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Old 03-29-2016, 02:50 PM   #11
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there is one on the inside but it has a kotter pin though it so it cant be turned on with out removing it, so both switches have to be on for the water heater to work on ele? an also thank you for yalls info an responcess!!


When speaking of water heater switches, the terms 'inside' and 'outside' refer to inside and outside the RV. Surely the one with the cotter pin is outside the trailer.
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you mean interior, or the switch in the heater itself?
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thanks to all but i think boondocking's explaination helps me out
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:06 PM   #14
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you mean interior, or the switch in the heater itself?


Do you have TWO switches with cotter pins?
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nope, just the one inside the heater itself
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One thing you need to be sure of is that the water heater is full BEFORE you flip the switch's.

Check the valves, should be located inside, likely behind a panel of some type.



On the outside of the water heater flip the pressure relief valve so water can run out of it, as soon as there is a good stream of water flip the valve closed.

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These switches confused me also. My first camper was gas only hot water heater. When I go out this year I'll have to refresh my memory of how to get thing to run on electric.
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yea thats how my tt's were gas only, so this ele stuff is all new!
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Turn the outside switch on and you have electric heat. Turn the inside on and you have gas heat. If you use lots of hot water you could turn them both on and your hot water recovery time is much faster.
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Make sure you have water in the tank before you turn on the outside switch otherwise you will burn out the element.


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