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Old 06-12-2014, 10:14 AM   #11
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Technically it could be called a "hot water heater"... The heater is usually set to maintain a certain temp and will call for gas or electric when that temp falls below. If it's set to 140deg and calls for heat when it drops to 120deg then it's still technicall "hot".

There's your argument for your buddy!

unless, of course, if you have a tankless water heater... Then its just a water heater
Another good take on it, thanks !

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Old 06-12-2014, 12:30 PM   #12
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Forgot to add one more friendly reminder. If you are going to use the electric heating element side, you must ALWAYS make sure the water heater is full of water or you will burn up the element.

If you turn on the electric element (or forget it is on), and there is no water in the heater.....then you will toast it.

You need to do something to remind yourself the electric switch is on, especially if you have the Suburban brand water heater, that the element is turned on with the black switch on the front of the heater itself. Many a camper forgets about the element being on, and may drain the heater. As soon as they hook up to shore power again (or are already connected)......pop goes the element.
Good idea, thanks a lot !

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Old 06-12-2014, 12:36 PM   #13
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...Many a camper forgets about the element being on, and may drain the heater. As soon as they hook up to shore power again (or are already connected)......pop goes the element.
How well I know and found out.
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