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Old 04-25-2016, 04:27 PM   #11
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My 2015 Sabre has the inside propane switch and the electric switch outside on the water heater. My question is that I have turned the electric switch on and then forget about it. It is always on. Any problem doing this?
There shouldn't be a problem as long as:

1) there is water in the WH or else you'll fry your heating element
2) you are plugged into shore power or else you'll drain your battery pretty quickly.
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:29 PM   #12
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Next time you have a 20 mins or so, open all the covers access doors etc and record the manufacturer, model and serial number on all your appliances WH, Fridge, AC, water pump etc. Keep a copy in the RV and one at home. They are invaluable when you need parts or advise. A build sheet is provided to the dealer by FR on every unit with that info, but unless you ask, the dealer usually does not pass it along.
I usually do. I'm one of those people that reads all the component manuals as soon as I get them and then play with everything so I know where it is and how to work it BEFORE I take it anywhere. Helps out if something breaks while using it too. The only reason I don't know what's in our next one is I don't have it yet. I looked at one almost like it on the lot before ordering, but I didn't think to look at it that closely.
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:31 PM   #13
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My 2015 Sabre has the inside propane switch and the electric switch outside on the water heater. My question is that I have turned the electric switch on and then forget about it. It is always on. Any problem doing this?
My current setup is the same. What I started doing is using the breaker as on/off for the electric water and just leaving the outside switch on. Since I'm the only one throwing breakers, it's not an issue.
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:14 PM   #14
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My 2015 Wildcat Maxx has a switch for lighting the propane on the main switch panel inside the trailer. There is a small and well hidden switch behind the hot water heater cover outside the trailer.
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:51 PM   #15
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My 2015 Wildcat Maxx has a switch for lighting the propane on the main switch panel inside the trailer. There is a small and well hidden switch behind the hot water heater cover outside the trailer.
Same with my '15 Wildcat eXtraLite.
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There shouldn't be a problem as long as:

1) there is water in the WH or else you'll fry your heating element
2) you are plugged into shore power or else you'll drain your battery pretty quickly.
If the battery drains pretty quickly it won't be from an AC 120volt water heater heating element.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:28 PM   #17
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If you aren't hooked up to shore water or don't run your hot water once in a while, your heater will cause the water to evaporate and you heater will burn up.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:41 PM   #18
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I also have a 2016 Wildcat Maxx TT - Inside switch is propane, outside switch on the heater is 110 electric.
Thank you! I was poking around the online manual and found more information also.

I certainly appreciate all of the responses!

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Old 04-25-2016, 11:06 PM   #19
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2014 Wildcat Max, propane switch on the main panel inside and electric switch outside in the water heater panel.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:56 AM   #20
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We have two one inside for propane and the one outside, which I turn on when I get to a location and then turn off before I leave.
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