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Old 06-01-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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Heater question

Just got a new PUP and I have a heater question. How does it work? Does water need to be in holding tank, will it work when connected to water at a campsite? I set up in drive way for the weekend and I know it works- the water was very hot. I just want to know, technically, how it works.

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Old 06-01-2011, 01:44 PM   #2
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It the water heater is set up like a conventional camper, it will work whether using a city hook-up or pumping out of on-board fresh water tank.

Make sure you have the water heater full by opening the hot water valve to a faucet. Do this while hooked up to city water or pumping from the fresh water tank.


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Old 06-01-2011, 02:10 PM   #3
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YES, you definitely must have a water supply going to the WH, either the fresh tank via your onboard 12v pump, OR hooked up to a garden hose pressurizing the whole system. Like mtnguy said, be sure you have water at the hot faucet BEFORE firing up the WH, either on gas or electric. That tells you that your tank is full, so you don't burn up the element. Randy
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