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Old 02-18-2010, 01:15 PM   #11
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Kirk, that switch works the propane side of your water heater. Open the valves to your gas tanks, cut the switch to on, and you should be good to go. The red reset lite will cut on as the heater tries to light automatically, then turn off after the water heater burner lights.

The electric element is operated by a switch on the outside of the unit. Make sure you have water in the heater before operating either, but especially the electric element.....a dry tank will fry that puppy in a heart beat.

As far as starting a new post, click on what category you want to post under from the main page, then under that category there should be a button on the upper left for "New Threads". Click that and start filling in the blanks.
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if you click the topic of general discussion. at the top of all the thread names there is a tab that says "new thread" it looks like a feather and peice of paper are besid those words. to start a new thread just click that tab..

i am pretty new at this camper stuff and the switch you pointed out is your water heater switch. if it is in the up position it means you are running on electricity. in the down (labeled on) position it means you intend to run on gas.. there is another switch in your control access pannel (on the outside of your camper). you have to openthat pannell and toggle a switch in there also.. however i am not sure why. there was a thread some time ago about water heaters that has pictures here is the url Water Heater Question ...

like i said i read it awhile back and that is all i remember..


i hope this helps you
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:01 PM   #13
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i am pretty new at this camper stuff and the switch you pointed out is your water heater switch. if it is in the up position it means you are running on electricity. in the down (labeled on) position it means you intend to run on gas.. there is another switch in your control access pannel (on the outside of your camper). you have to openthat pannell and toggle a switch in there also.. however i am not sure why. there was a thread some time ago about water heaters that has pictures here is the url Water Heater Question ...

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BENTE, if your water heater is like mine, I don't think the inside switch has anything to do with electric element....it only works the gas burner. The outside toggle switch only works the 120v electric. You can actually have both the electric element and propane burner on at the same time if you want quicker water heater recovery. Each switch is independent of the other.
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good to know thanks!!

but i don't think i will need them both at the same time..
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Sorry, didn't read the second page. mtnguy has already answered your question better than I could.
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That switch is for the gas portion of the water heater. A lot of the rvs have gas/electric water heaters. If you have no electric hookup you use the lp to heat the water. Some people also use both the gas and electric to get a quicker recovery on the water heater.
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Thanks for all the info, ya'll are great!!! Looking forward to learning more about my camper, there's alot to absorb, thankfully there's a place to help with that.

Thanks again, Kirk
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reset light

That light just shows that the water heater is turned on.
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