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Posted: 10/30/09 07:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

123njacorn wrote:

2007 Sptinter. Suburban propane heater doesn't start up when I put up thermostat. Plenty of gas, hooked up to ac power, in and out vent clear. Any suggestions?

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Posted: 11/03/09 10:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Didn't one of the TT companies do the same thing a couple years back?


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I just purchased a used Skyline Weekender truck camper. When I went to see it and he had the heater running with the door of the camper so I didn't think anything of it. When I got it home I tried out the heater and it took many times to start. The flames kept going out. Everything I read on said to clean it out and check the vents. So I took the unit out and to my supprise there was no exhaust vent. The Suburban heater has the pipe in the back and there is a hole in the inner wall but inside the hole was insulation and no hole going outside. I assume this is why the unit didn't want to stay lit because there was no place for the exhaust to go. I am not sure at this point if he had siding work done and it is his fault or if it is Skylines fault but I will find out soon.
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I found out that my camper came from Skyline with no exhaust vent for the furnace. I sent them pics and they agreed. However since it is 10 years old they will not pay for the $29 vent. Seems crazy to me because this could have burnt down the camper or killed someone rather easy.

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Posted: 02/05/10 01:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This thread is sorely mislabeled.

There is NOT a Suburban recall, theres a recall on some installations on rigs.

Nothings wrong with the furnaces. Suburban ought to be taking this forum to task for advertising such a thing.


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Posted: 03/18/10 02:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

theduke55 wrote:

This needs to read THOR MANUFACTURING RECALL NOTICE


disagree.

Keystone had a similar issue with suburban furnances, not nearly as eas to detect/observe without disassembly though.

Makes you wonder, why did two different rv manufactures make the same mistake ?

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Posted: 04/28/10 09:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry N3YMY, I have to disagree!
This is an RV MANUFACTURING DEFECT...pure & simple!

I work on these furnaces and have read the install manuals. They are clear and precise in the steps needed to install the vents. Suburban should not get their name soured because someone at the rv manufacturing plant is not doing their job!

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This is a interesting post. I have a 2004 Salem & the surburban heater quit working completely a yr ago. It has a outie and a innie on the outside. However I am in a location at the moment where there is no RV dealerships that can fix it. So Im out in the cold so to speak, but if this furnance cause's this type of problem, and they fix it, and it happens again, I'd rather stick with space heaters then to get torched.

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Posted: 08/13/10 01:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2007 Sptinter. Suburban propane heater didn't start up when I put up thermostat. Problem was a flapper vent, it is like a sail needs to move freely. Mine was fixed under warranty.

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I'm wondering if the tube is hooked up and that is what the problem is.

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