Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-29-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 32


Hey folks, quick question - we have used the water heater on our new Z-1 only a few times, but I noticed a problem this weekend.

When using gas to heat the water, the burner apparently gave off too much smoke. When packing up to leave, I noticed a good bit of soot on the water heater door and even a light film up the side of the camper. Any clues as to why and how to change things?

I have had numerous RV's over the years and have never dealt with this issue. Any advise would be welcome!

Thanks.

Edited by: Schabtod
Schabtod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 32




Schabtod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
Full Time Camper
 
Stan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Posts: 1,978
I have seen a few rigs over the years with black doors but have not heard of any issues on this forum. It sounds like the gas/air mixture is off a bit. You might do a quick visual inspection to see if something is blocking the burner area (dirt, critters, etc). If not, take it back for the dealer to repair.



__________________
Stan and Terri
Oak Harbor, WA
2008 Chevy 2500HD D/A
2007 Cruiser CF30SK
Glide Ride Pin Box
Reese 16K Slider
Stan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
Weekend Camper
 
Trini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Brampton On
Posts: 65




Check inside the exhaust it might have cubweb, try and blow it out.
Trini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 11:42 PM   #5
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,575
I have seen this on other rigs also. If it was mine, I would have it checked out by someone qualified in LP. In my opinion, it's burning to rich and there is the possibility of a fire.



__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 01:15 AM   #6
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bradley, Il
Posts: 1,018




X2 Old Farmer. Sounds like flame is to rich. Needs to have it checked.
__________________
Dale & Carol
Bradley, Il
2007 F-250
2010 CF30SK Patriot
2007 CF30SK
dalemac377 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 02:38 AM   #7
Full Time Camper
 
Papa-T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.C. Mountains
Posts: 1,445
x3 Id do a visual check to see if something is blocking it up. If not let smeone that knows what there doing service it.
__________________
*2016 CAF25SE Cruiser Aire 5er/*Joined 2010 *Changed Username and lost Post #'s -2012.
*Traded Campers and Left Crossroads -2012.
*Purchased New 5er & Came back May-2016
*Ted & Tricia (Mimi and Boo - Poodles)
I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
Papa-T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 03:21 AM   #8
Full Time Camper
 
r2millers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 570
Where the propane goes into the burner there is an orfice to control the flow of gas. Just outside of that is the burner with an air volume control.

You have a flame without enough air to maximize the burn. Adjust the air volume control until you get that typical blue flame.
__________________

Bob and Better Half

2007 F-250 PSD, SW, CC, LB, 2WD
2006 TF32SS Cross Terrain Toy Hauler
Reese 16k slider
r2millers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:08 AM   #9
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,575
Bob, you are totally correct. The reason I didn't instruct him to do that was it was apparent he was unfamiliar with the LP operation of the heater. Which could lead to a worse situation.



__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:42 AM   #10
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 32
Thanks for your opinions guys, just wanted to hear what other folks have experienced. I am familiar with the oxygen adjustments with propane, but wanted other thoughts before changing anything. Rv is in storage until next weekend. Will investigate further then. Thanks again.
Schabtod is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.