Boler Furnace Replacement - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-19-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Trailer: 74 Boler
Posts: 10
i have a 1974 13' boler and i need to install a furnace since the old furnace was beyond repair. I am thinking of going with the Everest Star 12,000 btu 12v furnace with a 1.8 amp draw. Has anyone got one of these in their bolers, how do they perform for you? Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks.
__________________

__________________
Arlyn R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2009, 08:24 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: 1999 Bigfoot 21RB 2500
British Columbia
Posts: 128
Registry
Quote:
i have a 1974 13' boler and i need to install a furnace since the old furnace was beyond repair. I am thinking of going with the Everest Star 12,000 btu 12v furnace with a 1.8 amp draw. Has anyone got one of these in their bolers, how do they perform for you? Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks.
Hi I just sold my 1974 Boler, I had a stock furnace in It, never worked because I never used it in the20 years that it was in our family I think it just got rusted and then I couldn,t keep pilot light on the old furnace was a 10,000 btu if they work they are great as they dont need any power to run a fan because they are natural rising heat ,the new ones have a fan that is noisy depending on brand but the new ones are much safer all electronic ignition ,if it is a 12000 btu it should be sufficent for a Boler.
Rick and THE BC BIGFOOT............
__________________

__________________
Rick M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Raya's Avatar
 
Name: Rachel
Trailer: 1974 Boler 13 ft (Neonex/Winnipeg)
Posts: 3,014
Arlyn,

I know I probably sound like a total vulture here , but your defunct furnace isn't by chance a Suburban GT6-3A is it? Tall and skinny? I ask because I have the shell of one with no burner assembly or control. Of course, maybe that's what went out on yours anyway, but I just thought I'd check if you are giving it the heave ho, and perhaps part of it can be recycled.

I hope the installation of your new furnace goes well

Raya
__________________
Raya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2009, 10:46 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Trailer: 74 Boler
Posts: 10
Quote:
Arlyn,

I know I probably sound like a total vulture here , but your defunct furnace isn't by chance a Suburban GT6-3A is it? Tall and skinny? I ask because I have the shell of one with no burner assembly or control. Of course, maybe that's what went out on yours anyway, but I just thought I'd check if you are giving it the heave ho, and perhaps part of it can be recycled.

I hope the installation of your new furnace goes well

Raya
Unfortually my old one is long gone, sorry i cannot help on that. By what I read on here complete units or parts are hard to find. Thats why im going new and it sounds the safest since I have small children. I think the new one will work well especially the low amp draw of 1.8 is appealing to me. Good luck finding parts to get yours going. There is probably one somewhere waiting to go to the dump, the hard part is finding that person. Thanks for the reply.
__________________
Arlyn R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2009, 10:53 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Raya's Avatar
 
Name: Rachel
Trailer: 1974 Boler 13 ft (Neonex/Winnipeg)
Posts: 3,014
Arlyn,

Thanks for letting me know (I just had to ask).

Raya
__________________
Raya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 08:18 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Trailer: 74 Boler
Posts: 10
I have installed this new furnace in my 13' boler. It works very well and am pleased with it. The draw is 3.4 amps and seems to last well for multiple nights. The electronic ignition is nice with no pilot light and the wall thermostat works very well. It did fit well in the boler without alot to modify. It was worth the money and much safer than the propane heater I was using.

__________________
Arlyn R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2009, 03:44 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Naomi P's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1975 13 ft Boler
Posts: 18
Quote:
I have installed this new furnace in my 13' boler. It works very well and am pleased with it. The draw is 3.4 amps and seems to last well for multiple nights. The electronic ignition is nice with no pilot light and the wall thermostat works very well. It did fit well in the boler without alot to modify. It was worth the money and much safer than the propane heater I was using.
We're looking at putting a new furnace in our 1975 13' Boler and since I noticed you are also from BC I'm wondering if you could tell me where you got your new furnace? Also which one did you end up getting?

thanks!
__________________
Naomi P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2009, 07:10 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Trailer: 1970 Boler
Posts: 20
Send a message via MSN to Brandon G
hi there, i just finished a total restoration on my 1970 boler. in and out. when i bought the trailer it didnt even have a furnace at all but it had all the propane lines just plugged off. i lucked out and found an Atwood Hydro Flame 12,000 btu. with a little bit of light frame work it fits absolutly perfect on top of the wheel well. It works awesome and heats the little egg in 5 mins then your dying of heat exaustion haha. it also came with a thermoustat which makes it really nice and easy. it performs really well and i would recommend this furnace for the simple reasons that it is quite simple to install with basic tools and it fits excellent with just some very minor ajustments. all in all a great furnace, in my opinion the best bang for your buck.

good luck.

cheers.
__________________
Brandon G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 01:23 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Name: Dana
Trailer: 1973 Compact Jr
California
Posts: 540
Arlyn, I noticed that you had expected the Everest Star 12,000 btu 12v furnace to draw 1.8 amps, but after installation you say it draws 3.4 amps. Do you know why it draws more than you expected?

Thanks!
__________________
Dana T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 01:26 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: Dana
Trailer: 1973 Compact Jr
California
Posts: 540
Brandon, Atwood makes two 12,000 BTU furnaces, the 7912 and the 8012. I have not been able to determine what the difference is between them. Which did you get?

How noisy is the fan, especially while trying to sleep?

Thanks!
__________________
Dana T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2009, 10:57 AM   #11
Junior Member
 
Trailer: 74 Boler
Posts: 10
Quote:
Brandon, Atwood makes two 12,000 BTU furnaces, the 7912 and the 8012. I have not been able to determine what the difference is between them. Which did you get?

How noisy is the fan, especially while trying to sleep?

Thanks!
Sorry for the late response. The difference between the 7912 and 8012 furnaces is the btu output for the 7912 is higher. When I ordered the furnace I asked for the 1.8 amp draw 8012 and for some reason I got the 7912 but I decided to go with it anyway. The fan is not that bad for noise, it does not bother me since I sleep right next to it. It keeps it warm and cozy very quickly which if you did not have a thermostat it would roast you out. Hope this helps you. So far im pleased with it and no problems.




__________________
Arlyn R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2009, 09:53 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Scott S.'s Avatar
 
Name: Scott
Trailer: 1975 Surfside TM14 (front kitchen)
Manitoba
Posts: 515
Registry
Send a message via MSN to Scott S. Send a message via Yahoo to Scott S.
can I ask what you paid?
I have a fanless original coleman in my SurfSide that works OK but is getting old. I never thought I'd use it as much as I have this year (cold, wet Winnipeg summer) but now I won't go without heat. my other concern is drain on the battery and I worry that it would not last the entire night if it was particularly cool.
thanks
__________________

__________________
Scott S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boler, furnace


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacement Furnace - What Type Fits Michelle A Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 3 04-25-2010 10:25 PM
Boler Furnace Peter Bond Classified Archives 0 08-29-2009 08:50 PM
1970 boler furnace ???? Brandon G Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 8 05-18-2009 10:25 PM
Still Looking - Boler 13 foot furnace Kurt in BC Classified Archives 4 03-20-2008 10:29 PM
Boler Furnace Kurt in BC Modifications, Alterations and Updates 16 02-11-2007 08:38 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.