New Heater in PuP. Custom Installation

Discussion in 'Heating / Cooling Systems' started by Rollnround, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Rollnround

    Rollnround New Member

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    Well, as some of you may know I just got an 82 Coleman Redwood. Upon changing a few things to make it "ours" I wanted some heat in it for the Michigan winter camping. I decided to go with a Suburban NT16SE which is an electronic ignition, direct vent, 16k btu furnace with a blower that pulls only 2.8 amps. It also came with a thermostat and all the vents for out the side of the pup.

    I looked around for a good price and got in on ebay, new, for $340 shipped.

    I also looked for the best spot to mount it and came up with between the storage cabinets as to utilize all the space I have.

    This is a complete custom installation because it never had a furnace. My girlfriend and I did all the work and I would say it could be done in a weekend if you really got on it.

    <img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l52/Rollnround/S8009519.jpg" border=0>

    What do you think?
     
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    caivey North Alabama

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    Nice looking installation, looks like it came in your pup.

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  3. bigdad

    bigdad Active Member

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    Nice job
     
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    Willard New Member

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    I have an 85,with the same thought as you.I have a Duroflame.haven't made up my mine yet if I want to do this.Could you show some pics of inside the cabinet,I would like to see the plumbing set up.Thanks.By the way,looks good!

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  5. Rollnround

    Rollnround New Member

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    Heres the best picture I have of the cabinet. It's a pretty straight forward unit, requires two vents out the back. The unit itself doesn't get hot inside the cabinet so you can still utilize the cabinets. I also used a T fitting and tapped into the stove gas line so I didn't have to do much for copper line.

    Heres the best pic of the cabinet that I have. The bricks were to hold the linoleum down while the glue dried.

    <img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l52/Rollnround/S8009515.jpg" border=0>

    Heres a pic of the unit itself, as you can see it's just straight back.

    <img src="http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l52/Rollnround/EbayFurnace.jpg" border=0>
     
  6. John L

    John L New Member

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    I did an install as well. I think mine was an Atwood 16K BTU. It installed pretty easily. You can see in on my webshots site under Mods.

    They work great you'll love having a furnace.
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    mnewmanfla New Member

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    Nice job. I'm sure you will get plenty of use out of that heater in Michigan. Have fun!

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    jushavnfun New Member

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    nice job... sure wish our PUP was inside so I can work on it.
    Have you ever been to Sterling State park in Monroe on Lake Erie?

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  9. Rollnround

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    Yes we have been there a few times. Nice place, big and you can get on the water either boat canoe or kayak. It's getting nicer. Had some problems and the beach was shut down for pollution if I recall correctly. I tend to head more north as Sterling State Park is about 10 min away from my house.
     
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    Looks good to go!!!
     
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    Looks very nice. I don't have a built-in heater, but there are times it would be nice. . .

    What does it look like from the outside, you know, the vent?

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    Good Job - way to go!

    I've got pretty much the same furnace and it does a great job. Great to be able to extend your camping seasons!
     
  13. theseus

    theseus Centerville, OH

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    Looks great! I have a suggestion to make though. I know that Suburban makes a recessing kit for the thermostat. You may want that to eliminate bumping the thermostat when you are sitting at the table...

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