Lights, Furnace Issues

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Tony 2 Scoops
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Lights, Furnace Issues

HI All - we're new owners of a 13' Scamp - been traveling now for about a month. A few questions for you more experienced folk - 

#1- the rear right light (original) seems to be finicky - will work if I jiggle the wires around- do i just need to tighten something?

#2 - the furnace does not work, when I lower the desired temp to 70 and its clearly colder than that in the scamp, nothing happens - no fan comes on, no ignition, etc.... thoughts? I plan to check the fuse first and foremost. We are currently using a  Mr. Buddy - and are considering getting "the wave" to have on while we sleep. Getting the furnace looked at & then fixed by a RV repair man seems cost prohibitive. Can we use the same propane line plugged into the built in furnace to supply "the wave"? Anyone ever done that?

#3 - Most often we boondock - but when we bought the scamp and used the 120 hook up things worked fine, then we got electric brakes installed, and at some point tried the 120 hookup, lights still work but they flicker for some reason. This doesn't happen when only working off of the battery.

 

Thanks in advance!

Anthony

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#1  You may just need to

#1  You may just need to clean the bulb and socket with fine sandpaper.  Both can get kind of corroded over time.

#2.  You're probably on the right track to check the fuse.  The thermostat could be guilty, too.  You can test that by removing the cover and pushing the contacts together manually to see if anything happens.

#3  Don't know.  Installing the electric brake wiring shouldn't disturb anything else.  Might be a loose wire in or near the inverter.

Good luck, have fun,

Randy

Randy in Paonia

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Thanks--pushing contacts

Thanks--pushing contacts worked for me--easy to try with analog thermostat. Nice to have heat again!

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It might help and than again, might not….

FYI: My experience ONLY…

  1. I’ve had the flickering (slightly sometimes) with LED lights over the kitchen area (I don’t remember having that issue with incandescent light bulbs)…
  2. When I bought my 13’ 2015, it came with the analog thermostat for my furnace. The analog thermostat NEVER kept up with the temperature in the camper and I had to constantly manually move the adjustment to turn on and off the furnace. When I left it alone, it always got too cold or to hot from the desire programmed temperature setting….. The SOLUTION for me was when I installed a digital thermostat and that alone made the camper temperature comfortable via keeping up with the programmed temperature settings.

Please remember, this is only what I’ve dealt with that was close to what you experienced earlier… It might help and than again, might not….

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I knocked my cover off the

I knocked my cover off the analog one when moving my cushions around and broke a plastic latch and now the cover constantly falls off. I plan to replace my analog with digital for a lower profile and more accurate temperatures.

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digital thermostat install

Let us know how your installation and operation of a digital thermostat goes.  Will be interested in make/model and any issues/concerns with the install and operation of the furnace.