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Old 05-29-2014, 01:13 PM   #21
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Which is the scam saying you have 86 gallons of fresh water capacity. Try getting the 6 out when your 80 is gone
Yes that is the little detail they don/t tell you about. Most owners don't even care but it is a little misleading. You have the capacity, just can't use it!
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:43 AM   #22
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Remedial help

I had an older trailer for part of last season and never used the water heater so I am still a little in the dark. Okay, I bring my brand new trailer home and start to get ready for the maiden voyage.I open the water fill cap and put 15 gallons of water into it, Does any of that water go the the water heater? Do I have to use the pump to pump water to the heater? As I use the hot water, is that water replaced by the pump so I always have 6 gallons in the heater? I am sorry to be so dense but I will be up to speed soon.

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Old 05-31-2014, 11:50 AM   #23
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The fill tube is for the fresh water tank. Best to fill the wh from city water. If all valves are set properly the wh will fill. You have to open taps to allow the air in wh and lines out. Turn taps off when only water is coming out.
Then when you don't have city water, the pump will put cold water into the wh to be heated.
Once the wh is full, it will stay full unless you drain it.
PS. Don't turn on power to th e wh unless full of water.
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:33 PM   #24
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If nobody has said this in the first three pages I'll say it now. The water heater is on the downstream or discharge side of both the 12V water pump and the city water inlet (not to be confused with the tank fill port). After initially filling the water heater, the only way the tank will run dry is if you pull the drain plug on the bottom of the water heater tank and let it all out.
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I had an older trailer for part of last season and never used the water heater so I am still a little in the dark. Okay, I bring my brand new trailer home and start to get ready for the maiden voyage.I open the water fill cap and put 15 gallons of water into it, Does any of that water go the the water heater? Do I have to use the pump to pump water to the heater? As I use the hot water, is that water replaced by the pump so I always have 6 gallons in the heater? I am sorry to be so dense but I will be up to speed soon.

P.S. Could someone remind me how to start a new thread, please.

This is an awesome group of people and I appreciate all the help.
Unless you run the pump and open a faucet your water heater will not fill from the 15 gallons in your tank. The tank is mounted lower than the water heater in most trailers.

Yes as you use hot water, the pump pushes the hot water out with water from the tank so once full the water heater will always have 6 gallons in it.

At the upper left of the forum page is a little gray box that says "New Thread" Click on the box, fill out the form and click on "Submit new Thread" at the bottom of the form and you can start a new thread.
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