This is my first post to this forum. I'm sharing this story so others might learn from my experience, but also to see if anyone has had similar issues, or was aware of the fuse issue I ran into.
I purchased a 2018 Hawk FWC in October of 2018. So far, I've really enjoyed it and everything has been working fine.
Last weekend, I took the camper out hunting in Southwest Montana. It's winter here, and temperatures dropped to 10 degrees F at night. The furnace was really key. It worked fine on our first day, but the following afternoon, it would not start when I turned on the thermostat. Plenty of propane, and the propane range worked fine, so I knew it was electrical. I checked the 7.5 amp fuse for the Atwood furnace and it had blown. I swapped in the 7.5 amp fuse for the interior lights and it immediately blew as well.
At this point, I had no extra fuses, no heat and no lights. I tucked tail and headed for home. This was my last hunting trip of the year, and I was disappointed, to put it mildly.
I emailed the FWC support folks, and was told that Atwood had recently changed their recommended fuse from 7.5 Amp to 15 Amp. Sure enough, I swapped in the 15 Amp fuse and the furnace works fine. Lesson learned, I'll carry a few extra fuses now when I travel.
If anyone else was aware of this change, or has experienced similar issues, I'd be interested in hearing your story.