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Front Furnace Recommendations Needed
In the midst of remodeling, I discovered the current front furnace is too far gone to be repaired cost effectively. It's an Atwood 853x-ii (I'll double check the model this afternoon).

I'm tight on space under the bench I built in place of the...

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Re: Front Furnace Recommendations Needed
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A quick search of the Forum brought up a recommendation from Well Known and Much Respected Forum member Kenhat.

Links below to the old posts, and a current source of the model he likes.  Ad states this is a direct replacement for 85xx Series.

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Thanks Chuck!

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Looks as if that Atwood Excaliber isn't available any longer.

Is it worth finding a 2 stage furnace? It seems like many (all?) of the Dometic models are only single stage.

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Looks as if that Atwood Excaliber isn't available any longer.

Is it worth finding a 2 stage furnace? It seems like many (all?) of the Dometic models are only single stage.
I was way off base...

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What exactly is wrong with your old front furnace?  Are you positive it cannot be repaired by replacing parts?  I have replaced the motors and the burner heads on both of our OEM furnaces.  They still work great.

It's starting to look like you may...

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That's not encouraging news on the Dometic reviews. I suspect the dimensions may be closer to the Atwood than it seems, but I am not certain. Perhaps they measure to the extent of the vent for the unit depth?

I've done some additional reading and...

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I'm not opposed to a rebuild, but thought I would replace with new if it was going to be several hundred dollars in parts.
I agree with your approach.  I would feel the same way.  It's still several...

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Don't rule out looking at salvage yards for parts or a complete unit.
It's possible that an almost "new" unit could be found.

Speculation at best here....

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Would any of the diesel heaters on the market work?
Diesel heaters were discussed here couple years ago in some depth.  I think Pierce was doing some experimentation.  Don't know how far he got. ...

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Don't rule out looking at salvage yards for parts or a complete unit.
It's possible that an almost "new" unit could be found.

Speculation at best here....
Looks like several Atwood 853x-ii  listed...

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Check PPL in Houston,and /or wait and go to Quartsite in Jan. and get one there can maybe get a free install.