Furnace questions

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    Krazyk1879 New Member

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    I have a 2002 Coleman Laramie. It don’t have a furnace but I want to put one in. My question is has any one done this and if so what do I need and what do I need to know Plezz help
     
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    It needs propane and 12 volts. It needs intake air and exhaust to the outside. Vents to put the hot air in the cabin. You also need a place to put it.
    What would you need to know? Basic 12 wiring. Duct plumbing. Gas plumbing, and mechanical skills.
     
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    Sure, it can be done. The question is, how motivated and skilled are you?

    You're going to have to find a spot in the cabinetry to locate a typical furnace. If it didn't come with one, there is typically a spot where one would have been installed as an option. You're going to need to cut a hole, fairly straight and clean, in that cabinetry. Then, you're going to need to cut a hole all the way through the outside wall of the pop-up (PUP). That hole on the outside will need to be pretty precise. You will need to mount the furnace exhaust through the exterior hole, put on the plates and seal it against water infiltration.

    You will also need to run a pretty good 12V wire to the furnace from the power converter. They may have run a dead lead in there for the option, but I doubt it. You will also need to run propane (LP) piping to the furnace. If it is near the indoor stove location, you may be able to tee off the main line, then convert to copper tubing. You will need to know how to bend tubing and install LP rated flare fittings. You will need to run a thermostat and wire to the furnace and find a place to mount it.

    So, it's not a Saturday afternoon thing, it will take some time. But, doable if you have the skills, patience, proper tools and a place to work.

    Or, you could buy a Buddy Heater, crack a window vent, and be done with it. Link here: https://www.amazon.com/Heater-Big-B...ocphy=9033846&hvtargid=pla-569646078431&psc=1

    Good luck, let us know what you decide to do.
     
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    So I had an old hybrid camper I scraped it away and I took some of the stuff like the furnace and all that was with it will that work
     
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    If you know what you are doing and the unit works.
     
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    Stay at electrical hook ups and get an electrical heater. Or a propane bottle and a mr buddy heater. Dont even think of putting in a furnace.
     
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    Arnt the mr buddy heaters unsafe?
     
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    Not if used corectly. Many people use them. Just make sure you have a co detector and dont put it next to your tenting.
     

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