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Old 05-21-2015, 02:45 PM   #51
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I think they put the wrong unit in yours. The sw6d wasn't even an option. Our 2015 came with the gas electric as standard equipment.
I have just talked to a dealer who went out and checked the 2016 units have both, he also called the factory and they said all 2016 8289 WS have both electric and gas options. So FR blew it and installed the wrong W/H in your unit. Hope that helps you....MAKE THEM PUT THE RIGHT ONE IN> This was givin to me by Clem's RV with dealerships in Penn. and Virginia. Like I said wouldn't be the first time FR installed the wrong unit. By the way welcome to the forum and you bought a great unit mine is a 2012 and we have had only minor problems that are expected. Hope this helps you get it straightened out. Also get rid of the Trail Express tires as soon as possible mine lasted 6000 miles, then I went with Marathon ST. made by GY.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:51 PM   #52
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I looked at the brochure and you are correct. Only HWH offered were combo gas and electric. We're camping between Dubuque Iowa and Galena IL and on our way home tomorrow. I'll find out more next week. I have to say, we really like our 5er, and our truck. Thanks for all the help. gljurczyk
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Late to this conversation, we brought our 2015 same model home a couple of weeks ago.
The switch is HIDDEN behind the other parts of the water heater. Turn you head about 90 degrees, bend down and you will see it.
One of those "once you know where it is, easy to find" things, but until you know exactly where it is, you will never see it. LOL
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Mark, you are exactly correct. I went out with a flashlight and found it. So the big clue for me was the photo that showed the same electrical components. It just had to be and other than feeling foolish, I feel gratitude for all the help.

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Old 05-22-2015, 08:22 AM   #56
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Mark, you are exactly correct. I went out with a flashlight and found it. So the big clue for me was the photo that showed the same electrical components. It just had to be and other than feeling foolish, I feel gratitude for all the help.

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Don't feel foolish, now you know where it at and saved you from having the trailer tore up by the dealer....Safe travels to you
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:29 AM   #57
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Thanks for pointing that out. Can you elaborate on the water heater? I can hear the gas ignite, and there is a switch on the main panel, but I don't see any electric switch on the heater.
Look on the water heater for the electric "rocker switch". It's likely obscured by the valve and burner tube. It's black and may have a small cotter key which needs to be removed to turn the switch on. It is not labled except for the on/off position indicater. Make sure the tank is full before switching it on and switch it off before draining the tank.

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A few of the things we liked about the 16 was the addition of angled cabinets in the kitchen just to the left of the stairs, an exterior storage compartment that is behind the fireplace, the sofa is leather and the AC's are a new combined duct system that is supposed to be more effective.
Same with the 2015s.
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