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Old 01-13-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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1.Can someone tell me how to get to the furnace on my 2004 Journey 34H?

2.Another furnace Question. How can I make the furnace blower run without it lighting without turning off the gas? I want to circulate hot air from an electric heater.

3.Are any of the tanks(water, holding) heated when the furnace is operating?
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:27 PM   #2
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1.Can someone tell me how to get to the furnace on my 2004 Journey 34H?

2.Another furnace Question. How can I make the furnace blower run without it lighting without turning off the gas? I want to circulate hot air from an electric heater.

3.Are any of the tanks(water, holding) heated when the furnace is operating?
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:33 PM   #3
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1) - Don't know on your model

2) - If you just want air circulation, set your thermostat to AC (cooling) position and to whatever temperature won't start the compressor and turn the fan switch from AUTO to ON

3) - As far as I know, the tanks (and basement) are heated from the furnace
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:40 PM   #4
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#2. I want to circulate the warm air in my coach through the furnace to heat the tanks.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:29 PM   #5
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I haven't had the plate off, but the access is above the water heater outside.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:49 PM   #6
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We have a 2004 39W Journey ... our fresh water tank is between the rails ...

On our rig there are two "hoses" going down into the fresh water cavity ... the green and white fresh water gravity fill tube ... and a gray warm air hose from the warm air duct from the LP furnace that runs under the floor of the coach ...

I would assume that yours is the same ... I found the hoses on mine just aft of the water pump ...
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:12 AM   #7
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I seldom disagree with John C's advice but I think his technique will turn on the fan to circulate air through the ceiling ducts ..

I do not know how to turn on LP furnace fan without turning on the furnace in order circulate air through the furnace ducts ...
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I am sure John gave that advice because there is really no good way of doing what the OP wants. It would most likely involve messing with wiring in the furnace to some how get power to the fan motor without powering the rest of it. I am sure it could be done, but I haven't heard of anyone doing it.

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Old 01-14-2008, 04:09 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by skigramp:
I seldom disagree with John C's advice but I think his technique will turn on the fan to circulate air through the ceiling ducts ..

I do not know how to turn on LP furnace fan without turning on the furnace in order circulate air through the furnace ducts ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>You are correct of course- the air comes out the ceiling vents, but like John noted, this is the only easy and non-invasive way to provide air circulation.

Sometimes when we are in a noisy campground and we need heat and white noise so I can get to sleep, I'll turn the blower to the ON position. We then turn on the bath/bedroom propane furnace which runs independently of the main furnace.

I believe the bed/bath furnace is a feature of only certain higher-end models like Vectra/Horizon (maybe others??)
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:08 AM   #10
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:47 PM   #11
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Tom's diagram also will turn on the air thru the ceiling ducts, not the furnace ducts.

If jgore's intent is to circulated warm air heated thru an electric heater somehow inserted in the furnace system such that warm air is directed to the basement area and holding tanks, the ceiling air system will not achieve this.

I have also thought it would be nice to have an electric heating element in the furnace ducting system to keep the coach from freezing up in moderately cold temps. Haven't figured out to do it, though.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:00 PM   #12
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Running the AUX coach heater would be effective, circulating the inside air thru the furnace ductwork. However, I believe this fan runs off the chassis battery. It would be possible to rewire the dash switch so it operates off the coach batteries, replacing the hot wire to the relay and the control wire at the switch.

That is, assuming you have the AUX coach heater.
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Assuming standard settings won't do the trick and were starting to get creative how about this. Wire another on/off {open/closed} switch in series with the furnace Sail switch. That way, when you want, the furnace will run the fan but never start the heat process because it thinks the Sail switch never transfered. Maybe?
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