38322Re: [classicrv] thoughts needed on furnace issue
- Feb 4, 2013consider hunting down a used unit that fits the same spot.
I got my ole 1970s furnace for my RV for just a few bucks, the whole thing,
and it works great.
Mounted it in my 1953 Airstream.
Some day I expect it will fail and have to be replaced. Probably opt for
the same...used one from a salvaged RV.
Moving it to another spot can be a bit lengthy. Have to install the propane
lines and 12 volt wires as well as find a spot for it to fit into.
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:17 PM, 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
1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3 PowerStroke Centurion conversion dually crew cab
1953 Airstream Cruiser Travel trailer (The Runaway Sue)
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