38318Re: [classicrv] thoughts needed on furnace issue
- Feb 4, 2013Hi Rob, is it a 659 series Doutherm? Pilot or electronic ignition?
I loved the 659s...they were a pain in the ass to work on, however,
changing a motor is not the hardest of tricks.
You can email directly if you like.
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Sirrobyn0 <sirrobyn0@...> wrote:
> With my late winter camping trip coming up about a month from now I went
> out to the old rv over this weekend and discovered that the furnace is
> acting up I was hoping to get some thoughts from you guys. My motor home is
> 1977 dodge flair class c. The furnace is a duo therm. The problem is that
> the blower fan has gone out it spins a little bit and makes a lot of noise
> but doesn't really blow any air.
> I have found a blower motor that might work for a replacement but since
> duo therm parts haven't been made in years it is hard to say for sure until
> I order it and it gets here will set me back about $125
> The one thing I have never liked about the furnace is it is on the right
> side of the rv so the exhaust dumps into the area where our add a room is.
> Maybe now is a good time to buy a new furnace and install it on the left
> side so it exhausts on the opposite side.
> What I am hoping for is a little feedback here.
> Is the old duo therm worth putting a motor in if I can find one?
> Would I be better off in the long run to replace the furnace with a new
> unit that would have things like electric start and no standing pilot
> light? And would be new and reliable?
> Would it be worth my time and energy to move the furnace to the other wall
> to avoid exhaust emissions in the add a room area?
> I am open to any thoughts
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