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Old 11-18-2020, 07:00 PM   #1
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2021 surveyor legend "forest river"

Going camping on Friday to NC. I have not used my heater but tonight
pulled camper home and lit the Suburban heater.

First I plugged camper in to 30 amp circuit at the house.
2nd made sure propane was on and I had a light at the stove.
3rd furnace appears to have lit, I had thermostat on heat and at 80degrees.

Air blew warm but the ceiling smoke detector came on after a few minutes.

Wondering if its because its a new camper and there was some new smell
burning off. Did I do everything correct?

I have since turned off the furnace and thinking I might not have heat for this next weekend getaway.


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Old 11-18-2020, 07:16 PM   #2
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Yep, your dealer should have advised you to run the furnace with the windows open, BEFORE camping in it.
This burns off the manufacturering oils in a new furnace.
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:44 PM   #3
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If you have time ,definitely run the unit again with the doors and everything open, As Dan said ,It has to burn off.
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:32 PM   #4
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Thank you

I will do it in the morning I just didn't want the trailer to catch fire.

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Old 11-18-2020, 09:06 PM   #5
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If you have the electric fireplace. It will stink some. Ask me how I know. Good time to run it. 30 amps will run it fine.

Have fun!
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Old 11-25-2020, 11:08 PM   #6
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Took 2 full tanks of propane and 10-15 nights to get rid of the smell in my 2021 Surveyor Legend. It's not too bad now. Very disapointed with the heating system. 2 little vents blowing into the cabin and 2 vents blowing into the underbelly. Not a sufficient system for a 25' trailer. It's way too loud and it wakes us up every time it kicks on during the night.
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