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Old 10-31-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
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First trip in new Catalina and have a dumb question

When I pulled in and hooked everything up I had hot water in just a few minutes. It's been 10 years since my last TT and I thought I remember having to flip some switch to get the hot water heater to work. There is a switch marked HTR right next to my pump switch on the little panel that tells battery charge and all that stuff. I didn't turn that switch on or anything. Is this switch just for when I'm running the hot water heater on gas. I know this is probably a dumb question but I don't remember it being quite this easy.
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Old 10-31-2015, 08:13 PM   #2
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If the switch for the electric element, that's located on the HW heater itself, is on, then as soon as you plug in your 110VAC, it will start heating. Sounds like you're lucky that the HWH had water in it, or it would have fried the heating element. Maybe the dealer left it on from your PDI??
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Old 10-31-2015, 08:29 PM   #3
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That's what I was thinking but wasn't sure. Is the switch on the inside wall just for when I'm running it on propane?
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Old 10-31-2015, 08:59 PM   #4
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Yes, only when you want to run the WH on gas.
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When I pulled in and hooked everything up I had hot water in just a few minutes. It's been 10 years since my last TT and I thought I remember having to flip some switch to get the hot water heater to work. There is a switch marked HTR right next to my pump switch on the little panel that tells battery charge and all that stuff. I didn't turn that switch on or anything. Is this switch just for when I'm running the hot water heater on gas. I know this is probably a dumb question but I don't remember it being quite this easy.
There are no dumb questions......although there may be dumb answers.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:54 AM   #7
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You would think that FR would install the water heater the same way on all units. Point being I have two switches in my control center one says water heater propane and one says water heater electric. I also if I want to use the electric have to go into the back of the water heater and flip the electric switch to the on position. This would solve a lot of owner from burning out there electric elements. FR just a thought.
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Not just owners.
After two years of ownership decided to use the electric on a whim, water never did get hot, so imagine I took delivery with a fried element!
It's going to be a real pain to switch out.
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Not just owners.
After two years of ownership decided to use the electric on a whim, water never did get hot, so imagine I took delivery with a fried element!
It's going to be a real pain to switch out.
Not a pain and typically only takes about 15 minutes or less to swap out the element. Of course the water heater needs to be drained.
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Not a pain and typically only takes about 15 minutes or less to swap out the element. Of course the water heater needs to be drained.
Mine is located directly behind the gas pipe.
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Mine also! Still easy to remove! Youroo!! ^^^^^^
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