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Old 05-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #15
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1979 Trillium Furnace

I have a propane furnace that was included with my 79 Trillium. The previous owner converted to 110, so he just included the old furnace with my purchase. I have photos if you would like to take a closer look. I'm located in mid-western Canada. Thanks,


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Old 05-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #16
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Trailer: TrailsWest CAMPSTER 1970
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Hydro Flame furnace, quiet & needs no power.

Thank you Dave for photo help !

Here is a photo of the typical HYDRO FLAME furnace.
They were used in truck campers, tent trailers and travel trailers.
I have found them for sale for $20. to $80., I paid $40 on Craig's.....Of all I have found, none were working.

These furnaces are usually called "POT TYPE" or "GRAVITY TYPE".
You can see why they are called pot type by the 8" x 12" metal cylinder
fire box looking something like a pot.

Soon I will post photos of the modification process, stay tuned.

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aka campfrugal
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:59 PM   #17
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Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
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Originally Posted by campfrugal View Post
Of all I have found, none were working.
Did you figure out why they were not working?

There doesn't seem like much to go wrong. I would think that the gas valve is the most likely point of failure. It is also the most expensive to fix.

Cleaning seems to help. Apparently spiders love propane, or at least propane lines.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #18
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I have a heater that i will taking out of a 1970 Campster. Pic. under For Sale: 1970 Campster appliances
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:18 AM   #19
Trailer: 82 Scamp 13 ft
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not much to go wrong...

Yeah, really not much to go wrong... They are not hard to disassemble and clean out, etc. As I posted in another thread, I recognize that furnace as I have one... it's a Hydro Flame ARS-10L or 10LX, 6,300 output BTU. I think the "L" stands for "Left-Vented" version. The gas valve can be replaced with a new Robertshaw 710 series fairly easily if needed. Grainger's carries the gas valves, among other places.

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