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Old 06-10-2018, 03:27 PM   #1
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T-1350 Heater Removal

Can anyone give me instructions on how I can remove the heater from my Sunline T-1350. The issue is the plate on the outside of the camper for the exhaust. I would have thought removal of the screws would have allowed that plate to come of thereby letting the heater slide forward inside the camper.

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It may take a little wiggling to free it up. Try turning the plate clockwise and counter clockwise. It may be rusted tight. If it wont turn shine a flashlight in and with a nozzle on a spray lubricant spray a little lube where the tubes overlap. Be sure to clean all the lube off before reinstalling it.
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Thanks Dave. Im learning as I go here. This might explain the flue smell in the camper when I used the furnace. If that flu is rusted it would leak. Wonder if a replacement can be purchase
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Old 06-10-2018, 06:36 PM   #4
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Parts for the furnace may be available. We would need the make and model of the furnace to help better.

If it was a Sunline original, it should be a Hydroflame make but do not know the series. Unless back then they had another brand.

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Not sure the make or model, It looks like an Atwood, however I cannot find any markings on it to be totally for sure.




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Ah its a Hydroflame 8012 PF Just seen it when I uploaded the picture
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Ah its a Hydroflame 8012 PF Just seen it when I uploaded the picture
Here on our site is the standard manual on the 8000 series. The newer one is a 8012-II

http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/do...%20Install.pdf

If yours does not have the -II it might be the older 8012. I'm not close enough to these older ones to know the difference between the 8012 & the 8012-II. The exhaust assembly might interchange.

However on page 5 it has a part call out. It sounded like what you were talking about was an exhaust tube assembly, part 29 on the diagram.

You mentioned a "flue smell" in the camper. Can you elaborate some more on this? Did it smell like burnt gas fumes or hot dust burning off?

There is a combustion chamber (heat exchanger) that is supposed to separate the inside from the outside. The furnace draws in outside air into the flame side of the heat exchanger. When the flame starts the blower draws the flame and heat through the outside part of the heat exchanger and heat/fumes passes through the sealed chamber and exhaust outside. The flame heats steel chamber and then on the inside, air inside the camper is blown over the hot steel and heat comes out the front of the furnace inside the camper. So any gas fumes should blow outside. The inside and outside air is separated on purpose.

If the gas fumes start coming inside that is not good. It might be a rusted through heat exchanger ( a hole in it) or the exhaust tube like you were mentioning leaking back.

Dust can be inside the unit from not being used over time and when heated it gives off a smell but it is a different smell then gas fumes.

Once you figure out what parts you need, there are some places online to buy from or local RV dealers. First is to figure out what you need.

They still sell the entire new furnace, but it will be the 8012-II.

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Oh it is indeed a burnt fumes with a nauseated smell. Definitely not dust. I can’t afford a new furnace so might just have to keep my eyes peel for a good used one. Really don’t need it much. I have a small electric heater that works awesome but never know if I might go off grid with it
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We use one of the ceramic electric heaters and an electric oil filled one if needed. These are both safer to use in the camper. I run an extra no. 12 awg extension cord into the camper to run the electric heater from the power post.

On your little camper, yes odds are high you can get by with just one 1,500 watt electric heater depending how cold you go camping. My 32 ft camper with a slide has a lot of windows to lose heat out of so we use 2 heaters in the winter below freezing months. And we use the furnace too.

If you smell the gas fumes inside, need to get that fixed before using it as I'm sure you know. Not good for sure. Understand the cost issue.
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Thanks JohnB. Honestly I don’t ever plan on using the furnace as I won’t be in the camper In cold weather off grid. And I have a propane generator that will handle a small Heater no problem. But if I ever sell the camper the new owner might have a need for it.
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Some of the heaters have two screws on the inside edge also.
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Thanks mainah, I did find those screws. I'm going to use some white lithium lubricate later today and shoot up into the vent tube to try and free it. Then will pull it apart, the furnace an inspect the heat chamber for cracks.
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