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Old 03-08-2015, 10:54 AM   #1
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Another 233S question. HWH!

Another thing the technician told me during my walk through was that if I run the ac and lp at the same time for the HWH, the ac heating element would get damaged.....
I know that if you run the ac with the tank empty you will fry it, but does the heat from the lp somehow affect the element as well?
And does the ac have a thermostat built in and shut off at a certain temp? Or does it just heat up to a pre-determined temp and stay on?
Thanks in advance for the help!!
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:56 AM   #2
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You can run both LP and electric at same time and no damage will occur. I have been doing for 4 years. Each system has it's own thermostat. Which water heater do you have: Suberban or Atwood and model number if you have?
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You can run both LP and electric at same time and no damage will occur. I have been doing for 4 years. Each system has it's own thermostat.
Thanks Fonzie. That's what I thought. None of that info is in the owners manual.
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I run both on my Roo. I installed a switch so I can control the electric from inside.

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Yep, run both as well - always have when there's shore power available.
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Just make sure the WH is full of water, before turning on the AC side.
Otherwise you'll burn out the heating element.
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Since we, like most folks, arrive at our first campsite of the season in the late afternoon/evening, we light off the WH on LP. We then use the hot water for dinner prep and cleanup. After that, you can be sure the WH is full, then you turn on the AC.
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I am quite new to all of this and am totally in the fog with regard to all of the abbreviations for systems, components and tow packages. What is "ac" referred to in this conversation? And, is there a place where I can learn what all of these acronyms mean?
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I am quite new to all of this and am totally in the fog with regard to all of the abbreviations for systems, components and tow packages. What is "ac" referred to in this conversation? And, is there a place where I can learn what all of these acronyms mean?
AC = alternating current - i.e., 120V from shore power.

Have a read here about the HWH (hot water heater):

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acronyms

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...yms-50510.html
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