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Old 06-09-2019, 04:53 PM   #1
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Using Geo Pro G19FD first time

Hey gang,

Taking my 2019 Geo Pro G19FD out next week for its first trip since buying it new from the dealer. Heading to West Glacier National Park in Montana! Very excited!! But I have a couple questions...

My last trailer was a pop up that did not have a hot water heater so I have no experience with this..

My trailer has been 'dewinterized' from the dealer when I took possession, I did make sure the water heater bypass valve was closed and the cold/hot valves were open.

So... The park I'm going to has full hookups so I dont plan on filling my fresh water tank, so my question is when I connect to CITY WATER and turn it on (yes, I also have a pressure regulator) will the city water connection automatically fill my water heater tank? Or do I have to turn on the water pump for a few mins to fill the lines and hot water tank?

(I thought water pump was only to be used when drawing water from fresh water tank when not connected to city water)

I know I need to run the taps for a minute or so to bleed the lines of air. I also plan on using electric instead of propane on this trip to heat the water so I know I have to switch on the power switch hidden in the tank access panel.

Any help, tips and advice would be greatly appreciated!! Just looking forward to a nice hot shower in the morning!

Thanks everyone.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:41 PM   #2
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You are correct about the 12v water pump. It draws from the fresh water tank. You shouldnít have to use your water pump on this trip-at the full hook up camp ground.

Yes, once you are connected to campground water, run all of your hot water faucets to get the air out. This may include an outside shower.

I too have a electric/propane hot water heater and take it one step further by slightly lifting the handle of the pressure relief valve to verify that the hot water tank is full. THIS IS ONLY DONE TO A COLD WATER HEATER. Itís just how I do it, doesnít mean itís right.

As you may have read or heard, that electric heating element inside the water heater will burn out super fast if the WH isnít full.

Have a great trip.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:07 PM   #3
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You are correct about the 12v water pump. It draws from the fresh water tank. You shouldnít have to use your water pump on this trip-at the full hook up camp ground.

Yes, once you are connected to campground water, run all of your hot water faucets to get the air out. This may include an outside shower.

I too have a electric/propane hot water heater and take it one step further by slightly lifting the handle of the pressure relief valve to verify that the hot water tank is full. THIS IS ONLY DONE TO A COLD WATER HEATER. Itís just how I do it, doesnít mean itís right.

As you may have read or heard, that electric heating element inside the water heater will burn out super fast if the WH isnít full.

Have a great trip.
Thanks DirtySpokes,

I've seen vids where they flick the pressure valve just to make sure water comes out... I think I'll make that part of my routine.

Also I do have an outdoor shower faucet so I'll be sure to make sure water is coming out of that also. Once all the taps have good water flow and confirmed I have water in the tank, the last thing I'll need to do is flick the ON switch for the heater and enjoy! Thanks for your advice.
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Thanks DirtySpokes,

I've seen vids where they flick the pressure valve just to make sure water comes out... I think I'll make that part of my routine.

Also I do have an outdoor shower faucet so I'll be sure to make sure water is coming out of that also. Once all the taps have good water flow and confirmed I have water in the tank, the last thing I'll need to do is flick the ON switch for the heater and enjoy! Thanks for your advice.


Sounds like you are set. I failed to mention that my TT has two switches that operate the electric HW heating element. One is the switch you mentioned on the heater itself. I also have a control switch inside the trailer on the control panel.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:05 PM   #5
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You will have 3 switches for your water heater tank. When on electric the switch on the water heater and the inside electric need to be turned one. When on gas the indoor gas switch is turned on.

You can turn on both electric and gas for faster hot water recovery if you choose.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:52 PM   #6
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The outside shower - after bleeding air out of the line you must turn off the hot and cold water at the knobs, not just the push button on the shower head. Otherwise you will mix cold water with hot water throughout the camper.

Never turn on the water pump when hooked up to a "city water" source.

Hopefully your camper came with a spare tire. If not, get one. And get a bottle jack hefty enough to lift one side of the trailer.

Make sure tires are filled to the appropriate level (I believe the GeoPro comes with load range "C" tires with max cold air pressure at 50psi) Consider upgrading to load range "D" at some point with max cold air pressure at 65psi.

Also, consider one of these, either portable or hard wired: https://parts.unitedrv.com/products/...crEaAubv8P8HAQ

Have fun on your camping trip!
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Check check and check

Thanks everyone for your help and advice!

Yup. 3 switches (x2 electric and x1 propane). Saw a vid where the outside shower faucets MUST be TURNED OFF in order to get proper hot water circulation so that I was aware of.

Also, the Geopro will be getting upgraded tires at the end of the season and checking PSI is always checked before any road trip.

Amazon just delivered my Power Guard surge protector yesterday... All I need is a fridge full of cold 'bevies' and a campfire.

Thanks again everyone!!
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