Originally Posted by gtreible
We've been on 5 outings now thinking that the propane automajically swiches to electric once we're on ground power! Duhhh! .....snip.....
breaker panel has a dedicated 15A breaker for the "electric" heater - which I can presumably use as an on/off switch without having to open the outside access panel.
OK we get it you are a bit peeved but you have the exact same setup that
the majority of dual heat water heaters have.
It's not a conspiracy by your dealer or your manufacturer to make your
It's cheaper and as was pointed out- if you have to go outside and open
the WH access panel you at least should pause and ask yourself "is there
water in here" before you flip the switch.
I'm puzzled how you had 5 outings and still thought it automatically
switched from propane to electric? Mine makes enough noise on propane
I can hear the burner light and hear it while it's burning.
And if your breaker is only controlling the WH electric heater yes you can
use it for an inside on/off switch.
I've been doing that for 8 years over 2 trailers.
Oh, yeah- confession- add me to the "burned out my electric element" club!
Got it right in Feb when we went south for a couple weeks of fun in the sun.
Got it wrong when we went out for our 1st summer trip. ( I plugged us into the power post, connected the water, leveled the trailer, went inside
to flip on the WH breaker
breaker is already ON! Still had air in the
WH tank and no more electric hot water.....)
Here is a link to the cheapest place to purchase a new element when you
burn yours out. Cheapest price for electric element
This may be found in our FAQ water heater area.
You learned something here! Enjoy your new rig!!