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Soliciting Furnace Suggestions

Unread postby padave29 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:50 pm

Hi, my 73 - 270 has had the furnace removed. I'm considering replacing it with a ducted furnace, but have no idea how many BTU's I need. I have heard from another Travco owner that Travcos aren't as drafty as conventional RV's and so don't need as much heat. Anyone have any comments? Anyone know how many BTU's the original furnaces put out? Are they effective? It looks like a modern conventional RV (medium to large) required 30k+ BTU's. I'd appreciate any suggestions! Thanks!
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Re: Soliciting Furnace Suggestions

Unread postby Acesneights on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:36 pm

Did you ever get an answer to this ?
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Re: Soliciting Furnace Suggestions

Unread postby KB2CRK on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:57 pm

From what I have found in old manuals travco used a 22,000 BTU unit in the 270s.
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Re: Soliciting Furnace Suggestions

Unread postby badbillybiker on Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:03 am

I use a Buddy heater (1 bottle) works fine... Optional hose and filter for feeding off a main propane source. There is the Big Buddy that holds two bottles and has a d cell fan/blower or optional power supply..They have a brass unit from HF for about 19.00 that allows refilling one pound bottles from a 20 ooppss... now a 15 pounder grill tank or will feed from the Travco tank... The price is right and has a oxygen shut off...A budget fix"..On U-tube are camper demo's using the Mr heater propane units. I also have an optional stainless grill attatchment sold by a michigan company that hangs onto the front of my heater for cooking and heating coffee...well made and fits both heatrers...great also for winter camping and ice fishing... FWIW..
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Re: Soliciting Furnace Suggestions

Unread postby Dave78Chieftain on Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:34 pm

The 77 Travco 270/290/320 parts book lists 25,000 and 30,000 btu's. I suspect they used the 25,000 btu in the 270.

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Re: Soliciting Furnace Suggestions

Unread postby RobC on Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:33 pm

My RV parts guy down in Chehallis WA says a rule of thumb is 1,000 BTU's per foot of RV.

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Re: Soliciting Furnace Suggestions

Unread postby Tom on Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:10 pm

I am probably going to eliminate the propane furnace in my travco remodel since I am going with a combination of pellet stove and electric heaters. It's the original system and fully functional if someone wants the old furnace for a reasonable price.
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Re: Soliciting Furnace Suggestions

Unread postby Acesneights on Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:50 pm

wow, pellet stove...That is a first...Would like to see that.
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