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Old 09-19-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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Water heater off

On my 2014 3050s it seems the water heater is either gas or electric. Where's off?


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Old 09-19-2014, 06:19 PM   #2
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Well not knowing what wh you have everything else would be a guess.

If you have a suburban wh the electric switch is outside behind the cover in the lower left corner of wh.
It's hidden so look close.
Propane side switch should be inside in your control panel.

why weren't you shown these things when you bought it?

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Old 09-19-2014, 06:41 PM   #3
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...why weren't you shown these things when you bought it?TURBS
Kind of a mute point at this time. How could the OP know why the dealer didn't do show him?
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:48 PM   #4
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I was not shown either, I just figured it out the hard way…..
Inside the coach you have a switch, pretty simple, water heater..on or off. When you turn it on it will try to ignite via LP. The LP sensor on the floor level must be on, LP on, LP available....etc.....if it cannot ignite after several minutes it will turn red (on my unit) and then you can reset it and it will eventually ignite and heat the water using LP.
If you want to use electric, you have to open the cover on the outside of the unit, and set the switch to on, Now it will use electric....and a lot of it. I always set it to on when I am parked and plugged into a 50 amp service.
If both the AC units are on, and the water heater is on, a hair dryer will blow the 50 amp circuit. Simple.....turn the water heater off until the hair is done....

hope this helps.....enjoy.....
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:50 PM   #5
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Precessly and not the point. I have a rocker switch on my control panel. Up is electric down is both. No middle.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:50 PM   #6
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If you have the Suburban brand water heater, this FAQ may help:

Suburban's electric switch and much more

Most all water heaters are propane, and then some also have an electric heating element.

The switch on your control panel is most likely just for the DSI/propane, as explained above in the link.

Don't feel bad, this is actually one of the most misunderstood parts on the RV, and missed a lot during the explanation process when purchasing an RV.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:53 PM   #7
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Thanks. A bit dated but helpful.
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Precessly and not the point. I have a rocker switch on my control panel. Up is electric down is both. No middle.
What kind of wh is it? Never heard of one that was elec or both and no choice between them.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:55 PM   #9
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Obviously I need to provide more data. I need to do my research.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:05 PM   #10
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Obviously I need to provide more data. I need to do my research.
Posting a picture of the switch's here might help.
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