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Gas is going to cooking stove in camper. Stove lights. But can't get pilot to light for hot water heater. Don't smell gas coming to pilot area. Furnace is not turning on, but worked fine when checked a few months ago. any suggestions to try?

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Chances are good that the thermocouple is bad. It is a small probe that the pilot light keep hot. Take it out and get one at HDepot or at a RV store.

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