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twwpalmsprings

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Posted: 01/18/07 05:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I received an email today from ThorCa, telling me there is a recall notice about my Suburban Furnace (not water heater). They are asking me to verify that there is an exterior furnace vent installed.

I'm looking for help on what to look for, to find the exterior furnace vent. I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack when it comes to mechanical stuff on my TT, so thanks in advance for your help.

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there will be a plate 3x5 inches or so not sure on the correct size,with a about a 1 inch pipe on one side of it and a small opening of the other for air intake,not long ago some one found out they never put in a hole and his was blowing exhaust inside the rv,


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Find out where your heater is then go to the same area on the out side of your trailer you should find a vent. Turn the heater on and run your hand across the front of this vent and you should feel the heat from the exhaust also a roar sound if you don't have this you should.


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Posted: 01/18/07 08:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there one with out an external vent? I have never seen one!


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Posted: 01/18/07 08:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Suburban furnace, and a ThorCa TT, guess I better watch this thread. Mine DOES have two holes on outside, an inie and an outie.


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Thanks everyone for the replies.

This is the link about the safety recall. You'll have to scroll down to find THOR CA.

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/prepos/files/Artemis/Public/Recalls/2006/RCLMTY-062006-1234.pdf

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Posted: 01/18/07 10:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can not believe Thor did that! This is a dangerous thing. No vent on the outside for the furnace means it's using inside air for combustion and exhausting into the rig as well. No wonder they're emailing people....VK

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Posted: 01/18/07 11:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't see where the vent is missing, just installed incorrectly.
From the link above:

"Thor California is recalling 64,000 MY 1997-2006 Tahoe, Wanderer, Jazz, Vortex and Mirage travel and fifth wheel trailers equipped with Suburban and Atwood furnaces. The furnace exhaust vent was improperly installed. The furnace exhaust vent will allow leakage of fumes which contain combustion products, including a high concentration of potentially lethal carbon monoxide gas. Fumes could enter into the trailer and could result in serious injury or death. Owners will receive instructions on inspecting the furnace vent. If an owner believes the vent is installed incorrectly, is not sure how to inspect the furnace exhaust vent, or needs assistance in getting the furnace exhaust vent installation
inspected and corrected, owners should contact Thor immediately at 1-877-870-2638 or via the internet at http://www.thorca.com. The recall is expected to begin on June 30, 2006. 06V-208"

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Posted: 01/19/07 05:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Note website contains a 2 page PDF on how to verify your furnace is installed right or not.

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Posted: 01/19/07 06:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also see from that link above that some Prevost MH's are being recalled. Sheese! Glad I didn't buy one of those pathetic Prevosts!

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