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Old 10-07-2016, 01:52 PM   #31
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Before you turn WH on elec tug on the relief valve. It should spit water indicating there really is water to heat. No water = burnt anode.
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Before you turn WH on elec tug on the relief valve. It should spit water indicating there really is water to heat. No water = burnt anode.
Not burnt anode... burnt electric element.
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:58 PM   #33
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As a corporation owner I say 24hr call back max. We will see how he is In the long run
Unfortunately you're dealing with the RV industry.

Comparing it to other industries, like the Auto industry, will just continue to frustrate you.

Also, the selling dealer bears the responsibility of first level customer support.
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Old 10-07-2016, 02:02 PM   #34
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Before you turn WH on elec tug on the relief valve. It should spit water indicating there really is water to heat. No water = burnt anode.

Yes I got that

So the water heater switch inside is only if I am using propane????


And if I am hooked up some where flip electric switch on under the exterior water heater cover and it will stay good the whole trip
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If you have the Suburban brand heater, this detailed FAQ thread (link below) may help in understanding the operation of. Also read the post about the winterizing valves. We keep this FAQ, cause as you stated, many dealers/PDI's fail to explain this properly.

Suburban's electric switch and much more
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:38 PM   #36
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Hi Ozziedodge67,
First of all your going to be fine!!! I may be repeating here what others have said but here goes.
Your fridge. Set to AUTO - that will be 120 volts electric & save propane.
(Watch it for a minute to make sure it stays on AUTO). Will require 24 hours to get the fridge cold the first time you use it.
Hot Water Heater - run on electric (switch outside in access panel).
How to tell if Hot Water Tank is full? open any tap & if water comes out the tank is full.
Those hoses up front - low point drains - only needed to store/winterize
trailer. Or to drain tanks should you wish to.
You may want a water filter (install on hose from city water)
Cheapest - Buy in RV Section of Walmart. Check the other products while you're there. You may need to extend your sewer hose. That's the place to look for one. DON'T buy the cheapest sewer hose or a year from now you'll
be back for a better one. That's Experience Talking!
Get yourself a small electric heater. Don't buy the cheapest. Buy one that will maintain a certain temperature. Why? The furnace runs on propane & you have to fill that. While the campgrounds supply you with electricity. Also the furnace in our trailer is quite noisy when it comes &
wakes my wife. So the heater will keep the furnace from running. Really
good for those cool overnights.
As for anything else. Just ask & don't be afraid if you think it's a dumb
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How to tell if Hot Water Tank is full? open any tap & if water comes out the tank is full.
This isn't necessarily true in all cases, and if the crossover valve is still in the winterization mode, you will get water from the hot tap, but it's not coming from the hot water tank.

I'd hate to lead a newbie down this road, without them fully understanding how the winterization crossover/bypass valves work first.

As from the previous link:

"Probably the easiest way to verify there is water actually in the water heater, is to briefly flip up the lever on the temperature/pressure relief valve at the top of the water heater (pic below). If water comes out here, then the heater should be full of water. Just turning on the hot water faucets inside the RV, cannot be a trusted way to verify. If you have your water heater bypass valves still in the winterization mode, then the cold water line is actually merged into the hot water line, and you will get water out of the hot water faucets.......but it's not coming from the water heater, which would be bypassed and dry inside....and since it's dry, you'll burn out your electric heating element if you turn the switch on."
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So the air conditioner I can use electric

The heat is propane only?
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So the air conditioner I can use electric

The heat is propane only?
Besides the water heater link, these are a couple of good reads by Mark Polk that I always suggest to new RV'ers as to help explain the electric systems.

Basic RV Electricity - RV Information (RV Maintenance)

RV Converters and Amp Draw - RV Information (RV Maintenance)

Also our FAQ subforum section has many threads on more common questions that may help you too as you learn. Reading is definitely your friend, and feel free to ask anything you have questions on.
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