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Old 09-18-2014, 08:13 AM   #31
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If I have the electric switch turned on at the water heater while I'm hooked up to shore power, is it OK for me to shut off the gas switch inside?
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If I have the electric switch turned on at the water heater while I'm hooked up to shore power, is it OK for me to shut off the gas switch inside?
Yes, they are independent of each other and can be used separately or together. Using both together gives you faster recovery.
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Yes, they are independent of each other and can be used separately or together. Using both together gives you faster recovery.
Thanks. I take it the propane won't kick on unless it has to. Would have been nice if they went over this stuff in our orientation! Had no idea. Thank god for this forum and YouTube.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:22 AM   #34
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If I have the electric switch turned on at the water heater while I'm hooked up to shore power, is it OK for me to shut off the gas switch inside?

Yep, that's the beauty of having an electric option. Use the campground's electricity that you don't pay for to heat it instead of your propane that you do pay for.




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so does the outside switch stay on when using propane?
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so does the outside switch stay on when using propane?
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The WH on our new TT seems to heat the water noticeably hotter on electric than gas. Never noticed this on any other we've had.

Is there an adjustment for this?
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so does the outside switch stay on when using propane?

Up to you:

Inside on only: propane only
Outside on only: electric only
Inside and outside on: both used so fastest water heating.



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The WH on our new TT seems to heat the water noticeably hotter on electric than gas. Never noticed this on any other we've had.

Is there an adjustment for this?

yes, use the blue cold water tap more Sorry... couldn't pass it up
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so does the outside switch stay on when using propane?
If you are hooked up to a form of 120 volt shore power, and JUST want to run the heater off of propane, then you must turn off the outside switch to the electric heating element.

If you are not hooked up to a form of 120 volt shore power, then the electric heating element won't work anyway....so it won't matter if the outside switch is turned off or on. However, this can be a bad habit to get into, as you may forget the switch is on, and drain the water heater. With no water in the heater, and the electric switch in the on position, then the next time you do hook up to shore power......poof, you will burn up the electric heating element. For this reason, it's a good idea to turn off the outside switch, even if you are not hooked up to shore power.
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