Coast Resorts Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Furnace not working after LP Fillup
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Furnace not working after LP Fillup

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
ventrman

Dickson, TN

Senior Member

Joined: 06/04/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/28/14 10:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a large external LP Tank supplied by a local Gas Company. The last two Times, after I have had the Tank filled the Furnace would not work. It seems like it gets an Air Bubble in the Line. After I shut the Furnace off and Light the Burners on the Stove for about an hour to purge the Lines of Air and then restart the Furnace, it works Great. Has anyone else here had the same problem?


God Bless!


TucsonJim

Tucson, AZ, USA

Senior Member

Joined: 10/17/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/28/14 10:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Two thoughts here.

1. Normally, I can "purge the lines" by lighting my stove top for 10-15 seconds.

2. I'd suspect you have a regulator that is not up to snuff.


2016 Ford F350 Turbo Diesel SRW 4x4
2017 Grand Design Reflection 297RSTS
2013 Ford F350 Turbo Diesel SRW 4x4 (Destroyed by fire - 8/29/16)
2014 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS (Destroyed by fire - 8/29/16)

BobsYourUncle

Calgary Alberta Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 12/12/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/28/14 11:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many tanks have all the safety stuff in them that shuts off the flow if the gas flows too fast.
Long shot perhaps, but maybe when you turn the gas on it "thinks" there is a fast leak and shuts flow off.

Try turning the valve on s l o w l y and see if that works.

Also make sure your hookup connection is good. Make sure the hose is well seated in the bottle.


2007 GMC 3500 dually ext. cab 4X4 LBZ
Duramax / Allison
Fire Red

1997 Triple E Topaz 27' Bunkhouse TT


kennethwooster

Perryton Tx USA

Senior Member

Joined: 11/21/2003

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 03/01/14 08:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I ran into this problem a few weeks ago. They let the tank run out of propane. I could not get heater to come back on. Turned swith off and on for heater and it came on. Worried me as we would be away for a week from rv. They had it set up where they could turn on one of trailer tanks while filling aux. Tank. That would keep propane to heater. If they did not do that like they did that one time heater would not come one. Just a wierd thing that must be watched.


kenneth wooster- retired farmer. Biblical History Teacher in public HS, and substitute teacher.
wife Diana-adult probation officer, now retired.
31KSLS Full Body paint Cameo
Ford F350 2014 DRW 4X4 King Ranch.
20K B&W Puck mount hitch

wandering1

Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/01/14 08:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

yes, do the same as you do, not a problem, thats the way it works.


HR


Rygar

Campbell River, BC

Full Member

Joined: 05/17/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/02/14 01:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had that same problem. Now when I hook up a new tank I just barely crack it open and leave it for about 5 minutes then open it fully. No more problems!


2011 Montana 3455SA
2013 Ford F350 4x4 Crew Cab King Ranch SRW
Gary & Jane Retired Toy Store owners
2 Sheltie Furkids Cammie & Stormy


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Furnace not working after LP Fillup
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2017 CWI, Inc. © 2017 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS