Frosty III


Warm robe, sweater, and huddled in front of the space heater as I prepare this message. Sporadically, the furnace is working so warm air at my feet. Unable to fall asleep after earlier post (Frosty II). I have no knowledge when it comes to the mechanics of an RV furnace. However, my mind was searching for a “furnace solution.” WHY (after repair and $524.60 expense) does furnace fail to function during the night??

Yesterday, and this morning, “off” and “on,” (slowly) “off” and “on,” provided limited service. 

Ten AM and “Warm at last, warm at last; thank God Almighty, I’m warm at last.”

5 comments on “Frosty III

  1. Deb says:

    The furnace should be working flawlessly after those repairs. They should have made sure of it when they reinstalled it and before they left. Furnaces run off propane do also require 12v power for the blowers. When you’re connected to park power, your converter provides 12v power to some things, and most power control systems also charge your onboard batteries when you’re on park power. I wonder if it could have something to do with the power supply…but I’d certainly chat with the service department and explain your displeasure at being without heat for so long and it not being right after an expensive repair. But great to see the numbers up where they should be finally.

    • Deb, it is so-o-o-o strange! The furnace works during the day. I have been monitoring it all day. It worked fine yesterday (during the day), also. BUT, night before last, and last night, it didn’t work. Twice this early morning, I clicked thermostat to “off” and a couple minutes later click to “on.” It ran for ten or fifteen minutes and then stopped. Then I repeated “off” and “on.”

      The blower works fine–when the furnace is working. I don’t think there is a power problem. There is a new fuse because the young man “blew” the fuse when he attached the several wires. He knew he blew… and searched for the panel and replaced fuse.

      I’ll go to the RV repair business tomorrow–and complain very politely–if the furnace fails me tonight. The Houston TV meteorologist’ are advising temperatures, later this week, in twenties and “feels like” temperature about eighteen. I must have heat; I suffer from the cold. Gratefully, I have the space heater, and warm (Christmas gift) robe, and “Slanket.” I have the “heat strip” also but not effective when temperature that cold!!

      • In an email message, Deb wrote “Politely but firmly, and perhaps with a touch of “I’ve waited long enough and don’t want to freeze!” Thrown in. As annoying as it is, the squeaky wheel DOES get the oil.?

        Deb, since I was evicted from the CARE Center, I am very cautious about complaints. Now, my motto: “If I can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

  2. Ten Bears says:

    Sounds like the thermostat is/was the problem.

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