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Old 07-06-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Water Heater on SV264

I just got a used SV264 2010. I have read the manual but am not real clear - does the water heater in electric mode have to be turned on someplace or is it on as long as the breaker is on?

And there is a rubber coverd pad under the access cover outside that says "Reset" and has two buttons (apparently). What is that for?

If I intend to use the water heater only in propane mode, can i just flip the breaker to OFF and leave it?
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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If you have a dual heat water heater you run one or both heating methods.

There is probably a small rocker switch outside in the outside water heater hatch. It might be hiding behind a pipe or something so look carefully.
It's out there with the burner somewhere.
It might have a safety pin in it. Remove the pin and turn the electric heater on.
There is also probably a circuit breaker inside the trailer that feeds the electric element.
It also needs to be on for electric hot water.
As I said you can run one or both types of heat independent of each other as long
as you are sure the hot water tank is full of water.

I shut my electric hot water heater off using the circuit breaker inside my trailer all
the time.

The rubber pad covers some over temp reset buttons. You don't normally have to mess
with them.

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Old 07-06-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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I have 2011 SV264. There is a switch in bottom left hand side of water heater depatment. Mine is kind of hidden behind some tubing.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:09 AM   #4
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Make sure there is water in the heater BEFORE for turn on any heating process. Make sure the heater bypass is not bypassing the heater.
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Nice to know veteran RVers

Thanks for all that. It is amazing how helpful this forum is. I wonder if forums are why the manuals leave so much out nowadays? I could not find all this in the manual.

Thanks.
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most manufacturers only supply a generic manual.
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You'll normally find better information in each specific appliance owner
manual. The Trailer manual is very generic.

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