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Old 07-30-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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What's that switch do?

Hello from Greencastle, PA. We have a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite Travel Trailer 8298SS that we bought new in 2008. Everything about the camper has been great, we love it, however, there is a switch and we have no idea what it's for. We remember the salesman told us what it did, but my wife and I can't remember to save our lives.

The switch is located directly below the hot water heater switch and beside the thermostat. It's not labeled, but when you turn it on, it glows red. There is nothing in the owners manual, we have tried to look it up on line with no success. If anyone could help we would appreciate it.

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Old 07-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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I don't know the answer, but I wanted to say Welcome! If you don't get an answer here, try down in the Rockwood forum. Someone will know!
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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Could it be for artic packs - heat pads to keep your fresh water tank from freezing?
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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Not sure but it sounds like its for the heated holding tanks
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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To wphillips3: Is this the Bill P from Long Beach, Ca.? martin73.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tip.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:58 PM   #7
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That makes since, but not sure. Thanks.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:01 PM   #8
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You're the second person to suggest that. That may be what it is, guess I could send a pic, that may make it easier to identify.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:20 PM   #9
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That switch is to operate your hot water tank on electric instead of using your gas. make sure your tank is full before you turn it on.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:53 PM   #10
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That switch is to operate your hot water tank on electric instead of using your gas. make sure your tank is full before you turn it on.
not necessarily true, most FR products have a Suburban WH, which has the electric switch on the WH itself, not inside the trailer.

all Rockwoods i've heard of, don't have a switch inside to turn the electric element on, in the WH, except for the breaker switch in the panel.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:40 PM   #11
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Where is your water pump switch? My heated tank switch(different trailer) does not have a red indicator lamp.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:41 PM   #12
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Okay, thanks. I'm going to try that next time out. That makes perfect since.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #13
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Oh, well back to the drawing board. Thanks. I will still give it a try when we are camping again. Thanks everyone.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #14
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Did you ever figure out what the switch was for? Curiosity is killing me......
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To W Phillips3 are you the w phillips that used to live in long beach,ca? martin73
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:37 AM   #16
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On my Sunseekr the switch turns off the water pump. There is one for the artic pack and another for the hot water heat both marked but a third which is not marked (water pump)
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:25 PM   #17
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Haven't gone camping again yet. We are going over Labor Day, so I'll see if it's the electric water heater switch. I'll let you know.
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