Originally Posted by david155
There should be a law agAinst how dumb I feel right now. So here is my ignorance. I guess I assumed the furnace in the rv was like the one in my house. So I'm all my infinite wisdom I stood with my hand under the vents in the ceiling waiting for hot air to come out that never did. Today while storming around in there I felt the warm air coming up from the vents in the floor. I should probably just sleep outside and not try have an rv.
We've all been there. On our first cold weather camping trip we fired up the furnace and went to bed. 3 hours later we were rudely awakened by the smoke alarm. RV was full of smoke....note that it's a new RV, first use of the furnace.
I'm grabbing the dog and scrambling out of bed and DH is running through smoke to the alarm.
It was the annealing oil burning off the heat exchanger tubes.
HELLO? I was co-owner of a A/C dealership for TWENTY YEARS!
I should have KNOWN that. DUH.
The fine folks here jogged our/my cobweb clogged memory and set our minds at ease, and by pure luck a fella camping across from us owned his own A/C business, offered to come over and check it out to put me totally at ease, wouldn't let me pay him, so we invited him and his DW over that night for...OPEN BAR!
Just think of RVing as a never ending learning curve...a *hairpin* curve at that, and take it slow and easy.
These folks here have definitely gotcherback when you have questions.
I'ma tellin' ya now, this forum is awesomeness X eleventy and RVers are fine folks!