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Old 04-08-2018, 05:47 AM   #21
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I never understood why the don't wire an inside electric wh switch. I know it would add a little cost but it would be worth it. I've added an inside switch to our last two trailers.


Glad they donít. Forces me to manually check the relief valve to ensure itís full of water and not frying the heating element. Have not fried one in 7 years; two RVís.
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Old 04-08-2018, 06:32 AM   #22
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Yep never a big fan of an indoor switch for electric water heater. When I had a camper that had this feature I had someone go into the camper toa fetch an item. That person thought they needed some light and hit the hot water switch by mistake. Well took me a while to figure out why when camper plug in kept tripping circuit breaker fro trailer takes only a few seconds to burn up element. So I like the way the set up is now. Ever since that first time issues I now never use electric. Propane works just fine. Later RJD
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Old 04-08-2018, 06:55 AM   #23
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Have had both indoor and exterior switches for the electric HWH function on my RV's. Either works just fine and I've never found it a big deal either way. When on the road I simply leave the electric switch ON as we move from campground to campground. After all, it's full of water and only runs on 110V so no big deal.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:07 AM   #24
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I donít know if they still do this or not but the outside switch on my water heater had a small cotter pin through it to prevent the switch being thrown accidentally. If you turn on the electric switch and thereís no water in the tank the heating element is burned out in a matter of seconds. I prefer an outside switch.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:16 AM   #25
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We do the same, dewinterize, fill with water, turn on switch. Switch stays on until we drain the tank when we winterize. But we also use the trailer at lot through the summer. At most 3 weeks between trips, so the water hasnít sat for long periods either.
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:15 PM   #26
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When you've only got a 30 amp unit, it's nice to be able to kill the electric when you turn on the AC or space heater (and DW wants to run the microwave or something) and turn it back on if you know you won't be running the AC or space heater (or have turned them off) without having to go outside.

Certainly not a deal breaker, but I found it convenient enough to add the switch inside.
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:22 PM   #27
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The only time my outside electric hot water switch is on is when I've just filled the water lines and hot water heater with water...and when I'm parked at an RV site and knowing that the hot water tank is filled.

I always switch it off outside when I'm rolling or when I'm not using the trailer.

I like the inside switch as I can then actually turn the water heater on when needed and off when not needed from inside.

But if the outside switch is off...then nobody is going to actually turn it on accidently inside unless they know about that outside switch.

I'm pretty lame-brained about some stuff, but this is not an issue for me.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:10 PM   #28
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Well said. However, itís MORE about BOTTOM LINE
than ANYTHING. Your assumption that there are concerns ( or should be ) over warranty claims could be incorrect.
If Warren is thatís what it will be.
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Wmtire. I was not sure how to sent this to you directly. I hope you can answer my question. When is a 30 lb. propane tank out of date. This was taken from the propane book, "A date without a letter indicates the next requalification must be within 12 years". Does this mean that it has changed from the 10 years? I live in Quebec, Canada. Does that make a difference?
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Wmtire. I was not sure how to sent this to you directly. I hope you can answer my question. When is a 30 lb. propane tank out of date. This was taken from the propane book, "A date without a letter indicates the next requalification must be within 12 years". Does this mean that it has changed from the 10 years? I live in Quebec, Canada. Does that make a difference?
See if these links help, as this is where I got the illustration I used in the "propane exchanging vs refilling" thread, for the post on Canadian cylinder markings.

The first link I believe answers your question for Canadian purposes.

https://propane.ca/wp-content/upload...ugust-2016.pdf

and here:

Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes - Transport Canada
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I won't use the trade-a-tank method to get LP...

I know I have good tanks...and they all cost us a lot of money when we bought our RV's!

But you never know where those trade-a-tanks have been!

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Old 04-21-2018, 08:45 PM   #32
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found the problem

I found the water heater was not plugged in at the dealership
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:27 PM   #33
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Easy fix with lots of troubleshooting.

Glad you found the problem.
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I found the water heater was not plugged in at the dealership
... or any other place - to be exact.
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