RV Furnace Issues: Don't Get Left In The Cold!
It's 3 AM and you're jolted awake, sleepy and confused, wondering why your toes feel like ice cubes. Furnace issues are pretty common in the RV community, and the worst time to discover that you get to join the "freezing toes" club is in the middle of the night when the temperature has suddenly dropped. And, let's be honest, Texas weather can change twelve times in the span of a week!
Here are a few tips to ensure that you aren't left out in the cold (it may not bother Elsa, but it sure does bother us Texans!):
-Make sure that your propane tank is filled! You'd be surprised how many times an empty tank is the issue. Make sure to check your tank, especially when a drop in temperature is in the forecast.
-Take time to schedule routine maintenance and cleaning of your furnace. Recently, we had an RV come across our mobile technician that had a nest from a furry friend inside of it causing damage and malfunction.
-Be sure to keep vents clear from debris. Dust, food crumbs and leaves can easily fall into the vents and cause issues.
Also, remember that, as with most parts on an RV, a furnace isn't built to last forever. If you find yourself as cold as a polar bear's toenails, it may be time to recruit a professional to repair or replace parts that have worn over time. We would love to help you!