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Old 10-16-2016, 10:25 PM   #11
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Check breaker and it is on, so I assume the element is nice and toasty...
My buddy knows how to do it( owns a few RV's)

My question is I have looked for a serial number and don't see it... it's a suburban unit

It's in a 2015 20pack10 wolf pack...
There should be a model number somewhere on it. I've attached the owner's manual that covers the most popular models.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:57 PM   #12
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SW6DE is the unit...

I bought a new element $35 not bad

Does the water heater switch have to be on as well as the outside electric switch???
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Any one???
Ozzie, it's all explained in the link I provided in post #2 about the electric switch.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:09 PM   #15
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SW6DE is the unit...

I bought a new element $35 not bad

Does the water heater switch have to be on as well as the outside electric switch???
We have info in the FAQ area about water heaters!
Read it!!
You can get a 120v 1500 watt screw in heater at Home Depot for under $10.
Here's one for $7
1500-Watt 120-Volt Screw-In Type High Watt Density Water Heater Element-15896 - The Home Depot
Two important things to remember when shopping for a HW heater at Home Depot, hardware store, Lowes etc... You most likely need a 120 Volt and 1400 or 1500 watt.
(Large 50 amp service seasonal trailers might use a 240 volt so you have to check!)
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I have read it.

If I have electric switch outside on do I need the water heater switch on? Or only if I want to use both
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:37 PM   #17
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Outside switch runs electric element. Inside switch runs propane to heat water. Use one at a time or both. Each switch controls a different source to create hot water.


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Old 10-18-2016, 08:08 AM   #18
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My last 3 trailers had the outside "hidden" switch for the electric heater.
Since I hated going out there to switch it I turned it off and on with the
circuit breaker inside. The outside switch eventually stuck on in my last
trailer. I didn't care because I used the breaker.
My current rig has 2 inside wall switches- one for LP gas hot water and one
for electric hot water.
This is why I hesitated to give you a definitive answer. I didn't figure it would be helpful to tell you "maybe" to your question!

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If you only have the outside switch for the electric heating element and you either get tired of going outside to use it and you don't want to use the circuit breaker, you can install an inside switch like I did. See pics and wiring diagram. Note in the first pic I replaced the electrical box that the water heater plugs into because you need to install a "real" duplex outlet instead of that crappy RV style they use.
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