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Old 06-25-2012, 11:44 AM   #11
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glad to hear it's nothing major


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Old 06-25-2012, 01:09 PM   #12
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Happy to hear that it is improving. That smell, hot buring plastic, is exactly what we experienced and so have many other on here. I suspect that it will get much better with a little open window fan on use.

By the way, not a bad idea to keep a portable electric heat in the trailer. When at an elec hookup...use thier electricity -- you paid for it with you stay, and hang on to the propane.

Couple years ago we were in gold beach in July. Much colder that I expected. In fact one day we for a Jet Boat ride on the rogue, had a blast, but ended up buying lots of logo fleese becasue we weren't prepared for the cold summer. Heck, we are a california family.

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #13
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Where the heck are you in Texas that you need a furnace in June? :hihi::lizard:

It's going to be 100+ today in Dallas, Texas.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #14
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We had the same issue when we first used the oven. The "whatever" burned off quicker than the furnace but it was a shock when my bride was about to put some biscuits in the heating oven.

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by sprale View Post
We ran it last night for about a half hour and it seemed to get a bit better, but not great. This morning we are running it again and it seems to get progressively better. It's not a gas smell, more like burning plastic or oil.

We called the dealer and they said that the components of the furnace system have a protective coating that needs to be burned off before first use (nice to know before we hit cold weather). We saw an Ace in town and were going to get an electric heater if this didn't work (and some warmer clothes too :/).

The smell has mostly subsided after another half hour of burn-in today. It's progressive, so I think it will be fine in another hour. We slowly are closing the windows as the smell goes away. It's a learning experience, hopefully threads like this help others out down the road. Thanks for the good advice everyone!
My father use to call that smell "burning the dust out of the pipes."
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #16
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When doing the walk through on our new Jay Flight, the tech told us to give the furnace and oven a good 'warm up' time, to remove any by-products of manufacturing processes.

Also to take the battery out of the smoke detector. When the temperature cools down some, I'm going to do this.

I don't remember this being a problem on my '05.

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