Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-02-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Steeljag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central, Fl.
Posts: 1,107
26rls

Just FYI for new owners of the 26RLS and its twin (Rockwood 2604) the Water heater on / off rocker switch located in the bathroom is only for LP gas heat!

Once your plugged into electric at a campground.......just make sure the little black rocker switch located within your outside suburban water heater is in the on position and your good to go! The bathroom water heater switch should be turned off while using electric!!!

Trial and error......and help from this forum got me there!!!!
__________________

__________________
Steeljag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 12:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
backin15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 390
I discovered if you turn on either of those switches with no water in the heater bad things happen!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________

__________________
backin15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 08:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
tmmar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Island (Nassau County), NY
Posts: 4,258
Quote:
Originally Posted by steeljag View Post
Just FYI for new owners of the 26RLS and its twin (Rockwood 2604) the Water heater on / off rocker switch located in the bathroom is only for LP gas heat!

Once your plugged into electric at a campground.......just make sure the little black rocker switch located within your outside suburban water heater is in the on position and your good to go! The bathroom water heater switch should be turned off while using electric!!!

Trial and error......and help from this forum got me there!!!!
Why does the gas switch need to be turned off when using the electric?Others have said that both electric and gas can be on at the same time to speed up the recovery process and heat water faster. I have done this myself and found it to be helpful.
__________________
Tom and Margaret
2014 Berkshire 390bh-60

tmmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2010, 10:30 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Steeljag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central, Fl.
Posts: 1,107
Tmmar...I can't explain why! However, in my unit (2010 Flagstaff 26 RLS) it is not automatic like the refrigerator!
__________________
Steeljag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 08:04 AM   #5
Now a "Top Member"
 
EdJunior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Roman Forest, TX
Posts: 1,369
steeljag..you can have both on as mentioned by Tmmar. It does help with the heating of the water IF you are using a lot. For us, we are both morning showerers (is that a word??). So we pop the gas on to help keep the hot water flowing. We just turn it off again when we're done, or at the very least as part of our checklist when we break camp.
__________________
Ed and Sharon
2010 Wildcat 28RKBS
2011 Ford F-250 XLT, 6.7L PSD
Ride-Rite Airbags and Airlift wireless remote compressor...nice!

I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong!
EdJunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 09:00 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Steeljag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central, Fl.
Posts: 1,107
Guys ...I experimented with while on our maiden voyage and could not run both.

While plugged into shore power with gas line open ...the water heater will automatically go to gas to heat the water. If I close the gas line....the suburban water heater will cycle through attempting to ignite the burner and NOT switch to electric. I have to leave the gas off and turn off the water heater rocker switch located within my unit before the electric heats the water.

Not a problem really.......I'd like for some other Flagstaff / Rockwood owners to speak about there units design!!!
__________________
Steeljag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 08:32 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
Quote:
Originally Posted by steeljag View Post
Guys ...I experimented with while on our maiden voyage and could not run both.

While plugged into shore power with gas line open ...the water heater will automatically go to gas to heat the water. If I close the gas line....the suburban water heater will cycle through attempting to ignite the burner and NOT switch to electric. I have to leave the gas off and turn off the water heater rocker switch located within my unit before the electric heats the water.

Not a problem really.......I'd like for some other Flagstaff / Rockwood owners to speak about there units design!!!
How do you know that the electric is not heating your water heater when the gas is off ?? Your water heater is operating correctly if you shut the gas off and the burner still tries to ignite.....the red lite on the gas switch should be lit at this point. But on most RV water heaters, this is no automatic switch to convert over the 2 systems. You either have nothing on, 1 or the other on, or both on at the same time.

Can you give us a model number of your water heater??
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 10:54 AM   #8
Member
 
doctort44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 62
That's the way the water heater in our SP189 works... the gas and electric work independent of each other. We leave the electric switch on while we're camped and just turn on the gas burner when we're going to shower.

Also, we have a little orange clamp that we put on the water hose at the connection to the trailer when we hook up. Our rule is, don't disconnect or remove the clamp from the hose when unhooking unless the electric switch on the water heater is "OFF".
__________________

__________________
Terry and Joan and our empty nest
2008 Silverado Crew Cab 5.3liter 3.73
"The Cottage" (2010 Surveyor Sport 189)
doctort44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
flagstaff

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.