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Old 11-05-2017, 10:43 PM   #1
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I️ have a Rockwood 2780WS. Iíve looked high and low to find the water heater size and canít find it. Anyone know the size? We took our trailer out this weekend for the first trip and with the electric and gas switches on for the water heater each one of us ran out of hot water. I️ have always turned the shower head off while soaping up and I️ even ran out.
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It's either 6 or 10 gallon
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It's either 6 or 10 gallon


Chances are i have a 6 and even that sucked.
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There was a thread about the water heater issue about a month ago. I think it turned out to be a bad valve allowing cold water to infiltrate the system before the hot water. You should be able to get a shower out of 6 gallons, we did.
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...and with the electric and gas switches on for the water heater each one of us ran out of hot water. I️ have always turned the shower head off while soaping up and I️ even ran out.
Make sure the middle bypass valve is closed. I had a similar problem. See this thread.
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Make sure the middle bypass valve is closed. I had a similar problem. See this thread.


Thank you. I checked that thread from your recommendation so Iíll definitely check it on my trailer in a couple weeks before our next outing.
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There was a thread about the water heater issue about a month ago. I think it turned out to be a bad valve allowing cold water to infiltrate the system before the hot water. You should be able to get a shower out of 6 gallons, we did.


Thanks. Iíll be checking that.
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You need to learn to take Navy showers. Get wet, turn it off, soap up, rinse down. Can't take a 5 min shower like at home.
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You need to learn to take Navy showers. Get wet, turn it off, soap up, rinse down. Can't take a 5 min shower like at home.


All due respect sir this is my 7th rv in 15 years and my 3rd FR And never once have i ever ran out of hot water. Thereís obviously something wrong in this unit. Furthermore i do turn off the head while soaping up like i said in my OP. Thanks for the feedback.
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All due respect sir this is my 7th rv in 15 years and my 3rd FR And never once have i ever ran out of hot water. There’s obviously something wrong in this unit. Furthermore i do turn off the head while soaping up like i said in my OP. Thanks for the feedback.
Sorry. You sounded like a newbie, as you didn't mention prior experience.

If you have a Suburban, the size is part of the model number: SW6DE, SW10DE, SW12DE, SW16DE. The number is the gallons. If you have an L at the end, then it has a switch inside the TT to turn it on with 110VAC, in addition to the normal outside switch.

Atwood appears to be similar, e.g., G6A-7 and GC6AA-8 are 6 gal, G10-2 and GC10-A2 are 10 gal.
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