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Old 07-30-2018, 02:32 PM   #1
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My 2016 FR3 28DS has a gas and electric water heater. Can I use both the gas and electric at the same time?
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:37 PM   #2
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:23 PM   #3
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You'll get faster recovery if you use both, at the same time.
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When we get to our site we use both to get the water hot. Once the gas side shuts down we leave the electric side on to keep the water hot.
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When we get to our site we use both to get the water hot. Once the gas side shuts down we leave the electric side on to keep the water hot.
Same here.
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Yes, you can use both. However, when I'm traveling in the Summer and use my generator to run the rooftop AC, I turn off the electric. It seems that when I have the water heater electric on with the generator running, and I have the AC running, sometimes it pops the breaker on the generator. Once I get to the campground, I turn the electric back on.
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Interesting. I thought the water heater worked off one or the other. Obviously, I was incorrect. How do you turn the electric water heating on/off?
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Interesting. I thought the water heater worked off one or the other. Obviously, I was incorrect. How do you turn the electric water heating on/off?
That's true for many/most refrigerators but not water heaters. IF your heater is made by Suburban, there is a little black switch outside behind the WH door and on the lower left corner of the face of the WH. IF your heater is made by Atwood, you MAY have the electric element switch on your control panel - possibly near your water pump switch.
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I turn it off at the circuit breaker box. Mine is located under the bed in the master bedroom
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