Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2018, 08:29 AM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 35
Furnace Break-in

This is trip 2 in my new Flagstaff 19FSB.

The morning is cold, and I turned on the furnace. The smoke detector went off.

Waited an hour tried again. Same thing.

Is it true I must "burn in" the furnace to avoid the smoke detector activation?

How long should I run it to burn in?


Chilly AM
PapiG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2018, 08:42 AM   #2
Pickin', Campin', Mason
5picker's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 15,395
Yes, the oils used in the manufacturing and forming of the metals inside the furnace need to be burned off. Most report a 1/2 hour to an hour with the vents/windows/doors open does the job. I find on a new one if I crank the 'stat all the way up and let it run for 20 minutes to a half hour non-stop, it does the trick.
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.
F&AM Lodge 358 Somerset, PA - JAFFA Shrine - Altoona, PA

Days Camped: '17=38 '18=49 '19=58 '20=110 '21=116 '22=19
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2018, 08:49 AM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 35
Thank you. I'll run it and post how that worked.
PapiG is offline   Reply With Quote


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


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 03:02 PM.