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Old 11-23-2020, 03:40 PM   #1
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Furnace Filter? 2015 XLR HFS

Does my furnace have a filter? Fired right up yay! We are going cold weather camping this weekend. However, It smells like burnt dust, just like your home furance before a filter change. Is there a filter below that I need to change?
the one in the upper/AC/Fan area is brand new and that is not running on auto. That cannot be the source of the burnt dust.
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:49 AM   #2
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There is no filter on your furnace what you smell is the light oil that is coating the firebox after mfg that smell will go away.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:02 AM   #3
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Open some windows and turn on the exhaust fan and run the heater for 30 minutes.
Be prepared to deal with smoke detector going off.
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There is no filter on your furnace what you smell is the light oil that is coating the firebox after mfg that smell will go away.
Thanks. The unit is 5 years old and had been used before, so it's def. a dust smell. I'll just crank it on with the fan and open my windows for a bit. Just making sure I didn't miss something I should be doing in regular maintenance.
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Open some windows and turn on the exhaust fan and run the heater for 30 minutes.
Be prepared to deal with smoke detector going off.
Good point. I'll pull the detectors out of the coach before I crank it all up.
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Old 11-28-2020, 12:53 PM   #6
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How do you 'pull' the smoke detectors?

Mine went off once and I don't remember for sure, but I may have had to disconnect the power. Or wait until it quit by itself.

I'd be grateful to know how you turn them off without a lot of rigamarole (is that a word?)

And, hoo boy, are they ever loud. Good thing I wasn't near a cemetary
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How do you 'pull' the smoke detectors?

Mine went off once and I don't remember for sure, but I may have had to disconnect the power. Or wait until it quit by itself.

I'd be grateful to know how you turn them off withou a lot of rigamarole (is that a word?)

And, hoo boy, are they ever loud. Good thing I wasn't near a cemetary
The smoke detector is located on the ceiling and powered by a alkaline battery. If you have to disconnect the 12vdc power then it is your CO/LP detector. There is a big difference between the two.
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The smoke detector is located on the ceiling and powered by a alkaline battery. If you have to disconnect the 12vdc power then it is your CO/LP detector. There is a big difference between the two.
Mine is not powered by a battery. It is a direct connection. It's on the ceiling near the front bedroom almost over the entertainment center on 29HFS. In front of the A/C

The time it was set off was me spraying bug spray trying to kill a mosquito invasion. (i hate mosquitos)

I assumed it was a smoke detector. I don't see anything to make me think other wise. Could be wrong. dunno
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Mine is not powered by a battery. It is a direct connection. It's on the ceiling near the front bedroom almost over the entertainment center on 29HFS. In front of the A/C

The time it was set off was me spraying bug spray trying to kill a mosquito invasion. (i hate mosquitos)

I assumed it was a smoke detector. I don't see anything to make me think other wise. Could be wrong. dunno


My 2016 29HFS smoke detector is located in same spot but is indeed 9v battery powered. It doesnít take much campfire or grill smoke to set off. Just push in to release battery and let hang until going to bed, thatís when theyíre needed most anyhow.
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