Fixing up an older travel trailer

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by jimbo62157, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. jimbo62157

    jimbo62157 Junior Member

    I just bought a 1983 Mohawk travel trailer. I'm trying to get everything to work and have come across a few problems. I can't seem to get the furnace to work? It starts and runs, the blower works great it just won't light and blow warm air. The gas tanks are full, it's getting power, but no spark. I've followed the instructions on how to get it going but ??? Any ideas?

    Thank's a rookie trailer owner

    Jim
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    welcome to the forums ,, what furnace brand is it ??? there are several things that can cause this ,, one is the "sail switch" that detects air flow from the fan ,, if it is not working then it will not send a signal to the gas valve to open ,,, and also are the lp lines purged of air ,, in other words ,, can u light the stove or such with no problems ,, another thing ,, do u hear the ignighter sparking ??? like i said many variables that might cause it not to light :) :)
     
  3. jimbo62157

    jimbo62157 Junior Member

    Hi, It's an Atwood Hydro flame. The stove lights and the pilot in the oven lights but it is a very small flame. When I turn on the switch on the thermostat the fan starts blowing. I've let it run for 10 minutes and it never fires. I do not hear any sparking going on. There is a dial that reads open or closed. I have that set to open.
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Is it automatic light or do you have to manual light it? Some of the older models have to be manual lit.
     
  5. jimbo62157

    jimbo62157 Junior Member

    There doesn't seem to be any where to light it? Looks like there are 2 wires going into the front left side View attachment 356 View attachment 357 I attached a couple pictures (not sure if that worked).
     

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  6. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Pretty sure you will have to light yours, Should be a little hole on the inside of your rv with a glass cover on it. Slide or swing it up and light it with a match. Probably will have to hold the on knob in to get it to light. Just guessing. Be careful gas can be dangerous
     
  7. jimbo62157

    jimbo62157 Junior Member

    I looked at it again today and there is no where to light it. It has to be spark ignited. Maybe there is now power going to it or the thermostat is shot? Just not sure how to check it.

    I also was playing with the fridge today and found that if I have the switch on gas it works fine but when I switch it to AC it doesn't work?
     
  8. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Is your batt charged?
     
  9. jimbo62157

    jimbo62157 Junior Member

    I have it plugged into the house.
     
  10. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    If your batt is dead and the converter is not working the elec ign will not work even pluged to shore power. Still have to question a 83TT having elect ign?
     

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