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RE: Suburban furnace problem. Troubleshooting procedure?

Thanks very much for the information, guys. And sorry it took me so long to get back to reply. Once again I was waiting for an email to let me know I had replies. I'll let you know what I find. I should be going back down to the property tomorrow, so I'll go down these lists and see what I find. And thanks, Old Biscuit, for the link to the manual. I really appreciate the help, fellas. Lee
showme 12/07/20 07:51pm Tech Issues
Suburban furnace problem. Troubleshooting procedure?

We have a 2000 Montana 5th wheel that we keep down at our property. We mainly use it for a break room and to keep tools in until we build a house there. We bought the 5th wheel 2 years ago for this purpose, and before we took it down to the land, we had it gone over by a local rv shop (now closed due to retirement), and every thing worked fine. This week I replaced a piece of flex duct running to the bedroom, and since it's getting cold I thought I'd fire up the furnace (a Suburban SF-35F, s.n.000705372) just to make sure it works if we need it. (We used the ac when we needed to take a break from clearing brush often this summer, with the generator). Anyway, after checking to make sure we didn't have any mice nests in and around it (it's out in the country in the middle of 43 acres of woods), I tried it, but no luck. Checked the battery, and it was too low, so I put a good battery in. The digital thermostat came on, and I turned the heat up to 76 to blow the system out, leaving the lp off. No fan, no nothing. I checked the fuse and it's ok. I went ahead and turned the gas on just in case I was thinking backwards, but that didn't help either. So, the thermostat lights up, and lets me switch hi/low fan, adjust the temp, but no fan, no click, no nothing. The battery was showing 12 volts when I metered it. My question is, what is the procedure to troubleshoot this OR what is the first thing you all would consider checking. Since I have no schematics for this trailer, and the wiring is pretty non-descript, I'm having a heck of a time figuring out how to trace the wiring. Also, this rig doesn't have an outside access to the furnace and it's crammed under the sink. How the heck do you even get in there to check anything out? I took the 'front' (inside) faceplate off to check the burner area, but I have no idea how a person gets into the far side of the furnace where the gas valve and electrical connections are. Any and all ideas, pointers or links to a walk through or manual on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lee
showme 12/03/20 05:56pm Tech Issues
RE: How to cap an old roof antenna hole?

Duhhh...um... Well, thanks VERY much for all the great ideas and help on this problem, first of all. They've all helped and I've found the solution, but- I went down to the property yesterday after picking up a few items that were mentioned here. But when I got up on the roof and checked it out, I realized that the hole that I was looking at wasn't the old antenna hole (which was about 2' from it), but is the vent stack to the washing machine drain in the closet. The antenna hole has been capped and sealed already, and what I was looking at was simply the hole for the vent, surrounded by the base of what had been a normal vent cap with the plastic 'clips' that slide into the plastic base. I can't believe I didn't put 2 and 2 together and take notice of the old antenna cradle next to the actual hole. I did not even think about the laundry closet being on the other side of the wall a few feet from the interior antenna hole! But there it is! Some good news is that the previous owner already has a new cap and base for that in the basement of the trailer, so I even have the parts I need to fix it. As if it really needs "fixed", since it isn't an issue if some rain water goes down the hole anyway. So, thank you everyone for the big help, and forgive me for not being a little more observant of something that was in plain sight the whole time. Lee Butcher
showme 11/12/20 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
How to cap an old roof antenna hole?

We bought an older Montana 5th wheel (2000) 2 years ago to set up at the property we're going to build on. Got it mainly as a break trailer to get out of the weather while we work on the land (43 acres), and to store our expensive tools in while we're not there. I noticed early on that the old antenna was gone when I saw the whole in the bedroom ceiling with no handle or hardware, which is not a problem. It doesn't leak, as far I've been able to tell, but I got up on the roof the other day to sweep off the pine needles that had accumulated from where we had it setting until a few weeks ago. Up on the roof, I noticed that there's no cap or anything on the hole where the antenna formerly was. I'd really like to cap and seal it, but I'm not having any luck finding a simple white cap to cover it with. I've found youtube videos of everything from cutting aluminum sheet and screwing/sealing it, but that looked terrible. (I know, who's going to see it, anyway?)to patching over it with epdm rubber. All it needs is a simple cap of some sort, which would serve the purpose, look decent and be an easy fix. Does anyone know where to find something like this? Thanks, Lee Butcher
showme 11/05/20 07:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch re-install question- My mind is going with age!

Unbelievable!! Well, I can believe that I forgot that I put them there, but I can't believe I didn't realize they were hanging right in front of my face the whole time I loaded it and maneuvered it around to get it set in the rails. And I went out yesterday and bought 4 new pins and put them in. How embarrassing. Thanks, all. I'll look harder next time.
showme 04/02/20 08:51am Fifth-Wheels
Hitch re-install question- My mind is going with age!

Haven't been on here for awhile, but I've got a problem and need some help from the experts. We bought a Husky 16k slider hitch a 2 1/2 years ago when we purchased another 5th wheel, and had the place that went over the used Montana install the hitch in my truck. We moved the trailer to our property in the sticks and parked it, and soon after I pulled the hitch from the truck bed and put it in storage. Now it's time to move the 5th wheel so we can install our solar panel arrays where it presently sits. Here's my problem... I went to the storage and loaded the hitch onto the truck and stuck it in it's rails, which stayed when it was pulled. I grabbed the box marked "hitch pins" and brought it home to re-install them. Now I can't remember how in the heck they were placed in the hitch/rails!! When I google this hitch, I'm finding the usual smooth gold pins with cotter keys through one end. The 4 bolts I have in the box look more like a frame to flat bar connecter than the pins for the rail/hitch connection. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1373/13685773/24647519/414406759.jpg And to top it all off, these bolts don't seem to fit (slightly too large in diameter), and they won't go through the hole that secures the hitch to the rails. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1373/13685773/24647519/414406759.jpg Can someone tell me what these bolts are for? They have a small 'stand off' piece of plate welded on to the piece of strap steel the bolt runs through. I'm probably going to just buy new straight pins with keeper keys, but I just can not remember where these 4 bolt/washer/straps go or why I would even have them, unless they were unused bolts from the PO that the shop didn't use on the install. I'm stumped! And I was the only one there when I took this thing out! Thanks in advance for any help with this. Lee
showme 04/01/20 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
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