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Old 10-13-2018, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hot water tank

Hello all. First time rv owner here. Doing winterization I drained the hot water tank. My question is there seems to still be some water in the bottom. (Stuck my finger in the hole and felt water) is this ok/normal? If not how do I get it out? Also please refresh my memory as it was a lot to take in when we did the walk through...the on/off switch on the outside of the tank. To turn electric on and off to heat the water? Thank you for your time.
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:50 PM   #2
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Switch to turn off heating element. You could try blowing the air out. I don't worry about it on mine. If I blow it out with the valves in the normal use position, most of the water is gone and the lines to the valves are clear so they don't freeze.
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Leave the plug/anode rod out and it will evaporate in a couple of days.

Or, if you are hooked up you could raise the RV on the opposite side to tilt it so that the water will run out.
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The little bit of water in the tank won't be a problem as it has plenty of space to expand.

Apparently you have a Suburban water heater if you have a switch in the outside behind the access door. You can either turn it off or turn the breaker in the power panel off.
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It's been in the off position since we got it. Used it last weekend and had hot water? That's why I thought maybe it was to use electric to heat the water instead of propane?
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To remove remaining of water you can use small wet vac with attachment or stick a long rag into it and other end dangling out and let it wick out overnight.
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Thank you guys for the responses.
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It's been in the off position since we got it. Used it last weekend and had hot water? That's why I thought maybe it was to use electric to heat the water instead of propane?
In order to use electric on the water heater, you have to turn the outside switch, which is kinda like a breaker or main on/off in a way, to heat water with electric.

There should be two switches inside for the water heater...one for LP...the other to turn the electric to the water heater on and off.

And, you can use both at the same time to heat the water quicker than one by itself.
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In order to use electric on the water heater, you have to turn the outside switch, which is kinda like a breaker or main on/off in a way, to heat water with electric.

There should be two switches inside for the water heater...one for LP...the other to turn the electric to the water heater on and off.

And, you can use both at the same time to heat the water quicker than one by itself.
Not all have a switch inside for the WH> my 02 wildcat does not.
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Not all have a switch inside for the WH> my 02 wildcat does not.
Yep, most FR products have Suburban water heaters that have the electric side rocker switch outside, on the WH itself.
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