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01-18-2009, 11:52 AM
I am a new owner & would like to find someone who has the same unit...I am sure they could answer some of my questions....thks

01-18-2009, 06:24 PM
what questions wanta answered


01-18-2009, 09:58 PM
inside the coach, where the read outs are for the tanks, batteries, ete. ...there is a switch similar to a house light switch, w/ a small square red light thyat comes on when switched on?....do not know what it goes to....thks J

01-19-2009, 12:13 PM
110 volt switch for the Hot water tank heater element.

Make sure you do not turn it on unless there is water in the hot water tank or you will burn up the element.


01-19-2009, 01:16 PM
thks Ron, will have more questions later, will post them then.....J

01-20-2009, 06:53 AM
You may be aware of this, but I'll mention it anyway. On the driver's side of the coach there is an outside panel giving access to the water heater valve, etc. You will find a small "on/off" switch. Turn to "on" for hot water. That works in conjunction with the above mentioned inside switch. Charlie

01-20-2009, 07:33 AM
thks charlie,
I am assuming that this on/off switch should be on whether using gas or electric?......

01-20-2009, 07:53 AM
actually, the switch only needs to be on when using electric to heat your water. If it won't physically switch to "on", look for a small pin thru the handle. Remove (and save) the pin.

Also, the red light in the coach does NOT indicate if the protective circuit breaker in the compartment is on or off. The red light will come on any time you turn that switch on (and your water won't heat) - makes sense, eh?

To repeat GStream40's warning,,, never apply power to the electric element with no water in the tank - they say: "phffffft" in a very short time.

01-20-2009, 08:08 AM
thks bob, will do...., my next chore will be to explore the htng/ cooling systems I guess. I will get the thermostat brand etc., call the manuf. it has three zones? , everything works, but not exactly self explanatory....J

01-20-2009, 07:55 PM
Additionally, you may wonder if you can have both, electric and propane on to heat your water tank.
My dealer said yes, so at times I have utilized both, no ill effects.
Also, I do not have an electric switch on the outside, near my water heater, just one inside. Why it is the biggest switch in the coach is unclear.
Take care.

01-20-2009, 08:35 PM
thks Rick, if you have b/ gas & electric on, & you have both sources, how is it determined which one is to be used?...J

01-21-2009, 04:48 AM
Each heater (gas & electric) has it's own thermostat. As cold water enters the tank, it is most likely that both will be turned on. As the water comes to temperature, each thermostat will be satisfied & turn off. Think of it as a turbo-charge for hot water.

The manufacturer approves allowing both methods simultaneous

Now why pick one method over the other?

* If you are in a campground where electric is provided.... why use your own propane?

* If you are cold-weather camping & no electric but can run generator, you may want to conserve propane for heating your coach - use electric from generator to heat water.

* If you are in a campground w/o electric, & with quiet hours, the propane heater will serve well.

* And finally (& most common for me), if you were being a tight-wad by turning the water heater off during the night & suddenly wife yells "THERE's NO HOT WATER!" - uh oh, turn both on & distract her for 5 minutes. Ha Ha.

01-21-2009, 08:30 AM
good bob, thks, wil have more questions later.....J