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Miscellaneous => Older Model Lines => Topic started by: 1 shot on August 21, 2018, 10:16:23 AM

Title: Water heater switch?
Post by: 1 shot on August 21, 2018, 10:16:23 AM
I'm a fairly new CL 5th wheel owner. I didn't get an owners manual with my 2015, 26RLS so, hoping some of you veterans can fill me in on a couple of things.
There is a water heater switch in the galley next to the range. It doesn't seem to matter if it's on or off. I still get hot water. What is this switch supposed to do?
Title: Re: Water heater switch?
Post by: TBone on August 26, 2018, 06:54:41 PM
These originally came with a propane only water heater.   The switch should turn the propane burner assembly on and off.    If you always have HW regardless of this switch it's possible the previous owner added an aftermarket electric heating element and didn't bother to run an additional switch to the control panel.  The switch for the added element might be behind the exterior water heater cover or maybe they hardwired it always on as long and it will always heat if it has 110Volts.  I would check the water heater and see if it looks like the added an electric element.    If that's not it, then the only other thing would be that it wasn't wired properly from the factory.

Something like this is what I'm talking about:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Hot-Water-Hybrid-Heat/dp/B0024ECCJW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535324023&sr=8-1&keywords=rv+water+heater+electric+conversion+kit