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Old 09-30-2018, 10:00 AM   #1
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Furnace on GeoPro- NEWBIE for sure!

This ever happen to anyone else? We bought a 2018 GeoPro 17RK in April and in June we plugged in the power and our furnace automatically came on and it was set to the lowest temp possible as there is no actual OFF . it was in 50's degrees. We took in for warranty work and the dealer could not recreate it so nothing was done. . It just happened again. It is 37degrees here and we just plugged in and the furnace just came on by itself. It finally went off then came back on. We don't want it on. We are in midst of starting to winterize it today. Any clue why it just comes on without being turned up in temp manually? Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:31 AM   #2
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The $3 thermostats in RVs are really just temperature controlled mechanical On/Off switches and yours is always On -- meaning it's defective or incorrectly wired. You can fix the wring but replacing this with a digital (battery powered) thermostat from Home Depot will make you happier. Probably under $25.

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Old 09-30-2018, 02:51 PM   #3
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Thank you. Will definitely check that out.
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Old 09-30-2018, 03:10 PM   #4
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In the meantime see if there is a fuse in the distribution panel labelled "furn" or "furnace and remove to prevent furnace turning on.
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Old 09-30-2018, 05:04 PM   #5
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Thanks. We will look for that fuse. Crazy! Ha
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:53 PM   #6
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Hard switch to the left

We picked up our Geo Pro 19FD about a month ago. Just to be certain: you slide the thermostat all the way to the left, and a hard click to the left again to shut it off... make sure your clicking it all the way (it's a bit tight).
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:47 PM   #7
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OH MY! It does click over! Thank you so much. So much to learn on our first TT. Thank you!!
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:54 PM   #8
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This is our first go around as well. I must say the Geo Pro is a great way to start!!!
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:09 PM   #9
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It truly is. Perfect for our SUV. Enjoy your new coach!
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:28 PM   #10
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Be careful purchasing a thermostat at a big box store. Many of them are made for home systems that run on 24V and they will not work in an RV. Depending on the thermostat you have there should be an off. If it is digital you need to cycle through heat/cool/off and leave it at off. If it is a manual non digital thermostat usually moving the lever all the way down opens the contacts.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:00 PM   #11
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Glad you have the thermostat problem resolved.

Our Epro 19FD has a battery cut off switch. I don't know if all the other models have this feature (Our is under the propane tanks). This comes in handy to kill all power to the trailer.

A lot of the newer Epro's/GeoPro's have solar so "ghost" power draws are not all that big of a deal. However, I always like to know that the power is truly off when I leave the trailer parked or stored.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:14 PM   #12
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Flybob.. Thanks for that info!
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