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Old 11-25-2020, 03:00 PM   #1
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38í Georgetown, 2014 in great condition. However, we are on our way South for the Winter and our main heater is not putting out heat. Fan works, plenty of propane, only cold air. All RV repair companies that we have been in contact with tell us they have time available in mid January. We are in Coos Bay headed to Las Vegas first and my spouse of 50 years suggest we get heat soon or.....Itís 40-50 degrees outside. Any thoughts on what to check.
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38í Georgetown, 2014 in great condition. However, we are on our way South for the Winter and our main heater is not putting out heat. Fan works, plenty of propane, only cold air. All RV repair companies that we have been in contact with tell us they have time available in mid January. We are in Coos Bay headed to Las Vegas first and my spouse of 50 years suggest we get heat soon or.....Itís 40-50 degrees outside. Any thoughts on what to check.

You mentioned Propane, so I assume your heater is a propane furnace..???

Obviously, the furnace is not receiving and/or won't ignite the propane... They are not super complicated, but there are things to know/check for...

Always start with the easy/obvious, make sure all appropriate propane valves are turned on for the furnace... follow the line to make sure you didn't miss a hidden or aftermarket valve...

Get the make & model of your furnace...

Go online and try to find a manual for it... there is usually a troubleshooting section and/or a maintenance section that should give you some ideas of what to check.

You can post back up with the make/model and others here may have experience with that very furnace and give you hints...

Until you get it going you may need to use a small electric space heater to keep the better half happy....
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Do you have a propane sensor inside...near kitchen possibly? Is it turned on?
Is the electric shutoff switch for that sensor which is located on your tank in the on position and is the manual valve open on your tank?
Will the stove light up?
X2 On space.heater if you cant get it going...always take care of the DW happy wife right?

Let us know what you find,
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Stop at a Pro Bass, or Cabella's and pick up one of these Buddy heaters. They work great!

Just be sure you run your dash heat on "Fresh" to keep a good supply of oxegen for you and your wife.

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/mr-h...b&gclsrc=3p.ds

Then you can fix that furnace at your leisure.
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Does your stove light. How about the propane water heater does it work? If yes to both then your furnace needs to be looked at. Get a buddy heater in the mean time.
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Try contacting some of the mobile RV techs.

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Once you are at your warm and sunny destination, get in contact with Old-Biscuit, he's great at helping out with propane appliances.
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How did your heating issue work out?
Hope the DW is happy,
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Try blowing out your heater pilot light ignition flue, may have a spider web etc. causing your problem.
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Have you tried all of your other propane devices. Stove hot water heater maybe propane generator? If they work your problem is related directly to the heater. There's a tiny micro switch called a sail switch that if it does not sail when the fan is blowing you will never get ignition of the propane. While the fan is running on your heater check outside to see if you have a good volume of air coming from the exhaust port if not possibly blocked. The sale switch is in that path if it's hinges a little rusty it may not sail to turn on the micro switch. Temporary solution would be to go to Wally world pick up two $23 electric heaters don't set them to the highest output medium would be good they should get you through a cold night.
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Go to Wally World and get a couple of Lasko towers. Inexpensive and work great.
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One of two things have happened, LP furnace is working; OR___ happened.
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One of two things have happened, LP furnace is working; OR___ happened.
Yup hopefully all is well
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