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Old 07-11-2016, 09:48 PM   #11
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We found that camping at higher elevations (between 8K & 10K) the water heater really struggled and the propane disappeared fast. That's when we switched to electric and we haven't gone back.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:53 PM   #12
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I have been adding a water heater switch to all out our campers.

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Old 07-17-2016, 11:20 AM   #13
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So what's the water heater switch on the inside panel? That's what I though I was using to turn the water heater on and off. But I may have only used propane.


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Old 07-17-2016, 11:55 AM   #14
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So what's the water heater switch on the inside panel? That's what I though I was using to turn the water heater on and off. But I may have only used propane.


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If you rig is like mine that switch puts power to the propane side of the water heater, If I want to use elect or both I have to go outside and turn on the switch at the water heater. look on your unit for a small switch inside the water heater compartment
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I have been adding a water heater switch to all out our campers.

that is a nice addition.
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:30 PM   #16
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So what's the water heater switch on the inside panel? That's what I though I was using to turn the water heater on and off. But I may have only used propane.


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Apparently your dealer failed to explain how the WH works, during your PDI.

All Roo/Shamrock hybrids have Suburban WHs.
The inside switch is propane only.

But you also have electric heat, which is accessed through the outside WH hatch. There's a black toggle switch in the WH.
NEVER turn it on until you're sure you have water in the WH.
Make sure you add it to your checklist.

What they are talking about is adding an inside switch for the electric side, so they don't have to go outside to turn it on or off.
You can use the WH breaker to do the same.
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:30 PM   #17
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You can use the WH breaker to do the same.
That's what we do as we always use electric for WH.
Part of the setup checklist.
- Water in the tank
- Bleed air out of the lines
- Flip the CB
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Apparently your dealer failed to explain how the WH works, during your PDI.

All Roo/Shamrock hybrids have Suburban WHs.
The inside switch is propane only.

But you also have electric heat, which is accessed through the outside WH hatch. There's a black toggle switch in the WH.
NEVER turn it on until you're sure you have water in the WH.
Make sure you add it to your checklist.

What they are talking about is adding an inside switch for the electric side, so they don't have to go outside to turn it on or off.
You can use the WH breaker to do the same.
On our 2017 23WS we have a switch on the main control panel for water heater electric. No need to add a switch. The switch on the heater itself is there, but secondary. Turn it on at the beginning of the season when you dewinterize and fill the heater, and leave it on. Then you can control it with the inside switch. Evidently they did not have that setup in 2014?
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:27 PM   #19
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On our 2017 23WS we have a switch on the main control panel for water heater electric. No need to add a switch. The switch on the heater itself is there, but secondary. Turn it on at the beginning of the season when you dewinterize and fill the heater, and leave it on. Then you can control it with the inside switch. Evidently they did not have that setup in 2014?
I bet that's new for 2017.
Is it a Suburban or Atwood WH?
I knew Atwoods had an inside electric switch but Suburban didn't unless they've made some changes.
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:26 PM   #20
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The biggest electrical problem I've had with our 183 is the outside outlet. We can't have a griddle plugged in there without popping the 15A breaker inside. Had it at the dealer while it was still under warranty and they claim it was fine. It's also on the same circuit as the outlet beside the stove as you come in. My only solution has been to run a drop cord from the power pedestal's 20 A outlet. I can then run the griddle, coffee maker, and toaster outside.
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