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Old 12-01-2013, 05:07 AM   #15
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It ias really hard to tell without looking at it Randy, photo's might help folks tell you what direction to go. If I had to guess, your furnace needs 12 vdc to run depending where your fuse panel is and your batteries one of those broken wires could be the problem with your furnace. If you can take/post some photo's that might help for us to see what is going on.

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:55 AM   #16
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To me, a furnace blowing cold air means the flame is not present. Did the air drier explosion damage a propane hose, tubing, or connector? Is the propane shut off switch close by and maybe the wires damaged preventing the switch from opening? Do you have propane in the tank?

On a different concern, I was also wondering if any of the debris could have entered the air lines to the pump or to the air tanks? Carefully clear and inspect all air tubing to make sure nothing gets to the air-compressor pump or any other components and cause damage.

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Well the tow truck came today and picked it up today to take it to an authorized freightliner service center in my area. I explained to them what had happened and about the wires, they assured me they thought they could get it back up and going. Estimated cost for towing, parts and labor @ $1000.00. They also said the dryer is the most abused part on a truck or Motor Home. So definitely will be changing the filter as required.

The furnace was working like I said and after the explosion it quit. I went back to the basics after reading everyone's post, started the kitchen stove and no gas finally after several minutes it lit and then I tried the furnace and they both came on. Thank Goodness.

I will keep everyone updated if something changes, but I truly appreciate each and every one who has taken the time to help me.

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Sounds like you are in the process of getting things back in order. $1000 is a tough lesson to learn.
Hope all goes better.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:40 AM   #19
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Estimated cost for towing, parts and labor @ $1000.00. They also said the dryer is the most abused part on a truck or Motor Home. So definitely will be changing the filter as required.
O....M....G... one thoooouuuusand dollars.

Randy, please forgive me for jumping your post but my question is...how do you know when its time to change the filter, pull those lanyards and stuff.

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...They also said the dryer is the most abused part on a truck or Motor Home. So definitely will be changing the filter as required....
Probably not the most abused, but certainly the most neglected. Periodic draining of the air tanks is your first clue that the desiccant filter needs replacing. Also look for water/oil discharge at the dryer's purge valve.

At the very least, these should be checked with each oil change and chassis lube.

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