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Old 10-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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2008 Rockwood 2306 Water Heater

We took our used (brand new to us) 2008 Rockwood 2306 out this past weekend for the first time. It was a learning experienece, but we loved every minute of it. We figured most things out, but we could not get our water heater to work with the electricity provided from the campsite. It did work very well with propane, but the reset light remained on and it never would heat with electricity alone. Any ideas? Do we even have an electric option?
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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On the outside access panel for the water heater, there's a small on/off rocker switch. It's hard to see if you don't know to look for it. It's probably in the off position.

Also, the switch inside is the igniter for the propane. It doesn't have to be on for electric only use, but it won't hurt anything either...as far as I know, you can run them both at the same time with no problem.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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Here is how my Surveyor works. (Don't know if the Rockwood and Surveyor work the same). The switch inside the coach has a switch with a reset light. This is for propane only. The electric switch is inside the hot water heater enclosure outside. If you only have one switch inside, I have to believe that is the propane and the electric switch is outside in the heater enclosure. Why FR can't bring the electric switch inside is a bummer.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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Thanks forthe help. We do not have outside panel access, but we can get to our water heater from under the front bed mattress which is very inconvienent to do each time you want to use it. I will get under there though and look for that on/off electric switch.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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You're positive there's no outside panel? They almost always have a about a 2 x 2 foot door on the outside where the overflow valve is and vent for the propane heat. Something similar to this...



And the inside should look something like this...

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You're positive there's no outside panel? They almost always have a about a 2 x 2 foot door on the outside where the overflow valve is and vent for the propane heat.
The exhaust from the burner needs to go someplace, even if it's smaller.
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The hot water heater tank maybe under the bed, but there has to be an access panel outside for venting, removal of drain plug/anode, and in this case to turn the AC on. Wish it was daylight so I could take a picture and attach it but it's dark here in Michigan.
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The hot water heater tank maybe under the bed, but there has to be an access panel outside for venting, removal of drain plug/anode, and in this case to turn the AC on. Wish it was daylight so I could take a picture and attach it but it's dark here in Michigan.
I added some pics to my post, so that may help. Wherever the tank is located under the bed...look on the outside wall closest to that.
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Pics didn't post. Can you try again?
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They're in post #5. Just generic to give an idea, not specific to that trailer. Did they not show up in that post? I may have them set to "private" or something by default...I can see them.
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