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!
It takes a little while for the electric heating element to heat up the water, more so than on propane.
Make sure there is water inside the water heater. Do this by opening the pressure relief valve near the top of the water heater. Make sure the propane side is off.
Now make sure you are hooked to 120/110 volt shore power
Flip the black switch to the on position that is on the face of the water heater. You turn it on by pressing "in" on the word ON.
Suburban's electric switch and much more
If no hot water after 30 minutes, let's check the obvious. Make sure the breaker for the water heater is turned on inside the RV's electrical panel. Now find how to access the backside of the water heater to see if the water heater is even plugged in (common occurence, it's not). Also make sure the outlet is hot that the water heater plugs into. You may have to open a false panel, remove a drawer, or other to access the backside of the water heater.
If all of that is good let us know and we'll go to the next set of steps.