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Old 02-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Suburban propane heater/13' Scamp

Our 1977 Scamp 13 has a Suburban propane heater of the same vintage and I can light the pilot, but can't get the furnace to come on. I haven't checked whether it requires any electricity or is simply a straight gas heater. Should I try to refurbish it myself, find someone (in North Carolina) who can repair it, or replace it altogether?

What are others' experiences?

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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There are several Suburban furnace manuals in the document center here- you might take a look and see if your model is among them. Link to appliances page

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I dont know what model yours is but mine requires 12 v power to run. I suspect we have a different model though as I dont need to light the pilot - just move the thermostat a ways above the current room temp and it will start up on its on as long as the gas tank is turned on. The blower needs to run for a few minutes before I can set the temp back to where I want it.
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Is the owner's manual among these?

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