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We purchased an 83FCSB a couple of months ago and are in the process of remodeling. So far we have removed the carpeting and today we removed the couch from behind the driver's seat.
Can someone help identify these things that are housed under that couch?

Photo number 1 is a small white box that is velcroed to the floor. It must be pretty important as it has it's own little access door in the front of the couch.

Photo number 2 is a larger white box that sits in front of the wheel well. Sometimes it hums all on its own, sometimes not.

Photo number 3 is a component of the gas heating system....I think.

Photo number 4 is a component of the front cruiseair system....I think.

And finally.

Photo number 5 is these mysterious switches. We have 3 sets of these and they don't seem to do a thing. What the heck are they for?

Thank you all so much for your help.
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We purchased an 83FCSB a couple of months ago and are in the process of remodeling. So far we have removed the carpeting and today we removed the couch from behind the driver's seat.
Can someone help identify these things that are housed under that couch?

Photo number 1 is a small white box that is velcroed to the floor. It must be pretty important as it has it's own little access door in the front of the couch.

Photo number 2 is a larger white box that sits in front of the wheel well. Sometimes it hums all on its own, sometimes not.

Photo number 3 is a component of the gas heating system....I think.

Photo number 4 is a component of the front cruiseair system....I think.

And finally.

Photo number 5 is these mysterious switches. We have 3 sets of these and they don't seem to do a thing. What the heck are they for?

Thank you all so much for your help.
#3 chassis heater works off coolant flowing into it, set the wall thermostat to select the temperature should also be a on/off switch and high/low for the fan.

#4 NT-16 suburban propane heater.

#5 the switch’s for the chassis heater, still need to set the wall thermostat and have the ignition key on to get it to run

Those are the only three I could make out
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#1 is a propane detector (too old to work any more). There are a few located near propane devices wired to the alarm section of the control panel..
#2 is a power conditioner (filter) for the sensitive 12 volt items like radio, etc.
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Photo #1 is a gas detector.
There should be several you will find in the coach. Usually one near the stove and one behind the fridge. No clue about photo #2/
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What exactly is a power conditioner (filter)?
A surge protector?
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It takes the noise out of DC so the music dosent have static in it.
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Have not used my chassis heaters in awhile but it seems to me there is a summer/winter switch on the dash to make chassis heat controls operate.
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We all love these "what is this" questions, especially with photos!!!

Coming in a bit late...seems all the big questions have been answered...
Photo #3 is the heat exchanger for the chassis heat (over the road heating system; uses hot engine coolant and a fan) as has been said. But all I see is the heat exchanger...the actual fan unit is missing?
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For those that travel when it's cold the chassis heaters are very nice.
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For those that travel when it's cold the chassis heaters are very nice.



Yes,the chassis heaters work really well,it took me a few years but we found if you opened a front window slightly the heat would be more consistent,the fans would not go on and off,just stay on and stay the right temp,as set by the tstats on the wall.
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