Aliner Classic

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  1. BigTex56

    BigTex56 New Member

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    i just purchased a 2014 Aliner Classic. Ready for some new adventures.

    OK. Made my introduction now I have a couple of questions.

    1. Furnace would not light. Found switch behind cover and one on thermostat. Still nothing.

    2. Original stove was not being used. It was stored outside. Cleaned it up but didn’t try to light it yet. When connected, there was no propane smell.
     
  2. ~erik~

    ~erik~ Active Member

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    Question 1 and Question 2 might be connected - as in no propane?
    Be sure tank is not empty, that valve is open, etc. Should at least have propane noise and odor at stove when valve opened there...
     
  3. BigTex56

    BigTex56 New Member

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    No, there was propane and it was on. Refrigerator was running on propane. Stove problem figured out. Quick disconnect not so quick. Hard to lock fittings together. Stove worked when that was figured out.
    Haven’t tackled furnace yet.
     
  4. nhlakes

    nhlakes Active Member

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    Have you read the owners manuals for both camper and furnace? If not, start there. If you don't have them, search for them on web.
     
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  5. Fbird

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    I know when my furnace hasn't been used in a while it takes several tries before it will light due to air in the lines.
     
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  6. MrBill12

    MrBill12 Member

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    I'm assuming you moved up the temperature setting high enough to trigger the furnace?
     
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  7. BigTex56

    BigTex56 New Member

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    I did. I could here the thermostat clicking. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  8. Tukee44

    Tukee44 Member

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    Your ignitor may be faulty. Your airflow sail switch may got stuck. Your controller board may have failed. You gas solenoid may have failed. You should hear the ignitor trying to ignite. After 3 strikes, it will give up but the fan is still going. You need to turn off the unit and restart the cycle.

    I had similar problem before (10+ yrs old unit). I ended up replacing the controller board.
     
  9. BigTex56

    BigTex56 New Member

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    Do I need to disconnect the battery to make sure the unit is completely off to restart?
     
  10. DiamondGirl

    DiamondGirl Active Member

    Welcome to the Aliner/Aframe Family from AZ.

    You can call and ask CNW to email you a copy of your Aliner’s Owner’s Manual. They’re very helpful in providing information, recommendations and etc.

    Here’s a link for the Aliner Owners manual from the RV52 website.

    http://rv52.com/wp-content/uploads/...r-Owners-Manual-Users-Manual-Rev-12A-0711.pdf

    And here’s a link for the Atwood furnace manual from an online manuals website.

    http://www.manualsbase.com/manual/6...ducts/atwood_mobile_products_furnace_7916-ii/

    Wishing you the BEST of camping.

    Happy Camping...[ALPU][PUT]
     
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  11. BigTex56

    BigTex56 New Member

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    Got the furnace to work tonight. It think it just needed the switches to be worked some. The previous (original) owner said he didn’t use it. Used ceramic space heater instead.
    I just kept working the off switch on the thermostat when I was frustrated with it and all of a sudden the fan came on. Didn’t get hot that first time. I kept messing with it and saw an orange glow. Then I hear some clicking and it started heating. Might need a new thermostat if it’s going to be finicky.
     
  12. BigTex56

    BigTex56 New Member

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    Can the thermostat be replaced with a digital thermostat?
     
  13. Fbird

    Fbird Active Member

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    yes, I just did that last fall.
     
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  14. BigTex56

    BigTex56 New Member

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    Did so this evening. Great improvement over the old thermostat!!
     
  15. PointyCamper

    PointyCamper Active Member

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    Welcome to the Aliner family.
    Aframes are a lot of fun and nice to tow.
    Sounds like you have a handle on the systems!
     
  16. Byrd_Huntr

    Byrd_Huntr Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! If you are camped where there is electric power, you won't need the furnace if you have a little fan forced electric heater. That's all we use for most of our fall trips in Minnesota. Cheaper to run and quieter.
     
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  17. BigTex56

    BigTex56 New Member

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    I understand, but I wanted the ability to run heat off of propane for boondocking purposes if needed. It works great now after installing the digital thermostat. It is cool here in the mornings and I’ve been testing it. Thermostat set at 70° and 50° temperatures here in the morning. I can walk out to the camper and switch the thermostat from off to heat and the furnace kicks in immediately. No more fumbling around with the finicky manual thermostat.
    I’m also carrying a ceramic space heater for when I have hook ups.
     
  18. penny

    penny Active Member

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    If the blower is coming on but not lighting, and you are running off the battery and not plugged in, it could also be a low battery.
     
  19. BigTex56

    BigTex56 New Member

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    It's working now. The thermostat solved the problem.
     
  20. jackquontee

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    I need to do the same as I broke the switch on mine last fall simply trying to turn it on.
    Any potential surprises or challenges in switching to the digital?
     

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