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Old 04-23-2016, 11:26 PM   #11
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Yep I see that now. Looks like a trip to Home Depot is in my future to get a new element.............


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Old 04-23-2016, 11:29 PM   #12
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Make sure you get the one for 120v and not 240v.
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:38 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=arich4387;1174286]Yep I see that now. Looks like a trip to Home Depot is in my future to get a new element.............

Did you find the switch? It's really hard to see. Took me a minute to find it, but I also knew it was there. I can see why this is confusing for people; just to glance in there, you can't see it. Couldn't they find a better place for that switch?!?
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:41 AM   #14
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What's up with that Suburban of yours? Sounds pretty tricked out. I didn't know you could get one like that with the Allison tranny. (I did know you could get the diesel.)
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:25 AM   #15
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Yep I see that now. Looks like a trip to Home Depot is in my future to get a new element.............
Only if you turned ON the electric heating element switch with no water in the tank (and you were connected to a form a 120 AC power)

If a no on either, then you wouldn't have burned out the electric element. Just turning on the propane/dsi switch with no water in the tank will not burn out the electric heating element. You must energize the electric heating element itself to burn it out and it's on it's own switch.

Also, in the second pic you posted of the rubber cover over the ECO hi-limit/thermostats, you need to push both round parts that say reset. The left one is for the electric heating element and the right one is for the dsi/propane side.

If you dry-fired the water tank with the propane, it's likely that it heated the tank up quickly..and what happens then is the ECO (Emergency Cut Off) portion of both sides tripped even though it was only the propane side making the heat (they are both connected to the tank wall and affected by temperature). You need to reset both sides to make sure because if the left hand one is still tripped, the electric heating element cannot come on.

This is what is behind that cover. The left side controls the electric element and the right side controls the propane/dsi.

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Old 04-24-2016, 07:14 PM   #16
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What's up with that Suburban of yours? Sounds pretty tricked out. I didn't know you could get one like that with the Allison tranny. (I did know you could get the diesel.)

I bought this Suburban last March and sent it down to Eric at Duraburb in Florida to convert it from the 6.0 gas to the 6.6 Duramax with the Allison. It took them 2-3 weeks to do. Got it back in June of last summer and love the thing. Chevy has not put a diesel in a suburban since 1999 with the gutless 6.5L. Big mistake on their part. Lots of power so I had to go find a bigger trailer. Here are a couple pics.

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Looks gas only. Light on while attempting ignition. Goes out when started.
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I bought this Suburban last March and sent it down to Eric at Duraburb in Florida to convert it from the 6.0 gas to the 6.6 Duramax with the Allison. It took them 2-3 weeks to do. Got it back in June of last summer and love the thing. Chevy has not put a diesel in a suburban since 1999 with the gutless 6.5L. Big mistake on their part. Lots of power so I had to go find a bigger trailer. Here are a couple pics.

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Just a thought. I am a visual guy so here is a pic I obtain from another knowledgeable camper on this forum. Good luck, as I had many questions too.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-28-2016, 12:30 AM   #20
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Wow can't imagine what that costs to do?


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Let's just say it wasn't cheap.


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