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Old 12-10-2017, 12:03 AM   #12241
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What did you do to your camper today?

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Frozen regulator is what he's suggesting, I believe.

Maybe not relevant because I am responding from memory here, but, the last time I filled up I had a similar problem.

I followed the instructions on the Suburban furnace/thermostat.


Turn down thermostat below room temp for 5 min.

Test stove to ensure you are getting propane not air in lines.

Turn temp to desired room temp, hopefully above room temp.

Furnace should cycle and stay on.

AGAIN, apologies to OP if this was done.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:08 AM   #12242
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I will gladly field any and all suggestions on my issue. We did have the oven and stove on this morning preparing breakfast. When we got home the temp was in the mid 40's and the furnace still wouldn't lite off.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:08 AM   #12243
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I will gladly field any and all suggestions on my issue. We did have the oven and stove on this morning preparing breakfast. When we got home the temp was in the mid 40's and the furnace still wouldn't lite off.


Ok, I am out.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:16 AM   #12244
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Ok, I am out.
Maybe..., since you have basically eliminated a “frozen regulator.” Have you followed the start up trouble shooting procedure?
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:19 AM   #12245
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Have you tried pulling the fuse for the furnace for a minute and then retry? Also, when the blower fan turns on, Do you hear the igniter clicking? It should do a series of clicks 3 times if it doesn't light then shuts down.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:24 AM   #12246
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Maybe..., since you have basically eliminated a “frozen regulator.” Have you followed the start up trouble shooting procedure?
I do not know that procedure. Could you explain it to me? I didn't have the owners manuals in the camper so I don't if that procedure is listed in it. I did not pull the fuse. But no clicks from the ignitor we're heard.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:46 AM   #12247
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I do not know that procedure. Could you explain it to me? I didn't have the owners manuals in the camper so I don't if that procedure is listed in it. I did not pull the fuse. But no clicks from the ignitor we're heard.
Arrg, sorry, my Manual is 1200miles away. As I remember it...

Be sure you have propane... (It is clear to me that you have done that, I.e., cooked breakfast.)

Turn the thermostat to a temp below room temp.

Wait..., I am positive the directions stated ... about five minutes. I just remember it being a long time in the cold.

[Our 5r furnace is on the driver side so this next step required two people.]

Outside by the furnace. Have someone turn the thermometer to the desired room temp. After a brief period the gas can be heard and the furnace should be heard to click three times as the furnace attempts to start.

If it does start there will be a whoosh and heat will come out of the furnace vent.

From there the furnace will cycle normally.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:12 AM   #12248
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Blew out all the water lines to winterize against the impending freeze that never materialized.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:27 AM   #12249
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Blew out all the water lines to winterize against the impending freeze that never materialized.
But Now your ready for the "Next Time"! Youroo!!
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:41 AM   #12250
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But Now your ready for the "Next Time"! Youroo!!
Not really, going to Houston next weekend for 5 days, not supposed to freeze. Will blow it out again when I get home though, just takes a few minutes with DW helping.
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:05 AM   #12251
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I do not know that procedure. Could you explain it to me? I didn't have the owners manuals in the camper so I don't if that procedure is listed in it. I did not pull the fuse. But no clicks from the ignitor we're heard.
Hi here is a link from the library at the top of this page in the green bar.

Forest River Forums - Downloads - Furnace - Suburban Operation (Various models)

Around page 23 it starts with description of operation at page 27 is trouble shooting the furnace.

If your furnace is a suburban brand most likely the control board has failed. Suburban furnace and water heaters both have a lot of threads on there control boards failing. If you still have a warranty it can be repaired at dealer for free. If not buy a dinosaur brand furnace control board and not have this problem again. The dealers very good at saying to bring the TT in right now and they will look at it. But you may not see your TT for weeks or longer.

A $25 - $50 electric heater works great if you are plugged into a 30 amp plug. this is what I use most of the time for heat in my 35" TT. Don't get bamboozled by the fast talker into buying a $300 heater. A $25 will produce the same amount of heat as the $300 one.
DO NOT USE IF TT IS PLUGGED INTO A !5 AMP HOME PLUG FIRER HAZARD

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Old 12-10-2017, 10:32 AM   #12252
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Finished relocation of black tank flush system vacuum breaker/check valve. Now it's in plain sight in the bathroom over the shower pan so if it leaks the water has someplace to go and it's readily accessible for maintenance.
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:06 PM   #12253
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What's the best way to do that? Broom?
Yep thats what I do. Stiff bristle push broom.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:41 PM   #12254
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Had the camper (including roof) washed today. Realizing I should have put my awning out so he could wash that.

Plus, he took a shining to my son and treated him real nice.

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Old 12-13-2017, 07:45 PM   #12255
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Shoveled snow...
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:46 PM   #12256
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:51 PM   #12257
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:04 PM   #12258
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:06 PM   #12259
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Not actually today, but last week I put on the Gamco screen door handle. Kind of kicking myself for not doing that to first camper and not doing it on the new one a year ago when we got it.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:43 AM   #12260
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X3. Shoveled 4" and by the time I finished, there was another inch on the ground. As of now, looks like it's 3 inches deep again.
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