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Old 01-01-2007, 10:14 AM   #1
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I have a 2002 Winnebago Journey 36L equipped with a 40,000 btu furnace.When I use the furnace, I get a distinct odor of burning rubber inside the coach.I am the second owner and I just purchased it in November of 2006.I have previously used 3 or 4 times without any smell.It doesnt appear safe.Any insight would be grateful
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I have a 2002 Winnebago Journey 36L equipped with a 40,000 btu furnace.When I use the furnace, I get a distinct odor of burning rubber inside the coach.I am the second owner and I just purchased it in November of 2006.I have previously used 3 or 4 times without any smell.It doesnt appear safe.Any insight would be grateful
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:44 AM   #3
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When initially burning our LP furnace for the season I will get a burnt smell or other unpleasant odor however with repeated use the problem dissipates and doesn't present any odor after a number of cycles.

If your odor remains consistent have it evaluated by a service professional. I thinking that it will go away after a number of cycles.
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Old 01-01-2007, 12:23 PM   #4
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I get the burnt smell DriVer talks about the first time using the furnace even after it sits a few days. Sometimes it is worse after driving, which must jar dust inside the furnace loose.

That being said, you still may want to do a little checking. Without getting into a big deal taking the furnace apart, you should be able to remove the furnace intake grill to look inside to make sure someone didn't stuff something through the grill or to make sure something didn't get sucked in. Also, even though the furnace should not light if the inlet or the outlet is severely restricted, I would look in the outlet vent outside the RV as well with a flashlight just to be sure the flue is clear (at least for the limited distance you will be able to see).
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I suggest that someone/something may have stuck something in the air inlet if it continues.

I agree with the statements about the initial "heat" smell when initially starting and also the service call if the smell continues.
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Muskie175, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us. As you can see we like to help each other out with questions we have. Make certain that none of your vent registers are blocked off and if the smell does not go away after awhile then investigate further. The wiring on the furnace is on one side and the heat exchanger is on the other. THis is not to say that other wire is not too close to the fire but is not likely. Good luck and let us know the outcome of this. Thank you. I have added a shortcut to the New Member section.
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May be good good idea to do,is to take the top of the heat vents and reach as far as you can with a vacuum cleaner and clean out. I do this every so often. You would be surprised to see all the dust,hair and other stuff in there.

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Have you check whole house filter under bed? Can buy a better filer at any hardware store.
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