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Old 04-07-2008, 08:38 PM   #11
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weight info on sticker on rear front side of camper. also will have some weight info posted on a sticker in a kitchen cabinet above sink.

tank size probably wont be posted but you might be able to look a your manufacturers catalog for your model and get the tank info. sometimes you may even need to do your own test using a 1 gallon bottle of water and close your drain valves and count how many gallons till you back up in your sink, a little crude but works, if you cant find anywhere else. you can also crawl below and measure the tank dimensions and convert the volume to gallons of liquid. Enjoy camping
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:35 PM   #12
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my red light next to my water heater on/off switch, located below sink on front face of the cabinet came on a couple times this past weekend.
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When you're heating water with LP gas, the red light typically does come
on while the burner is trying to light.
If your water heater happens to decide to have a heat cycle while you
happen to be looking at the switch you will see it light briefly.
Also it's possible the wind did blow out your burner and the heater
re-lit. Again- if you were looking in the right direction you would see
the red light come on for a couple seconds and go out.
If the light comes on and stays on, it means you have a fault and need
to cycle the switch off and back on to clear it and let the WH try to
re-light.

Short answer, the light coming on briefly is normal and nothing to worry
about.

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When you're heating water with LP gas, the red light typically does come
on while the burner is trying to light.
If your water heater happens to decide to have a heat cycle while you
happen to be looking at the switch you will see it light briefly.
Also it's possible the wind did blow out your burner and the heater
re-lit. Again- if you were looking in the right direction you would see
the red light come on for a couple seconds and go out.
If the light comes on and stays on, it means you have a fault and need
to cycle the switch off and back on to clear it and let the WH try to
re-light.

Short answer, the light coming on briefly is normal and nothing to worry
about.

Happy Camping!
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Sorry to disagree KyDan, but in my unit the red light comes on only as a warning that the three-try LP lighting cycle has failed. It stays off otherwise. (It also stays off if electric is on regardless of lighting failure) If it comes on, you turn the switch off and on again to reset and start the lighting cycle again, as Dan says. If it happens often and regardless of wind outside, you might want to get the burner looked at as it may need adjustment.
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Did the water heater start on gas? If the ignitor tried to light it 3 times and failed, the red light comes on and stays on. You have to turn it off and turn it back on again. It will again attempt to light the water heater up to 3 times. Air has to bleed from the lines before the heater will stay lit. However, if the heater does not start after several tries, you may have a bad circuit board. I had a bad one on the Flagstaff right out of the factory so it was replaced under warranty.
Oops, just realized I pretty much repeated what Kim said. Circuit board failure though... never considered that.
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Thanks yall, it was brief and didnt stay on. other than wondering if i had the proper water qty and if the recovering time was normal, because of the perceived low qty of shower water, i guess it is working normal.

hope you have a wonderful camping season

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I stand corrected--
my previous trailer had an Atwood WH and it was as I said.
My new trailer has Suburban?? WH I think.
I just looked and they managed to obliterate the model number
sticker with a big blob of silicone sealer so I can't read much
of the info it contained ;-((

Guess we'll have to try and mention brand/model when we get
down to specifics on our appliance questions.
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