Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Gulf Stream Owners RV Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-21-2018, 09:12 PM   #1
wvswanjr
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 5
Default restarting a 2005 BT Cruiser HW heater

New owner of a 2005 BT Cruiser and just went through dewinterization. The manual is not helpful in restarting/igniting the hot water heater. Gas is working to the range and refrig. Any help is much appreciated. Reportedly the water heater was serviced in 3/18 and worked. Thanks!
wvswanjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2018, 12:20 AM   #2
jayme
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 27
Default

Hi there. I also have an 05 cruiser. My winter prep consists of draining tanks and hot water tank, removing the anode and flushing the tank out. I then, with my compressor, blow all remaining water out of the lines. On startup in the spring, I fill the water tank, turn the pump on and pressurize the system, filling hot water tank.on your control panel, left side is the switch to turn the heater on. If it doesn’t light, a red light showing pilot not lit. Turn switch on until you can hear the heater operating. Hope this helps.
jayme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 01:38 PM   #3
THenne1713
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Memphis
Posts: 737
Send a message via AIM to THenne1713 Send a message via Yahoo to THenne1713
Default

FIRST MAKE SURE HEATER NOT IN BYPASS AND IS FILLED W/ water? Blow water out relief valve? Can you hear igniter sparking, trying to light?
__________________
THenne1713
2000 Conquest LE 6266, Class-C on 99-E450SD, 6.8, 2v, V-10
THenne1713 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2023, 05:13 PM   #4
Ck2094
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Posts: 9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wvswanjr View Post
New owner of a 2005 BT Cruiser and just went through dewinterization. The manual is not helpful in restarting/igniting the hot water heater. Gas is working to the range and refrig. Any help is much appreciated. Reportedly the water heater was serviced in 3/18 and worked. Thanks!
******
Did anyone find a solution to this?
My pilot light is off. Anode was replaced. I have a 2005 BT5211 Gulfstream

Thanks
Ck2094 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2023, 07:25 PM   #5
THenne1713
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Memphis
Posts: 737
Send a message via AIM to THenne1713 Send a message via Yahoo to THenne1713
Default

RV Water Heaters today do NOT have a PILOT LIGHT, they use DIRECT SPARK IGNITION (DSI). If hot, will be off. If getting cold water from hot tank, either tank bypass open, or outside shower valves open, either allows cold to mix with hot as it leaves the tank.
__________________
THenne1713
2000 Conquest LE 6266, Class-C on 99-E450SD, 6.8, 2v, V-10
THenne1713 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2023, 09:46 PM   #6
Ck2094
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Posts: 9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by THenne1713 View Post
RV Water Heaters today do NOT have a PILOT LIGHT, they use DIRECT SPARK IGNITION (DSI). If hot, will be off. If getting cold water from hot tank, either tank bypass open, or outside shower valves open, either allows cold to mix with hot as it leaves the tank.
Thanks for the reply, please see the picture, it says pilot light out

Just trying to solve for that
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 508290EE-F214-480F-9F1E-533D017A39BE.jpg (223.1 KB, 5 views)
Ck2094 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2023, 10:07 PM   #7
THenne1713
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Memphis
Posts: 737
Send a message via AIM to THenne1713 Send a message via Yahoo to THenne1713
Default

WH BRAND AND MODEL WILL HELP, but generically, most common problem is a failure to light when first turned on, and this is caused by AIR IN THE PIPING vs GAS. Best practice is turn on gas valve at tank slowly, FULLY, so that hose rupture safety does not trip, then light stovetop to bleed air out of piping. After bleeding air at stovetop, refrig and WH generally will still require 2-3 RESET attempt, in order to bleed remaining air. Systems should be reliable after that until a hose removed to change a tank, usually trailers? Good Luck. IF model has no pilot, best relabel to FAULT.
__________________
THenne1713
2000 Conquest LE 6266, Class-C on 99-E450SD, 6.8, 2v, V-10
THenne1713 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2023, 12:03 AM   #8
Ck2094
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Posts: 9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by THenne1713 View Post
FIRST MAKE SURE HEATER NOT IN BYPASS AND IS FILLED W/ water? Blow water out relief valve? Can you hear igniter sparking, trying to light?

Thank you, new owner here, it wasnít winterized, I just replaced the anode because water leaked out of the valve, but once I put in the anode and flipped the switch downward, water is not leaking

My only problem now is that I donít have a hot water and that the private light off button is lit, even though my refrigerator and my stove work and both runoff propane

I also have 2/3 of a tank of propane

Thanks to all for helping me learn this puzzle!
Ck2094 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×