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Old 09-07-2015, 07:36 PM   #211
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Great time- in Ouray, CO- heading up to Marble. These trailers aren't spacious enough to really make the location matter- it's going to heat up pretty quick.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:52 PM   #212
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:55 PM   #213
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Hi Stefan, thank you very much for the link.
Regarding the new Atwood furnace its all there.

This forum is the best.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:01 PM   #214
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Great time- in Ouray, CO- heading up to Marble. These trailers aren't spacious enough to really make the location matter- it's going to heat up pretty quick.
If you don't mind "interesting" roads, and have the clearance, drive to the Crystal Mill & the town of Crystal. A neat trip! More photos of our visit here.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:22 PM   #215
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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.
You can't find it because Atwood handles publication of information as poorly as many companies, and has not posted it.

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There is a thread about this change awhile back...
This - the one we're in - is that thread!

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I called Atwood and spoke with a rep who told me it is not on their web site yet because it is so new.
That would have been a valid excuse... a year ago.

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Where can I see specs for this new furnance AFSAD12.
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In February, faced with the same questions, I sent a query to Atwood Mobile. They responded, with a copy of the manual... but by that time it had been being posted to this forum. For similar issues in the future, it is worth the couple minutes it takes to send a query to the manufacturer.
Direct link: Atwood Model #AFSAD12 furnace
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:23 PM   #216
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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.
I agree - the thermostat should be reasonably central in the heated space, but away from a furnace outlet (or the only furnace outlet in this case).
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:28 PM   #217
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... it's my customary habit is to know what is behind the grill.
I think that's a good idea. Fortunately, RV appliances generally come with both an owner's manual and an installation manual (or one combined), and both are normally included with the trailer - can anyone with a recent Escape equipped with the new furnace confirm that the furnace manual came with it?

Even with a printed copy, I like to find a digital copy, because it is easier to store and search. I do that for my vehicles, as well, where being able to use a search tool on a PDF is a distinct advantage over flipping through a multi-hundred-page printed manual.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:29 PM   #218
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My understanding is that the grill on the new furnace rotates so you can direct the warm air in any direction you wish. The digital thermostat also gives you simple fan speed control, plus shuts down the fan when the setpoint temp is reached for the AC. Otherwise you get to listen to the fan roar when the unit is not actually cooling. Different wire harness is required, so it's not an easy retrofit.
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If you don't mind "interesting" roads, and have the clearance, drive to the Crystal Mill & the town of Crystal. A neat trip! More photos of our visit here.
we did do Kebler Pass from Crested Butte to Paonia...very smooth & beautiful but got a scare on the last 1/3 od downhill when trailer started sliding slightly left. Had there been oncoming traffic we may have had a collision. It was wet and got a ton of mud- took about $17 of quarters ar the car wash to clean.

Were going to try Owl Creek out of Ridgeway, but have decided to unhook and just drive up after talking to enough locals.

Will check out the Crystal Mill, that pic of the road looks iffy though.
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we did do Kebler Pass from Crested Butte to Paonia...very smooth & beautiful but got a scare on the last 1/3 od downhill when trailer started sliding slightly left. Had there been oncoming traffic we may have had a collision. It was wet and got a ton of mud- took about $17 of quarters ar the car wash to clean.

Were going to try Owl Creek out of Ridgeway, but have decided to unhook and just drive up after talking to enough locals.

Will check out the Crystal Mill, that pic of the road looks iffy though.
Don't even think about taking the trailer to Crystal - tow vehicle only...
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