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Old 10-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #61
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Has anyone wired a switch inside your RV for the electric waterheater? Our gas switch is on the control panel indoors but the electric switch is outside. Any thoughts?
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I've been considering doing this.
1. Find circuit breaker for electric hot water heater. (turn off LOL)
2. Run hot wire from CB to new switch (120 volt, 15 amp) on control panel.
3. From the new switch use the return wire in the romex (3 wire and ground 14 guage) back to the circuit breaker and attach to wire to the hot water heater. or you can run back to the hot water heater itself.

This is the basic circuit to add a switch inside for electric hot mater heater. All you are doing is adding a single pole switch to turn on and off. If you have a switch with a light you will use the white wire (neutral) back to the electric panel and common neutral buss.

Here are a couple of threads about adding an inside electric hot water heater switch.
NOT Georgetown specific, but looks like a fairly easy DIY???

http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f203/anyone-move-there-hot-water-tank-switch-47571.html

http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f68/water-heater-switch-with-power-on-light-9008.html
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#55 sliding mattress

If your mattress slides get some of that carpet nonskid rubber stuff. You can get a big piece for a large size rug. They sell it in Walmart by the rugs.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #63
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If your mattress slides get some of that carpet nonskid rubber stuff. You can get a big piece for a large size rug. They sell it in Walmart by the rugs.
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I used it to line the bottom of my tool chest, works great.
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Chris Brock, I'd love to learn more about your antenna setup, how did you work a ground plane in? How did you do your coax?
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Has anyone wired a switch inside your RV for the electric waterheater? Our gas switch is on the control panel indoors but the electric switch is outside. Any thoughts?
I installed an interior switch for the hot water heater on my 2010 Georgetown 373. It was fairly easy to do since the water heater is located in the basement area directly below the kitchen. The water heater has a small electric box attached to it which provides a place to connect a remote switch using #14 Romex wire. At the kitchen end, I installed a new electrical box next to an existing outlet for the switch. Use a 20 amp switch, not the more common 15 amp light switch. The switch I installed is not lighted, but it is easy to tell if the water heater is on or off by the switch position. The original outside switch on the hot water hot water heater is left in the on position all the time.

I don't know why the factory did not wire an interior switch for the water heater (probably to save money...). It is necessary to be able to easily turn off the water heater electric element when managing the load at a 30 amp campsite, or if you don't need it when running the generator.

Disconnect power before starting any work. If you are not sure how to do this job, get assistance from someone knowledgeable on the subject. Be sure to secure the Romex using wire ties, and use electrical tape to keep the wire nuts from coming off due to vehicle vibration. Total project cost was about $25.
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