Originally Posted by OldCoot
Maybe it's an age/memory problem, but I want to make sure the water heater is full before turning on the electrical side. Didn't one time and fried the element. I now carry a spare element, but I'd rather carry it than have to use it due to not checking the wh tank is full. Don't know how you do it with a remote.
OC, it's no different than anyone with an Atwood or even the Suburban water heaters where both have an inside switch for the electric element.
Nor is there really a difference for those who have made other mods with Suburbans to have inside electric element switches. Same can be said for those who control the element via the circuit breaker.
All aforementioned scenarios usually bypass the inconvenience of stepping outside to either flip the switch and/or the pressure relief valve.
It's the owners responsibility to know if there is water in the tank...and their fault if there isn't. Remote or manual doesn't change that in the least.
I guess you can ask Turbs if he has problems, since his Suburban came factory with both inside switches.
It's all about personal convenience, and what level of risk an owner wants to take of burning up an element is his own preference. This is just another members showing of an optional and easy way to do this.