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Old 07-01-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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Hot water all the time

We have hot water even when we don't have the hot water heater turned on. We have a 2014 XLR toy hauler 40 ft). And I mean hot!
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:57 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:58 PM   #3
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Are both electric and propane switches turned off? Yes WH is really hot by design to give you longer lasting hot water before it goes cold.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:33 PM   #4
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Hot water all the time

We didn't ever have the hot water heater on
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:39 PM   #5
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The water in my tank will stay hot for a few hours, Seaside, OR. to Medford, OR. water was still hot enough to be uncomfortable.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:47 PM   #6
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We didn't ever have the hot water heater on
We don't either, we don't even have a hot water heater, but we do have a water heater tho'.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:51 PM   #7
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Which switch do you have off the one inside the unit or the one on the water heater behind the outside cover. If you are on electric and the switch is on that is found inside the water heater outside cover in the lower left hand corner you will get hot water. this is the switch that controls the electric heat element. The switch inside the unit controls the gas side of the water heater. when you are boon docking or also want to heat the water faster while showers are being taken. If you do not want hot water then both switches need to be in the off position. If they are in the off position then one of the switches is bad.
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Which switch do you have off the one inside the unit or the one on the water heater behind the outside cover. If you are on electric and the switch is on that is found inside the water heater outside cover in the lower left hand corner you will get hot water. this is the switch that controls the electric heat element. The switch inside the unit controls the gas side of the water heater. when you are boon docking or also want to heat the water faster while showers are being taken. If you do not want hot water then both switches need to be in the off position. If they are in the off position then one of the switches is bad.
X2 on what Rich has pointed out. It's highly likely you have the electric heating element switch turned on unbeknownst to you.....if you have a Suburban brand water heater.

Here is a FAQ on it, and where to find the electric switch. You will want to make sure it is off, before draining the water, or you will burn up the electric element if ever connected to a form of 120 volt shore power. It's all explained in the link below:

Suburban's electric switch and much more
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:27 AM   #9
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X3....the electric heater must be turned on, otherwise how could it possibly happen...only one way that water can get hot..there has to be a switch on that you are not aware of.
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look here:

If yours does not have a pin (most do not); it is a great visual that it is OFF.
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