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Old 06-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #11
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Go outside your Berk, open cover for waterheater, look lower left and you will see an on/off switch.... Turn it on....
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:08 AM   #12
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You've had your Berk 10 months???? You really need to take some time and real your manuals.... It's a great coach and you need to be able to enjoy all its features....
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #13
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A couple of things before using electric HW, 1. Make sure your tank is full. 2. Remove the heater vent on outside, on ours, lower left side you will see on/off switch, usually with a cotter pin, remove pin and switch to on. We have used ous with both gas and electric on at same time when we want the water to heat us faster.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #14
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What year is your coach? Newer ones will have a gas only "on demand" water heater that does not use electric.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:30 AM   #15
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Be careful to test your regulator using on demand hot water. If it restricts flow too much, you the heater will not turn on and thus, no hot water. I don't know what the threshold is, but I know if the flow is too slow, it will not heat.

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Old 06-22-2013, 10:23 PM   #16
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You've had your Berk 10 months???? You really need to take some time and real your manuals.... It's a great coach and you need to be able to enjoy all its features....
Thanks, I have that switch on all the time, thought that was for the gas igniter. Like I said never had the need to try the electric hot water till today. The gas works really well and never had hot water with just that switch turned on. Always use the switch inside that fires the gas. Maybe an issue there.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:59 PM   #17
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Switch inside fire the propane and has nothing to do with heater when you're heating the water Ruth electricity.... I seldom use the propane for the WH unless I'm boondocking and have no electricity.... I save my propane for other things - running frig as I traveling down the road, furnace, etc.

When I plug in at a CG, I turn the switch on the water heater to the on position and forget about it until I'm ready to leave and then I turn the switch off.... It's just part of the routine I go through when setting up at a CG....
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:00 PM   #18
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:07 PM   #19
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Pretty basic question here......So I just realized that we have never hooked up to the "city water" connection before as we have been boon docking it for the 10 months we have owned our Berk. So camping in a real campground tonight with wifey asleep next to me and not wanting to disturb her by turning on a light and checking the manual, I am wondering when hooking up to the city water connection do I turn the water pump on too? When hooked up does it dump to tank or does it run direct to coach? Is there a diverted valve I need to turn or anything I need to do? What's the procedure guys? This campsite living is pretty fancy. We are used to racetracks, parking lots and being in the middle of nowhere.....lol!
No. the city water connection should provide all the pressure you need.

Here is a diagram that explains how it all goes together.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:28 PM   #20
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It's really a simple issue - hook up the end of the water hose that has the water pressure regulator attached to it to the CG faucet.... Then, hook the other end to the city water connection in the water management bay of the Berk.... I suggest you purchase a 90 degree hose fitting to use inside the compartment to keep the hose from kinking. (Bring the water hose into the water management bay through the opening in the floor of the compartment).... Then turn on the faucet... No water pump is needed as long as you're hooked up to city water....

Then go around to the water heater and flip the power switch to the on position.... No need to use the WH switch on the inside control panel...
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