
__________________

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 100W solar panels
Flybob is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
furnace

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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 PM.