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Old 09-07-2015, 05:34 PM   #201
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Do not fret, the furnace upgrade only eliminates one drawer, REace was able to keep 2 drawers vs 3 originally. The furnace is now closer to the bed. The Atwood 8012 is no longer being produced. There is a thread about this change awhile back, Donna will be able to find it quicker than myslef.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:40 PM   #202
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This doesn't answer your question, but here's what it looks like in a new 21. It does make the drawer stack a bit taller.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:43 PM   #203
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So now one may want to add an extra 120v outlet under the dinette and then install an electric heater for the aft section.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:48 PM   #204
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Do not fret, the furnace upgrade only eliminates one drawer, REace was able to keep 2 drawers vs 3 originally. The furnace is now closer to the bed. The Atwood 8012 is no longer being produced. There is a thread about this change awhile back, Donna will be able to find it quicker than myslef.
Thank you Jim, I read the entire thread earlier this year when Reace announced the location change due to the new model not fitting under the dinette seat. My question was the new Atwood model number not mentioned at all in the Atwood RV furnace online literature.

Yes the new location is fine but it's my customary habit is to know what is behind the grill.

Also I see the thermostat over the furnace output, most of the discharge will "throw" out but heat rising and a thermostat that close does not look like a good idea.
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This doesn't answer your question, but here's what it looks like in a new 21. It does make the drawer stack a bit taller.
Thank you Mary, yes not as clean looking as the old chest of drawers but its good enough I guess. Thermostat need to be elsewhere though.
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Why can't I find Atwood AFSAD12 model furnace in any of Atwood's literature. The RV furnace literature I see from Atwood still lists the old Everstar 8012 II, at 1.8amp by the way.

Where can I see specs for this new furnance AFSAD12.
I was looking for a mud dauber screen for the furnace on my 5.0TA delivered at end of May. I called Atwood and spoke with a rep who told me it is not on their web site yet because it is so new. I had to read a portion of the owner's manual to him before he recognized which furnace it was.
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Thank you Mary, yes not as clean looking as the old chest of drawers but its good enough I guess. Thermostat need to be elsewhere though.
I agree with you on both things, Santiago. When you do your build sheet, be sure to ask about a better spot for the thermostat.

Notice, also, that we didn't get the digital thermostat, which would've controlled both the air conditioner and the furnace.
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I was looking for a mud dauber screen for the furnace on my 5.0TA delivered at end of May. I called Atwood and spoke with a rep who told me it is not on their web site yet because it is so new. I had to read a portion of the owner's manual to him before he recognized which furnace it was.
Thank you Carl, that explains it. I'll wait for the specs to be published on line.
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Hi Santiago- you might be able to do what Floating Cloud did and find the previous version to be installed in the original dinette area.
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Hi Santiago- you might be able to do what Floating Cloud did and find the previous version to be installed in the original dinette area.
Hi Ross, good to hear from you, hoping your trip is going well.
Actually we are ok with the new location and yes as Donna said its more centrally located.

Space lost at the drawer cabinet is space gained under the dinette seat !
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