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Old 02-26-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Hot water tank on with No Water

Camped last weekend drained the water before leaving camp. Drove a 1.5 hours before finding the water tank still on with no water. Gas was on to head in the _____!!!
So what problems should I look forward too.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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On gas power or on electric power?

If electric, the elements are fried and will need to be replaced.

If gas. I don't know.....
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:40 PM   #3
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Hopefully nothing too major. Hope you did not use electric before filling with water. Also hope you let it cool before filling with water. The heater (gas) would have heated the empty air space, sensed it was hot and shut off. As air is sort of an insulator, it may not have cycled very much during the 1.5 hrs. You "should" be OK.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:47 PM   #4
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heater

Most fires are caused while driving with propane on. fill er up ; fire er up and see what you have.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #5
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Elec you just toasted your element

Gas- nothing you will be fine!
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:21 PM   #6
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If you drained the water while in camp and the power was on , ya the element is toast. If only the gas was found on while on the road, not big problem. Remember, there is no electricity while on the road.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:50 PM   #7
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Yes electric and gas was on going to order some parts . Thanks everyone!!!
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:55 PM   #8
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we have a check list for leaving posted next to the radio in our Roo.
covers everything including the electric WH switch and the red toggle for the propane side of the WH.
never leave a campground without going through the list.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:43 PM   #9
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To late this time but if you only turn the electric on the water heater 30 minutes before you need hot water and then turn it off when you are through using hot water that wouldn't ever happen. That is what we do and if I didn't I would forget and leave it on. Good Luck
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:52 PM   #10
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Check list great idea !! First trailer learning the hard way!!
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