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Old 09-21-2015, 11:33 AM   #1
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Very little hot water?

Have been camping 2 times in our new 2015 Cherokee Grey Wolf 23bd, we have "pee" warm water ,have been using only electric, should we use the propane to run it on? It is a 6gal. water heater. Any suggestions would be great!!!!!!
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:45 AM   #2
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Your water heater bypass valve is in the bypass position and the hot water valve is in the on position. Turn off the bypass valve and everything will work fine.

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Hot water recovery rates are lower with electric (and you can't tell when its up to temp as easily as when the gas shuts off) so the time from initial fill to full hot will be longer.

Also check your winterizing valves at the back of the WH - you should have been shown where these are during the walkthrough. All trailers shipped to locations where where winters go below freezing are shipped winterized (they can't tell how long its going to sit on a dealer's lot). In winterize position, the oval handle on the bypass valve (the one that runs between the hot and cold) is in-line with the pipe (and the hot and cold on the individual lines closer to the WH are perpendicular). In operating position they should all be 90 degrees from that. Leaving the bypass in winterize mode is a common issue causing lukewarm (or variable temp) water for newbies with new trailers.
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Your water heater bypass valve is in the bypass position and the hot water valve is in the on position. Turn off the bypass valve and everything will work fine.

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I agree.

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