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    Thermocouple

    I bought a 1972 Scotty Hilander travel trailer a few weeks ago. Within that trailer is the original Coleman propane heater/furnace. Apparently the previous owner thought the thermocouple was bad and removed it. They failed to replace the thermocouple before I bought it (the trailer). 2 questions....is it correct that the last 1/2 inch or so of the thermocouple should be directly in the pilot? With the thermocouple directly in the pilot, the pilot has stayed lit a few times, but more often than not, still goes out after trying to light it. Could it be something else other than the thermocouple or am I doing something incorrectly? FYI, I hold the flame to the thermocouple at least a minute before switching the control to "on". Thanks.
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    Old or moisture in the pressure regulator box from setting Idle over the years.It may work if it drys out in the warm weather.Might be a cockroach living in there since Woodstock.
    Thats an old trailer dude.
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    I'm wondering if there are other parts missing. The pilot arrangement etc. doesn't look like anything I've seen (or even close) on the intraweb. From northern Ohio eh?
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    As far north as you can go.
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