ITR HURRICANE HEATER DIAGNOSIS and REPAIR

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Re: ITR HURRICANE HEATER DIAGNOSIS and REPAIR

Post by Safaritoonces »

Before buying anything I would strongly suggest you watch the maintenance videos on the ITR site
https://itrheat.com/support/training-videos/

It can get very expensive and discouraging getting the hurricane system repaired and supported by dealers.


All you may need to do is bleed the system for air, or clean the fuel nozzle, or clean the fuel filter and so on. None of which requires buying anything. Also you need to determine why the system is shutting down. It could be a faulty thermostat control, bad connection, controller board or weak resettable fuse. The starting point is to watch videos and do the basic maintenance, then look for faults. If you get an RV dealer to do the troubleshooting there is a high probability the person they assign will know no more than you, be less committed or interested than you and you will pay for their learning curve.
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Re: ITR HURRICANE HEATER DIAGNOSIS and REPAIR

Post by Safaritoonces »

I read through your posts again.

I worked out the wiring connections for the thermostat and AC controls in order to change to a newer LCD controller. I haven't had time to create a post on this, but will send you what I have if you need it right away.

If you send me a message with your phone number we can arrange a phone call, I can step thru some of the basics I learned that you might find helpful.
Robert and Bev Lewis
2000 Safari Continental, since 2017
3126B Cat, 330hp
MD3060 Allison
Bowen Island, BC

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Re: ITR HURRICANE HEATER DIAGNOSIS and REPAIR

Post by TDJohn »

wolfe10 wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:30 am
Billy,

Completely off-topic, but have you checked your RIDE HEIGHT-- looks low in front? That can materially affect ride and handling as well as wear on suspension components.


If you need the "how to", PM me your e-mail and I can send you Ralph Andrew's write up on this.

Brett
Brett,

Actually the whole coach and Jeep is sloping down hill. It is very deceiving, but if you look closely the crease line at the bottom of the basement bin doors, lines up equally on the center hubs of both the front and left wheels. So his coach appears level front to back, I even put a small ruler on the photo to make sure my eyes were not playing tricks on me. :lol:
John
'95 Serengeti, Cummins C8.3-300
Allison 6spd.

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Re: ITR HURRICANE HEATER DIAGNOSIS and REPAIR

Post by wolfe10 »

John,

You may be correct-- trying to determine ride height measurements from a picture is not exactly a science.

BUT, as important as it is and as easy as it is to check/measure, THAT is what I would suggest.

Brett
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Re: ITR HURRICANE HEATER DIAGNOSIS and REPAIR

Post by TDJohn »

Brett,

I agree, it couldn't hurt to check ride height on a yearly basis, or when something looks off.
John
'95 Serengeti, Cummins C8.3-300
Allison 6spd.

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