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Old 07-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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toggle switch

just bought a 2010 cherokee 30 f and it has a toggle switch that i dont know what its for. it lights up red when you turn it on . but it isnt labeled. its in the kitchen beside the tank monitor control.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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It could be for the water pump...can you hear anything when you switch it on?

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Old 07-15-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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the water pump switch is on the system monitor. maybe its a water heater switch but seems like it would be labeled! the owners manual is no help because they make 1 manual that covers all their trailers and it doesnt show it. Thought about calling a dealer. i will find out eventually as we begin to use trailer but when you turn it on it is red and i thought well it must be important.thanks for the input , this my first trailer. I guess Ill be an old grisseled veteran before too long .
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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It could be the switch for the water heater. Some WH's use propane OR 110v. Have your WH full, don't use the WH switch on the control panel (it's for propane mode), then flip the switch in question. Wait for half hour and check at a faucet for hot water. I had this switch on a 2000 model trailer and since your's is a used 2010 the label could have fallen off or been removed for whatever reason. CAUTION - my water is hotter using 110v than propane but at least saving cost of propane while plugged in to 110v. And make sure you DON"T use both at the same time. One heater element will burn out the other...so I have been told.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:13 PM   #5
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How about the water, grey and black tank heater? I have a 2012 V-Cross 276
and that is were it is.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:59 PM   #6
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...And make sure you DON"T use both at the same time. One heater element will burn out the other...so I have been told.
Think you were told wrong. Have always used both at the same time on all trailers and never had a wh problem. They are two independent systems. Running both will give you a much faster recovery.

BUT, you must have water in the tank BEFORE using the electrical portion of the wh.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:01 PM   #7
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And make sure you DON"T use both at the same time. One heater element will burn out the other...so I have been told.
Not true.
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