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Old 11-13-2017, 06:44 PM   #1
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Should the furnace work with slide in?

Hello all,
We bought a used 2015 jayflight 264bh and love it. Tested everything twice before we bought it, all seemed ok. My wife is out cleaning it and wanted to run the furnace... but it will not kick on... doesn't even try.
Only thing I can think of is that it will not operate with the slide in...
Propane is good, as are batteries...
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:51 PM   #2
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Hello all,
We bought a used 2015 jayflight 264bh and love it. Tested everything twice before we bought it, all seemed ok. My wife is out cleaning it and wanted to run the furnace... but it will not kick on... doesn't even try.
Only thing I can think of is that it will not operate with the slide in...
Propane is good, as are batteries...
I have never seen a RV that has a furnace with a "slideout cutout switch", but I suppose it could be possible. My question - Does the furnace always work when the slide is open and never when the slide is in?
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Hello all,
We bought a used 2015 jayflight 264bh and love it. Tested everything twice before we bought it, all seemed ok. My wife is out cleaning it and wanted to run the furnace... but it will not kick on... doesn't even try.
Only thing I can think of is that it will not operate with the slide in...
Propane is good, as are batteries...
Does the fan come on and the propane not ignite? Or do you get nothing? A weak battery will cause it not to ignite. There should be a reset switch on the top of the furnace, may have to remove a grill to get too it.. Did you light the stove top to bleed air out of the propane line? I assume your tanks are on.

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I have never seen a RV that has a furnace with a "slideout cutout switch", but I suppose it could be possible. My question - Does the furnace always work when the slide is open and never when the slide is in?
I know it worked when it was out, and know it doesn't work right now... but I can not slide the slide out where it's parked... unless I move it... which is a pain...
I'll open the furnace cover and check for 12v, and see what I can find.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:53 PM   #6
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Should the furnace work with slide in?

Slide being in won’t matter. It should still work.
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The 264bhw doesn't have a slide, I had a 2015 26BHS which is probably what you have....I can't recall if I ever turned on the furnace with the slide in....

You don't have a cover or tarp tightly on the trailer do you?
If the combustion motor can't vent outside properly, the furnace shouldn't fire.
Residential furnaces have air proving switches.....not sure what rv furnace use to prove.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:15 AM   #8
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When our slides are in the furnace is blocked. I don't know if it would work, but wouldn't want to try it.
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Make sure the stove and fridge will light. It is possible that you have an air lock somewhere. Also most furnaces have a safety switch that triggers after 3 attempts of lighting. To over ride this feature on most units you will have to turn it off at the switch and wait a few minutes for the gas to dissipate then try to light again. The hot water tank has a simular feature. Make sure the outside vents have enough ventilation

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I had a recent similar experience, but it was the gas bottles! I had both 30’s filled at the hardware store in the morning. That night the furnace would not ignite. Did the “try three times and then quit” routine. I switched bottles from left to right... nothing. No cooktop range, no gas water heater either!

I then hooked up my tiny 1gallon (5 lb) bottle by itself and Shazam! Everything lit right up and stayed ignited!

I brought the bottles back to the filling station and asked them to do a purge. About 30 seconds of time passed while the purge vent was open before we saw any liquid propane.

BOTH my bottles had huge air bubbles at the top, and st such cold temps... the propane (heavier than air) wasn’t building enough back pressure to force the air out.

I did attempt to vent some air while at the campground, but it wasn’t effective. The bottles needed some incoming propane to push the air bubbles out the vent.

I would check to see if you need to have the propane bottles purged.


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