Monday, 08 November 2010 – By Bernie
I don’t know about you, but I get nervous about LP Gas being in my living area. Since my van is an 87, I am guessing that the lines are still good, but what about the furnace itself? I just don’t want to trust having an open flame in my ride. I love to BBQ, but I don’t want to be the item getting BBQed.
So, to make more room, I removed the furnace and plugged up the hole. Now I have more room for “Stuff”. I was thinking of putting my inverter there in that space, but I have it somewhere else at this time. We will see how many times I move it before it finally finds its permanent home.
This van has a permanently mounted LP tank. Not sure what size it is, but I want to use it for my grill, OUTSIDE, and that is about it. If there is any cooking going on inside, it will be with the microwave or the 12 volt cooker.
Here is the exhaust of where the gas came out of the van. I did not want a hole where dirt and wind can just whip through it, or cold air in the winter so I cut out a piece of stainless steel, or something like that to cover the hole. I then used this putty stuff that comes in a roll that you use when you install a roof vent or windows on the sides of your RV.
Now look at all this room on the inside of my van. I am going to have to find something to fill in that there hole! I bet it won’t be a problem at all. The furnace was not very cooperative, but as you can see, I WON that battle.