Originally Posted by wdw0528
This is likely the first of many posts from me as I learn my way around the rig we just bought....a used 2013 Forest River Flagstaff 8528 fifth wheel.
Using a checklist I found here
I did a good inspection (I hope).
Everything worked as expected except the water heater....it heated with propane but not with AC power. The previous owner said he "thought" that it was not AC capable but there is a switch behind the outside cover and I turned it to the on position and the gas off but no luck. Any ideas on where to start troubleshooting would be appreciated....or is it possible that it does not have AC option?
Thanks in advance for any input!
We have that same year and model. It DOES have both propane AND electric capability for the water heater. There are two switches, one behind the outside water heater door and it seems you have found that one. The second switch is the 15A circuit breaker in the electrical panel just to the right as you enter the trailer. Reset the breaker by moving the handle OFF, then back ON. If you still aren't heating water on electric, then indeed you may have a damaged electrical element as another poster described. The water heater MUST be filled with water prior to turning on the electrical switches.