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Old 12-21-2012, 03:32 AM   #1
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Help with hot water pilot.

I have a 2002 rockwood ultra lite travel trailer. Can any one help with lighting the hot water pilot? And does my camper have an electric hot water heater?
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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I have a 2002 rockwood ultra lite travel trailer. Can any one help with lighting the hot water pilot? And does my camper have an electric hot water heater?
I would think that your unit has a standing pilot that has to be lite each time. On some units you will see a switch for water heater that will turn on the electrical on your panel inside. Atleast that is the way my older Rockwood was set up. If you look into the water heater access area and see a gas regulator it will be just the same as a hot water heater in your home (if gas) you will need to turn it to pilot and push the button down while you lite it at the pilot hood, then after 10 or 20 seconds turn the valve to the on position. I would warn you not to be looking inside when you turn it to on, mine use to have a little blow back that could burn you.......
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:49 AM   #3
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If you have a manual lighting hot water heater, you don't have an electric element.

If you would have a DSI lit heater, then the possibility would be there.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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Thank you, is my furnace pilot lit the same way?
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:37 AM   #5
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The furnace should work like a furnace would at home. Assuming you have power and gas, just turn the thermostat to the desired temp , make sure switch is on heat and it should work. If it fails after 3 times, something is wrong
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:24 AM   #6
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You haven't stated the brand(s) of your water heater and furnace, but if they are Surburban, you can get owner's manuals from them. If you have Atwood, do a Google search for them.

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