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RE: old furnace replacement help on ducts?

Please forgive me but what does TT mean? TT wall? I had run new thermostat wires (one red on white) cause old ones were chewed through. reconnected them in the correct way (at least i'm 95% sure unless there was something amiss on the original.) wired them to furnace. checked for power/continuity with multimeter. My understanding is that these old thermostats work like switches that basically make a closed circuit when it reaches a certain temp? so i tried directly touching white and red wires to see if it did anything. Nope. Any other things I could try for testing the old one? No one in town will come look at it i would have to bring the RV out of town but unable to tow at the moment.
darla_m 07/10/20 06:26am Travel Trailers
old furnace replacement help on ducts?

Hi all, first I had fresh water tank questions, now I'm onto furnace questions... Restoring old holiday rambler 25' trailer from late 70s. Furnace doesnt seem to work (have 12v power and gas hooked up, when I turn on thermostat absolutely nothing happens). Figured I'd be better off replacing it anyways. It's an old suburban. Found someone selling a new from last year suburban on craigslist and looks like it will fit the space/heating capacity etc however, MY old furnace is ducted directly into the floor via a rectangular "mouth" cut out of the bottom. This goes into three separate ducts to heat the rest of the trailer. The one he's selling (a Suburban NT20SQ) has holes in the side for ducts. I'm a first time RV owner so I don't even know if they make furnaces like mine anymore that vent into the floor? I would really appreciate any insight anyone might have to offer on how to convert/adapt/etc. I can't really do much floor modification at this point, so would really like to not have to cut new holes etc. Would it be completely insane to cut a hole out of the bottom of the new furnace to line up with the hole in my floor? Would appreciate any advice! Thanks
darla_m 07/09/20 09:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Old fresh water tank spout replacement help

Hi all, thanks so much for you feedback. In reading through your responses and in doing a little more research I’m thinking I may as well replace the tank and pump entirely. I’m going to such great lengths to make a beautiful interior that it would be a shame to have terrible water quality after all that! I’m wondering though, on Amazon it seems that some of the water tanks specify that you should not hook them up to a hose... are there “special” kinds of tanks needed for being able to hook up to city water as well as just having a normal fill cap? I would like to be able to do both. Thanks again in advance !
darla_m 07/01/20 03:33pm Tech Issues
Old fresh water tank spout replacement help

Hi I’m new here but hoping to get a little help on an issue. I’m a new rv owner. I bought an old 1970s holiday rambler 25’ trailer for dirt cheap and am restoring it. Not having much experience with water/plumbing systems and the like, I’m coming here for advice. The freshwater tank is a large metal cylinder style tank that fits under the bed with a pvc pipe fitting to the outside as a spout. My understanding is that the water pump is actually an air pump that pressurizes the tank for water pressure as opposed to pumping actual water. (?) there is also a copper tube to the outside next to the full spout with a little valve im guessing to release air pressure from the tank before filling it. Needless to say the pvc spout/cap of the tank are completely shot from 40+ years exposure to elements. I need to replace it but of course no one makes anything like this anymore to my understanding. It’s a combination city water spout with a place to screw in a hose in addition to a regular fill spout. Tried glueing in an attempt to seal cracks in the pvc but the city water joint (that lets water in but shouldn’t let air out) is leaky even when simply holding water. I’m guessing that if the tank needs to be pressurized to work, I really need a solid seal on this. I’m under a strict time and budget constraint so would REALLY love to not have to replace the entire tank/pump set up. Does anyone have any ideas/advice/resources on how I could get some kind of replacement for this spout? Is it worth trying to mess with adapting new spouts to fit on to the 2” pvc pipe going into my tank? Would modern spouts even work under pressure? I would be incredibly grateful for anyone’s advice!
darla_m 07/01/20 09:51am Tech Issues
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