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Old 05-14-2016, 06:23 PM   #1
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Water heater question

Does my water heater only draw out of the fresh water tank? I am new to this but when tank was empty and we were only hooked to garden hose we didnt have any hot water.
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:30 PM   #2
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You should have (2) City water and FW Tank! Youroo!!
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:31 PM   #3
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The water heater inlet is connected to the cold water line in the RV. If you are using the FW tank and water pump, that line is being fed by the water tank. If you are connected to city water the cold water line is being fed by city water. The city water connection and the fresh water tank fill are separate on most TT. Some larger units have one connection and an internal valve to decide where the water goes. Be sure to fill the WH before turning it on.
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Not your unit but it may be similar.



I must switch the valves depending on what I want to do/use.
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I believe the wh fills itself
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:44 PM   #6
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:11 PM   #7
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Sorry more questions .........

Have you used the trailer this year (dewinterized) ?

How were you trying to heat the water propane or electric..........
If electric and tank empty you may have burnt the element.

Sorry for basic questions are you plugged into shore power??

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Old 05-14-2016, 07:16 PM   #8
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I believe the wh fills itself
It does require some human intervention.

Valves must be switched or the connection it's self in some cases.

WH pressure relief valve must be opened to vent all the air to avoid burning up the element.
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Propane

Already dewinterized

Shore power yes.
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Old 05-14-2016, 09:26 PM   #10
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When you dewinterized fif you turn the water heater bypass valves back? Not to contradict Ford, but the owners manual and when I troubleshot a leaking relief valve in my previous htt, said to not bleed the air out. There isn't any expansion tank, so the airgap in the top of the tank is used for expansion.
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