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Old 09-01-2010, 05:12 PM   #11
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I wondered this also. I tried it our first time out and the gas was still burning also. So I assumed that the LP must be closed for that to work on electric only. Is that correct?

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Old 09-01-2010, 05:29 PM   #12
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I tried it our first time out and the gas was still burning also. So I assumed that the LP must be closed for that to work on electric only. Is that correct?

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You only need to shut off the water heater switch (usually red and lighted) located in the control center between the water pump and tank heater switches. That controls the propane heater portion only.

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Old 09-01-2010, 05:45 PM   #13
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The gas system and the electric system are both completely independent of each other. You can run both at the same time, for quicker recovery(6 gallon tank X how many people?) If the gas is on, you merely have a lighted rocker switch for gas operation, (which will cycle on and off, as temperature requires). For electrical side, switch outside under the access door cover must be on, as well as the circuit breaker on the converter. Hope this helps! Randy
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:04 PM   #14
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has anyone came up with a mod to install a switch inside to operate the electrical side of the water heater. Would sure beat going outside to turn off and on. Also the latch for the WH cover would receive less wear.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:34 PM   #15
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has anyone came up with a mod to install a switch inside to operate the electrical side of the water heater. Would sure beat going outside to turn off and on. Also the latch for the WH cover would receive less wear.
It's on my to-do list. Will take pictures, but not sure exactly when I will get it done.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:43 PM   #16
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has anyone came up with a mod to install a switch inside to operate the electrical side of the water heater. Would sure beat going outside to turn off and on. Also the latch for the WH cover would receive less wear.
You can turn the breaker on insude thw water heater and use the 15 amp circuit breaker to turn ON and OFF.
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thanks appreciate the tip.

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Old 08-04-2011, 09:19 AM   #18
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Any problem with leaving the electric element on all the time while camping? Assume it is AC only?
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #19
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I installed a combo switch/neon light below the sink on my 2012 2608SS to control the WH, ran 3 conductor romex from the sw/light to the breaker box and made the connections to the breaker and WH there. Works great, the light is on when the heater is on, never have to go to the water heater to turn it on.

Also added an additional 15A GFI circuit to the same location, there is only one 15A GFI circuit to the entire trailer. We sometimes have a coffee pot, toaster and fry pan going and were having occasional nuisance trips.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:28 PM   #20
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You can leave the switch on while camping the heater will just cycle on and off keeping the water hot. Just be sure to remember to turn it off when leaving the campground or if you don't and plug in with no water next time you will burn the element out....
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