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Old 07-13-2021, 02:10 PM   #1
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Me and my wife are new to the camping world we bought an 2021 Osark1680BSK from Gander Mountain this spring. We have had it out a couple of times and really enjoy it. I know it's gonna sound dumb but I have yet to figure out how to work the hot water heater on it. I was wondering if anyone might have some advise or some education on it? I have actually contacted Forest River but never gotten a response.
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You didn't mention the year of your rig and if you purchased it from an individual or a dealer.
Usually the water heater has a switch on the wall to turn it on and some have a separate switch to operate it on propane. A little more information will help and you might want to pose in the travel trailer/Ozarka forum.
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Thank you Reverse I fixed the couple things in the post. How do I get to the Ozark Forum? Sorry I'm new to posting on forums also lol.
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Thank you Reverse I fixed the couple things in the post. How do I get to the Ozark Forum? Sorry I'm new to posting on forums also lol.
There is no Ozark sub-forum. As far as I know, the Ozark line is a twin to another established FR brand. I think you are only the 3rd Ozark owner on the Forum.
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Me and my wife are new to the camping world we bought an 2021 Osark1680BSK from Gander Mountain this spring. We have had it out a couple of times and really enjoy it. I know it's gonna sound dumb but I have yet to figure out how to work the hot water heater on it. I was wondering if anyone might have some advise or some education on it? I have actually contacted Forest River but never gotten a response.
There are only a few type water heaters used across all the forest river brands. We have some actual tutorials on them. Do you happen to know the make/model of yours. If not a picture will tell us what we need to know to get you fixed right up.

Here's one on the suburban tank type if that's what you have.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ad.php?t=36197
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Also this thread may help. We get a lot of new RV owners that don't understand the bypass valves if they cannot get hot water

Check out the link there about no hot water.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...d.php?t=157524
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model SW6D I have photos that I took also. The biggest confusion that I have is being able to fill the tank correctly then heat it then get it out to the hot water taps. Also another questions do I need to keep it on the whole time I'm camping. I know these are silly questions but I'm trying to learn.lol
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model SW6D I have photos that I took also. The biggest confusion that I have is being able to fill the tank correctly then heat it then get it out to the hot water taps. Also another questions do I need to keep it on the whole time I'm camping. I know these are silly questions but I'm trying to learn.lol
Ok the link I provided about the suburban water heaters above will apply to your. You won't have the electric heating element as yours is propane only if that is the correct model number you provided. Juat read that link and ignore the stuff about the electric heating element.

All the DSI will apply to you.

Also read the link about the bypass valves
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Thank you so much That is exactly what I was needing! thank you thank you thank you
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