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38330Re: thoughts needed on furnace issue

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  • Sirrobyn0
    Feb 5, 2013
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      Yea we are God Sam members I kind of forget about it though thanks for the reminder

      Rob

      --- In classicrv@yahoogroups.com, Bill Miller wrote:
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      > Don't know if you are members of the Good Sam Club or not, but if so, they seem to have some great discounts for their members. I would check them out, the amount you pay for membership, might be what you could save on a new furnace.
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      > From: Sirrobyn0
      > To: classicrv@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, February 4, 2013 5:27 PM
      > Subject: [classicrv] Re: thoughts needed on furnace issue
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      > I understand the down falls of moving it but I also understand the down falls of leaving it in its current location.
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      > I think at this point my plan is going start with removing the old furnace and inspecting it. If all it needs is a blower then I'll replace it if I can find a replacement. If it has other problems or I can't come up with a blower then it will be replacement and debate the possibility of moving it.
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      > I'm not to into the idea of a used unit myself, I've already got a 35 year old unit now. I think if it comes down to replacement I'll opt for new unless I simply cannot afford it. If it does come to replacement it would be nice to have an electronic ignition type and maybe a unit that is a bit more efficient.
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      > So well see what happens after I get the furnace out and see if it is salvageable or not.
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      > Rob
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      > --- In classicrv@yahoogroups.com, Warren wrote:
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      > > consider 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.
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      > > On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Sirrobyn0 wrote:
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      > > > 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
      > > >
      > > > Thanks
      > > > Rob
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      > > Warren
      > > 1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3 PowerStroke Centurion conversion dually crew cab
      > > pickup (Sam)
      > > 1953 Airstream Cruiser Travel trailer (The Runaway Sue)
      > > Western KY
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