Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-14-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Hot Water Heater SOLVED

Hi! We are still newbies. We have the Silverback 35QB4 Fifth Wheel. So far loving it, but this morning we woke up to no hot water. Does anyone know if 1) does this has an on/off switch to the hot water heater, and if so how can we turn it back on, and 2) Is it heated by the propane or electricity? We did notice our first propane tank was used up, so we switched over to the second. 3) Is there a pilot light on the hot water heater? Basically we need to know how to get hot water. The cold shower was unpleasant this morning, although it did wake us up!

Thank you in advance!

luciwest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sellersburg, In
Posts: 16
My fifth wheel had a off/on for propane on the control panel with all the other switches and an electrical off/on switch outside under the cover to the hot water heater

carlcaudill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
Site Team - Lou
Herk7769's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 19,828
If your propane ran out you can not just turn on the propane and expect the water heater to fire up.

1) You must turn off the hot water heater. The water heater only tries to relight 3 times before it "locks out" and won't work any more. Turning it off will reset the startup counter.

2) Make sure your stove top burners work. They must all 3 light bright and blue to be sure you have a good source of propane.

3) If you are one shore power electric as well (water heater switch "on" outside or inside), then the gas may not light if the water is hot. Sounds like NOT your problem.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Outside picture of Water Heater.jpg
Views:	149
Size:	48.5 KB
ID:	20698   Click image for larger version

Name:	Rocker Switch.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	42.0 KB
ID:	20699  
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Suburban Water Heater Repair and Operation.pdf (3.60 MB, 168 views)

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
Herk7769 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 66
Herk, thanks for the picture. I see the pin through the elec on/off button. I have a 2011 CC with the Suburbon wh with the elec swith. There is a pin laying in the bottom of the rack that I wondered what it fit. Now I know and understand the reasoning. My other trailers before never had that as I knew? Great now to know.
glendodom is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57 PM.