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Old 07-17-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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I all Wildwood Xtralites have only gas water heaters? Anyone have electric also?
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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??? According to Forest River's site, the 6 gal DSI water heater is standard. What year is your camper?

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Edit: No electric/gas WH is listed as optional either.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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2011 wildwood 28BH xtralite

What does 6 gal DSI mean?
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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What does 6 gal DSI mean?
6 gallon
direct spark ignition
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??? According to Forest River's site, the 6 gal DSI water heater is standard. What year is your camper?

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Edit: No electric/gas WH is listed as optional either.
So you are saying all are gas only?

Thanks f1100turbo mine is DSI, didn't know what that meant.
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So you are saying all are gas only?

Thanks f1100turbo mine is DSI, didn't know what that meant.

Look on the hw heater is there a switch on lower left that says on/off?
Its a black rocker.
Its most likely gas/electric
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Is the switch outside the trailer in the compartment where u light the pilot for gas. If so mine is not both.
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No pilot to light now as it's direct spark ignition.

As I mentioned early, there's no optional gas/electric offered according to FR's website. Very surprising that it's not offered...

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No pilot to light now as it's direct spark ignition.

As I mentioned early, there's no optional gas/electric offered according to FR's website. Very surprising that it's not offered...

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Price.
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Price.
Option?
If I recall correctly, the elect/gas WH was a $100 - 150 option on our first Rockwood TT we purchased, but it doesn't appear as an option with the Wildwood Xtralite.



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Our 2012 Wildwood XLite 24QB has the 6 gallon water heater with the DSI and electric heater. There is a switch down in the lower left corner somewhat hidden by the gas burner pipe works. Must pull pin and turn it on. We have only used it once. Almost always use the gas mode.
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If I recall correctly, the elect/gas WH was a $100 - 150 option on our first Rockwood TT we purchased, but it doesn't appear as an option with the Wildwood Xtralite.

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I see some nee units now are coming with 12 gal dsi.
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Ron, 12 gal WH seems like a little overkill unless you're camping with 5 or 6 souls or have full hook-ups and enjoying long showers. We've never run out of hot water with the 2 of us and 6 gal capacity always running on 120V alone.

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Ron, 12 gal WH seems like a little overkill unless you're camping with 5 or 6 souls or have full hook-ups and enjoying long showers. We've never run out of hot water with the 2 of us and 6 gal capacity always running on 120V alone.

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I think our 10 gal is sufficient as well.
My dw and I are the on only ones to use it.
Kids go to shower house as they enjoy long unmeaningful hot showers.
That's there choice
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Even using gas AND the electric heating, it seems that we run out quickly. When we give our 1 year old a bath, the water turns luke warm in no-time...

Will a larger tank fit in our 26TBSS? Or should I look at instant heat units?
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Even using gas AND the electric heating, it seems that we run out quickly. When we give our 1 year old a bath, the water turns luke warm in no-time...

Will a larger tank fit in our 26TBSS? Or should I look at instant heat units?
Is one of your weatherization valve turned slightly ?
Outside side shower knobs turned on if so equipped?

I had a 6 gallon heater in my Tt that worked for 5
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Where is the weatherizarion valve and what does "turned" mean? Like leaking? Are those the two water lines near my sewer valves?

(I've planned to have my dealer help me
Winterize the first time)
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Where is the weatherizarion valve and what does "turned" mean? Like leaking? Are those the two water lines near my sewer valves?

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Winterize the first time)
Your winterization valves are behind your Hw heater.
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Where is the weatherizarion valve and what does "turned" mean? Like leaking? Are those the two water lines near my sewer valves?

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Winterize the first time)
On my 2011 26tbss the acess panel to the valves to winterize it is inside below the sink, it is a wooden panel with 4 screws. Once panel is off the valves which are are red and blue. shut off the water intake valve to the heater to winterize the heater then on the outside remove the large bolt in the center os the water heater to drain the water.
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