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Old 05-26-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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I have a1980 scamp with the vent for a heater under the kitchen sink but no heater. I have two questions:

1). Can someone tell me what model of heater is In a 1980 scamp (it appears to be about ten or so inches square opening and it is a suburban)

2) I noticed on other models it is under the dinette. Does someone gave a photo of theirs under the dinette and what is the model number for this location (it seems a more practical approach)

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Old 05-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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Well, I'm not going to be a lot of help, because I have a 1988 16' Scamp and the Suburban for my trailer is under the closet. It's like this one.. from the Document Center: Fiberglass RV - Document Center - Suburban_NT-12SE_NT-16SE_NT-20SE
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Well, I'm not going to be a lot of help, because I have a 1988 16' Scamp and the Suburban for my trailer is under the closet. It's like this one.. from the Document Center: Fiberglass RV - Document Center - Suburban_NT-12SE_NT-16SE_NT-20SE
Thanks Donna. I found a NT 12 FC At the junkyard and not sure what the difference is. And of course suburban is closed all weekend.

It appears to be s couple inches longer than the space under my sink. (24" vs 22")

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There's an NT 12 manual in the Document Center... maybe it will help answer some of your questions until others pop in. It's for the SE model, and I don't know what the differences may be: Fiberglass RV - Document Center - Suburban_NT-12SE_NT-16SE_NT-20SE
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In Suburban Furnaces the NT-XX number indicates output in KBTU. An NT-12 is 12,000 btu and is the smallest and more than enough for most Scamp sized rigs.
But do beware, 20 y.o. furnaces out of the Junque yard can be death traps with leaky gaskets and defective combustion chambers. A furnace is not a good place to learn-as-you-go. If you do install one, get it checked for carbon monoxide leaks.
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In Suburban Furnaces the NT-XX number indicates output in KBTU. An NT-12 is 12,000 btu and is the smallest and more than enough for most Scamp sized rigs.
But do beware, 20 y.o. furnaces out of the Junque yard can be death traps with leaky gaskets and defective combustion chambers. A furnace is not a good place to learn-as-you-go. If you do install one, get it checked for carbon monoxide leaks.
Thanks Bob. Great suggestion on checking all the seals etc. what sort of place does that sort of thing?

Any idea whet the Second set of letters refers to. (for example the 'FEW' ??
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I would check with your local LP Gas supplier first and then your RV dealer. Some dealers repair them, but you want to be sure that they do a lot of them. On that furnace it's a good idea to clean & adjust the igniter (?) tips and replace the combustion chamber gasket and the air flow (sail) switch.
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