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Old 10-21-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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FR3 Water Heater - Electric Switch???

Does anyone know where the Hot Water Heater Electric Switch is located?
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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Mine is on the water heater itself, accessible via the outside panel. It's just a little black toggle switch. Make sure your water heater is full before turning it on otherwise you'll burn out the element.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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Perhaps.

Outside panel, on the tank, may or may not have some tape over it.
Small black rocker switch.

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Old 10-21-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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Does anyone know where the Hot Water Heater Electric Switch is located?
If you have a Suburban water heater, this may help:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ore-36197.html
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #5
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I removed the outside over and there is no ON/OFF switch in there.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #6
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look on the very bottom of the panel outside. kneel down and look .... I missed it the first few times also
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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Mine is gas only. FR30DS
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:42 PM   #8
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FR3 Hot Water Heater

I Have the same Model 30DS, Unreal this day an age they would not put an electric option on these things. Disappointing.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #9
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I thought I'd use mine all the time but to be honest I haven't used it yet. May be due to the fact I'd have to turn it on and off from outside but the propane has served me well and heats the water fast and until now it's been my only option so I'm used to it.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:39 PM   #10
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I had a hot rod installed in the water heater. The water gets hot while it's plugged in.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #11
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I received an e-mail from Mike Hums with Forest River. He is 1 of the mfg. rep. that handle the FR3. At this point there is no switch over to electric switch on the water heater. He did say that they will be adding this feature in a few weeks. I realize it doesn't help those FR3's on the road now, but, at least they're listening.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #12
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Not really sure why you need the electric option? RV's hardly use any propane anyway and the electric in the Monaco really didn't get "Propane hot" anyway. I do a lot of dry camping so it's a non issue but it's odd for me to need to fill the propane tank more than 2 times per year. I'm fine with gas only for the water heater.........although the heated tanks were kind of a useless feature for me being in Southern California.
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I had a hot rod installed in the water heater. The water gets hot while it's plugged in.
From the Suburban (SW10) water heater manual. Your call.
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It was the suggestion of the RV dealer because I wanted electric hot water and installed by them . If a problem arises they will need to take care of the issue. Thanks for the info.
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