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Old 11-06-2014, 04:46 PM   #41
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yes, use the blue cold water tap more Sorry... couldn't pass it up
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:35 PM   #42
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A lot of people use both electric and propane for a faster recovery to temp then the propane will drop out automatically and the electric side will then stay on until the temp drops and then they will both kick in again, good for taking showers with a 6 gal tank.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:28 PM   #43
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Mine does. I never turn the outside switch off except when I am hooked to shore power and drain the water heater.
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...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.
Yes, after 30+years, I did it last fall, drained the tank, flushed it and when we got to FL, wondered why the electric side didn't work and then the light came on, hey Dummy you didn't turn the 110 off when you cleaned the tank. SO, replaced the element and both hi limit switches to 140 degree ones and like the higher temperature water. Takes less hot water for everything.
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Mine does. I never turn the outside switch off except when I am hooked to shore power and drain the water heater.
X'S 2, That is exactly what I also do.
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I never turn the outside switch off except when I am hooked to shore power and drain the water heater.
I don't trust myself, and turn the outside switch off every time as we are breaking camp and then drain the HW heater.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:09 AM   #47
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I don't trust myself, and turn the outside switch off every time as we are breaking camp and then drain the HW heater.

You drain the HW everytime you break camp? I only drain once a year, when I winterize it for the season. At that time you can be sure I triple check that the switch is turned off.




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You drain the HW everytime you break camp? I only drain once a year, when I winterize it for the season. At that time you can be sure I triple check that the switch is turned off.

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You drain the HW everytime you break camp?
Might be the water we tend to get at campgrounds, but I find it has a bit of an odor if left in the HW tank for long. If are just moving to another camp or back out in a few days then no but otherwise, yes every time.
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Might be the water we tend to get at campgrounds, but I find it has a bit of an odor if left in the HW tank for long. If are just moving to another camp or back out in a few days then no but otherwise, yes every time.
Can't hurt to drain it, plus keeps you from hauling around an extra average 40 lbs of weight (if you have a six gallon tank).

I am assuming you dump it with the sewer, or do the parks allow it to be drained on the ground? I stay at one park that would probably ticket you, if you drained it on the ground.
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