Originally Posted by rafcar
I just need to find out which of the breakers is the one for the water heater. So I guess this means that if the water heater breaker and outside switch are on, the water heater element will automatically come on when we hook up to shore power, correct?
In a word-- yep!
The electric heater switch outside in the water heater access door
is often hidden behind a pipe so look carefully if you don't see it right
off. On a brand new unit there may be a safety wire or clip in the switch
that you will have to remove in order to turn the switch on.
We hope the circuit breaker inside your fuse box/power center
for the water heater is labeled!!
You do need to remember to switch off the electric heater when you are
not using the trailer. Any time the water pump is off and you are not on
city water, the water heater electric and gas should be OFF.
This is just one of the reasons we use check lists for what to bring
and what to check when we are leaving.
I once tried to move my trailer with a leveling jack down.
It bends the heck out of the jack when you do that!
I've seen folks drive off with the TV antenna up.
Make up your own check list and print copies and use it every time.