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Old 11-30-2015, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question Heater not working

I have an '06 23FB that the heater is not working properly. All other electrical appliances are working fine but the heater blows cold air for about 2 minutes and shuts off. Every once in a while, the heater will turn on and almost immediately shut off and the refrigerator light (power) will also go off. I reset the main breaker to bring the frig back online but the heater still does not function correctly.
I'm new to the travel trailer world, using this as temporary living but as the temps get colder, I need to get this fixed.
Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.

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Old 11-30-2015, 03:09 PM   #2
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Are you out of propane?
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:11 PM   #3
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Does your stove lite and run proper? Sounds like the heater isn't getting gas. Is the main breaker tripping? That would indicate a over load or short. The heater is 12v, so that could be a bad converter or battery. Do you have correct 120v coming in?
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Does the heater require propane or can it run on electricity? (I will check the tanks...)

The main breaker is not tripping, I only use it to reset the refrigerator.
All other electrical devices are working so yes, I have the correct 120v coming in.
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Heater heats with propane and fan/blower is 12v dc. The ref will run on propane w/12v dc controls. The ref will also run on 120v ac, which it will default to if the control is set in the middle. Otherwise, it will run on gas/12v if you have the control set on gas, or 120v if you have it set on elect. Again, try to lite your stove top, if it lites, this will indicate if you have gas and also purge the lines of air.
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:36 PM   #6
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Okay, I have a much better understanding now.

Thank you very much for the assistance.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:09 PM   #7
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If you have full hookups, and electricity is bundled in you camp site rate, you might consider a ceramic space heater. Runs on 120v and you would have no reliance on propane for heat.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:34 PM   #8
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We have used the Vornado digital heater in our rig for years. They provide reliable even heat. The AVH has the digital controls.

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The fireplace option is great also but we don't leave it on at night.
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If you have full hookups, and electricity is bundled in you camp site rate, you might consider a ceramic space heater. Runs on 120v and you would have no reliance on propane for heat.
My part of the country, that rate applies to short-term stays. Long term goes on the meter, and is charger as such.
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