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Old 10-21-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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I'm thinking that it's time to clean and inspect the furnace. I did a search but didn't find a thread related. I know that on my version of Alpine it is below in the basement behind a fabric covered area. Any hints and shortcuts about access and service would be appreciated. I do have a link to the manual of the furnace itself. Thanks


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If your model of Suburban furnace has the full size ( 10"X 20" approx ) outside cover with the intake and exhaust vents , then , removing the cover , and disconnecting the wiring and propane supply and the one screw ; marked " remove only for servicing" will allow you to slide the furnace, out of it's housing. Mine was on the bench in under 15 mins.
If your outside cover is only 4" X 8" with the vents , then the furnace has to be removed from inside the coach.
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Ok, thanks Skip426, that sounds great thanks for reply. I will attempt to service it next week & post my results. I'm not at the RV for now.
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I need to do the same but my coach is a 2001. I believe mine is under the refrigerator and ideas of what steps to do first?
My heat comes on when first turned on then after a minute or two the heat stops and blows cold air.
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I have attempted to gain access to the furnace but it is in the ceiling of the storage bay under the sink. I hoping that someone with an 2005 Alpine 40 fdqs has gained access to the furnace and can share their experience on how to get to the furnace. I'm thinking the ceiling will have to come down, but not sure. I can see the exhaust ports but the unit is behind a very secure area.
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I was able to clean & service my furnace today. Good thing I did because a mud house was clinging to the metal cage it could have made a mess or caused lots of trouble. For those with 2005 Alpine 40 FDQS it is necessary to remove the exhaust duct and then three screws across the top plate and the three screws along the bottom of the grey fabric covered front of the house made to hold the unit. It had me unsure at first with a black sealing strip that held it in place very well. But it did finally come loose was able access the housing of the fan cage. I do need to get some screen for the exhaust ports to prevent the insects from building houses in the future.



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