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Old 06-25-2014, 07:14 AM   #11
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Those heaters are pretty well insulated and should hold the heat. If your that worried about running up your bill, why don't you wire a switch inside so you don't need to do all that running around in the morning to get hot water, or just use the propane side they really do hold temp quite well. Just a suggestion to you to make things easier on yourself.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:00 AM   #12
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You guys all missed one important question, on I can think of especially since my BIL's is a wildwood:

Do you have a hot water tank or on-demand hot water?

My BIL's wildwood is on-demand, and it only heats on gas.

My Flagstaff is a hot water tank and can heat using both gas or electric.

We occasionally debate the pros and cons of each. I can save my propane and heat using the cg's electric, but he's ensured to never runout of hot water (unless he runs out of propane.)




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Old 06-25-2014, 09:11 AM   #13
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Well I picked the TT up from storage Monday to get it ready for this weekend and checked the WH, it is on demand only..... Thanks for the information


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Old 06-25-2014, 09:46 AM   #14
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You guys all missed one important question, on I can think of especially since my BIL's is a wildwood:

Do you have a hot water tank or on-demand hot water?

My BIL's wildwood is on-demand, and it only heats on gas.

My Flagstaff is a hot water tank and can heat using both gas or electric.

We occasionally debate the pros and cons of each. I can save my propane and heat using the cg's electric, but he's ensured to never runout of hot water (unless he runs out of propane.)




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DOHHHH, well that would have been nice to know from the get go of this thread.......lol. There's times we are geniuses other times we some dummies.


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Old 06-25-2014, 09:50 AM   #15
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DOHHHH, well that would have been nice to know from the get go of this thread.......lol. There's times we are geniuses other times we some dummies.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:00 AM   #16
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This was a very helpful thread.

When we picked up our Sunseeker 2300, the guy showed us that the electric switch outside was taped to the off position. He blew past it saying "just leave this off and use LP". We were overwhelmed with everything else so I didn't think much of it. Now, we would like to use electric when connected to shore power and save my LP whenever it makes sense. Not sure why he would of said this unless he fears people burning up the elements. (?)

If we want to use electric for the water heater, should I turn the water pump on and then go outside and switch to electric to avoid burning up the element? I imagine turning it off immediately after we no longer need it is the safe thing to do?

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You don't have to use the pump to use the electric water heater. It will work with city water or the pump. You need to run enough water through your hot water to be sure the water heater tank is full of water, not air.

While it may not be 100% proper, I use my breaker inside to turn the water heater on and off. Rarely touch the switch outside except if the trailer is going to the dealer. Then I turn it off.

No reason to be turning it on and off. That's not the design of the system. It is very well insulated.
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Thanks...

So simply running the hot side of the sink ensures the hot water tank is full, and at no risk? Awesome. Unplugging from shore power at the CG causes the electric side to not engage. Therefore no need to turn off outside.

Odd, the hesitation from dealers to explain (or my dealer). And taping to off position only causes confusion for the buyer (me).

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...So simply running the hot side of the sink ensures the hot water tank is full, and at no risk? Awesome....
NO, if the wh bypass is turned to the winterize position, the tank will NOT be full. The ONLY way to insure the wh tank is full is to open the pressure relief valve is open and water is coming out of it.
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So simply running the hot side of the sink ensures the hot water tank is full, and at no risk?
NO!

If the valves are in winter bypass the tank can still be empty and you will get water out of the hot water tap!

ALWAYS check by opening the pressure relief valve momentarily. WATER and not air should come out. Stand back because that water may be hot if you have been running on propane.

You can leave the AC switch on (once you have water in it) because the AC thermostat will turn the element on and off as needed to maintain temperature.
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