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I have a 2017 Coachmen Leprechaun class C motorhome with an…

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I have a 2017 Coachmen Leprechaun class C motorhome with an Atwood AFMD30 furnace. I just bought it and am on my first shakedown cruise. I am currently boondocking with no hookups. I am a newbie. I set the thermostat fan to Auto, the mode to Heat and put the temperature setting way up so that the furnace should cycle on. Nothing happens. Any ideas?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses?

Is coolant used for the heating mode? Where can I check that level? As far as leakage from the coolant hoses, where would I check that?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your '17 RV?

I have a 2017 Coachmen Leprechaun class C motorhome with an Atwood AFMD30 furnace.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

I hope to fix it myself, but we'll see. Haven't tried anything yet. Looking for ideas as to whereto start.

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5/25/2019
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago
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Hi! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with this. I may need some additional information from you first in order to give a complete answer.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
okay, waiting.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

Good morning! Thank you for bringing your question to us here at Just Answer. I have an RV repair facility and work on these for a living and I fully understand the frustration you can have when things aren't working the way they should. I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with your furnace. If you have a good 12 VDC to the furnace and the fuse isn't blown in the load center it should come on. Many of these new furnaces are having a control board issue and that is due to them being made in China and poor quality. I never sell those in my shop for that reason. Randall in RV

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

The board you want is called a Dinosaur Electronics Fan 50 Plus model. About $100 or so on Amazon.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Received the Dinosaur board from Amazon yesterday, swapped it in, and that fixed it! Thanks.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 3 years ago

Super! Good job and thanks for letting me know.

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