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Old 11-28-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Getting to heater blower

So I was tinkering today in the camper and when I turned on the heater it made a heck of a racket. My guess is a critter deposited something in the cage.

In my 26bh it is under the sofa. I have the wood cover off, but not seeing an easy way to get to the cage. Anyone taken this apart? Do I have to pull the gas and remove the unit or am I missing something easier?

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Old 11-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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Terry, on our Montana the guy pulled the furnace out so he could reach everything easily. He took off the gas line and unplugged the electric lines and removed a couple of screws and it was out. He said it was faster/easier than standing on his head at a bad angle. I am sure you didn't want to hear that but that was my experience.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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+1 on removal of the entire unit for maintenance. Easiest way.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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Getting to heater blower

Well let the fun begin! It is 32 degrees in the camper now so maybe the space heater can get it a little more tolerable lol.

This is cutting into my relax time!!! Darn Mice!
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:07 PM   #6
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Getting to heater blower

Well I finally got to it tonight. I would say what I think of mice, but it might get me banned!!

Here is my blower wheel. I didn't know they are so tasty! Go figure.

Looks like a $20 part so not too bad...at least I can do it myself. I imagine it would be $200 at the dealer.

Also looked deep in the combustion chamber and there is a mud dauber nest. Go figure. Wonder if it is there from before I had the covers...


Guess a good PM after 4 years is a good idea anyway lol.
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Doesn't look like a bad project......., good chance those mice took the ductwork highway back into the fan area.

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Every spring (after winter storage), I unhook my Jayco's LP gas line, un-screen heater from its floor, unscrew its dual flow intake/exhaust pipe and remove the furnace unit from its under cabinet position. Luckily, its factory wires are long enough to allow heater unit to be fully removed. After removal, I then turn heat on each of its edges and shake it gently. Vision someone holding an unplugged toaster over the kitchen sink and gently shaking the crumbs out of it. Every spring, there's always stuff that falls out of my RV's heater unit. I then re-install and for its LP gas line joint, I test with soapy water. "No bubbles - no troubles" thing.

This cleaning process might work for your Jayco as well. And, never say "mouse droppings" fell out. Lesson Learned the hard way for me as well...
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After following this thread, I'm going to approach "spring cleaning" a little differently. Insects and small animals are a fact of camping life and we all have to deal with them. Some folks don't camp at all for that reason. I like Spike99's approach - dealing with them before they create a bigger problem. Next spring I'm cleaning from the inside out.

An animal story from back in simpler times: ... tent camped on Lake Erie island while walleye were in the area. woke up early to go fishing and found raccoons had done away with 12 dozen nightcrawlers. no equipment damage, but I was just as mad. (don't remember what I said, but it couldn't be printed here or I would be banned as well.)
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Getting to heater blower

Unfortunately I am not sure of any way to prevent this. It happened fast and furious lol. Those stupid mice are going to do what they want. I do think I will clean more regularly now that I know how to remove it.

I also found it interesting they used wire nuts for the thermostat, but a little wire clamp for the feed power. I am going to just replace those with wire nuts as well or maybe some type of plug so it is easier to remove in the future. It always unnerves me to hook the black supply wire to the red power wire!!

Oh and something else I figured out I have to go look at - I pulled the furnace fuse and nothing....found the kitchen fuse is powering the heater...odd.....
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