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Old 12-25-2015, 02:25 PM   #1
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I'm new to truck camping and chose the Christmas holiday as a first excursion-cross country. Call me crazy. Learning as I go.

Trying to understand how to work the Atwood thermostat/furnace. Is it a combination of electrical power and gas? So far, it's only blowing cold air.

Happy to have made this connection. I look forward to hearing from you seasoned campers. Your advice is appreciated!
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Old 12-25-2015, 02:56 PM   #2
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A little more information is needed....make, model, year of RV, etc. The more you tell us the better we can help.

Is your propane tank full and is it turned on?

Did the furnace every work for you?
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Hi Larry! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Most furnaces use LP gas and 12VDC. Are you sure you have LP gas in the tank and that the main valve on the tank is turned on?

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!


Merry Christmas!
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Truck camper is a 2010 Lance 855. I've used the heater system before plugged in at home prior to this trip. I don't recall if I had gas turned on? Guess I'm so new at this I don't know how to operate. I've turned thermostat to heat as well as turned on the gas. Battery seems to be charged in that the furnace blower runs but cool air. Maybe just basic instruction would assist me? Thanks, Larry
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Propane is on, plugged into shore power, AND I loved the mode on Atwood thermostat to 'AU'...all is now working well! Not sure what 'AU' is but it triggered success. Thanks, Larry
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"AU" is Automatic. Or gold.
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Sometimes when gas is turned on there is air in the lines which prevents the stove or furnace from lighting. Once the air is gone all will be fine. I check the stove first, once lit I turn on the furnace which may cycle several times until the air is gone, then all should be fine. Safe travels.
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Welcome Larry and I'm glad you resolved the problem. I'm in the middle GA area too.
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This here YANKEE says hi or "hey". Where is middle Ga? I own property in Hephzibah. that is just South of Augusta
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