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Old 06-27-2014, 11:19 PM   #1
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When we did our PDI we were told the water heater worked on both gas and elec. We have run it on gas just fine but can't figure out how to run it on elec. Supposedly we can use both at the same time to get hot water faster. Anyone help with this? Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:28 PM   #2
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Go outside of your trailer and open the access panel to the water heater. Down low, on the left side as you face it, and hidden in behind some other hardware, is a little black electric switch. That's where you turn it on for electric operation.

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There should be a switch on the outside. Remove the panel and look on the left side and turn that on. The 12v switch should also be on.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. We'll check it out in the morning.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:43 PM   #5
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why didn't your PDI tech show you where the electric switch was, instead of just telling you that you have an electric side to the WH?

another example of a poor PDI when they don't show the customer such a basic and important feature of the RV.
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Don't forget to turn the electric switch off after you are done (at least that is what we do).


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Old 06-28-2014, 09:10 PM   #7
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why didn't your PDI tech show you where the electric switch was, instead of just telling you that you have an electric side to the WH?

another example of a poor PDI when they don't show the customer such a basic and important feature of the RV.
Well Put. While my tech was good and helpful, he was new and missed a lot of things. He did use a checklist, but he missed things that I needed to know like the manual over ride for slide out operation. As simple as that sounds, as a new owner I had no idea where it was until I figured it out myself.

I had no idea about that electric switch. I've read most of my manuals and probably over looked it.

Thanks for this information. Now I know about it!
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Well Put. While my tech was good and helpful, he was new and missed a lot of things. He did use a checklist, but he missed things that I needed to know like the manual over ride for slide out operation. As simple as that sounds, as a new owner I had no idea where it was until I figured it out myself.

I had no idea about that electric switch. I've read most of my manuals and probably over looked it.

Thanks for this information. Now I know about it!
Do not turn the power to the heater on without water in the tank.
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Do not turn the power to the heater on without water in the tank.
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I leave the switch on the outside in the "ON" position and operate it electrically from the inside control panel. If you're in a hurry to heat up the water, use both electric and gas. We run usually run it on electric and let the CG pay for the power.
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