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Old 08-26-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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Adjusting the water heater temp

I was camping this past weekend and wanted to make our water a little hotter. I looked at the water heater but couldn't find anything to adjust. I have a 2004 Jayco Jay Flight 27bh. If anyone could tell me how, I would appreciate it. I know this sounds like a stupid question, and is probably a simple answer, but I couldn't find anything.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:55 PM   #2
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The current water heaters are a fixed temp and can not be adjusted unless you add an aftermarket thermostat. They are actually really hot, so if you want to make it hotter then sounds like you could have a thermostat somewhere. What model is it?
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:20 AM   #3
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My previous trailer had a slide control setting in the outside access to the hot water heater. There was a red line painted on the unit that indicated the factory setting. I never needed to change it. It was located close to the middle of the unit. The trailer was made 7 years before yours so they may have changed them since then. Good luck.
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It is an Atwood electric\gas model# GC6AA-10E. I also found a spec.# 162113. I looked online and in my manual and can't find anything about adjusting the temp.
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If that is the case than you probably can't adjust it.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:04 PM   #6
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I have to agree, the newer ones are fixed, non adjustable. Mine has a little "button" thermostat that is shmucked onto the side of the tank in the access area.
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You can buy an aftermarket switch to adjust the water heater temp. However I would first make sure you have a proper flame in your water heater. Also when was the last time you flushed the water heater out? (open the drain valve let it empty and then hook up to city water and let some run through the water heater with the drain plug out... )
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This is my first TT and I just bought it this past May. I never flushed the water heater but maybe I'll try that this week. Could that help the water temp. or is it just a good practice to do?
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Yup ... my old 2000 model had a temp-control knobbie - although it'd be nice, I can't adjust mine. I actually find it way too hot, to the point of dangerous with kids.
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If you can't adjust the temperature, just crack the bypass valve open a bit.
That will allow a little cold water to mix (just like you do at the sink with two valves). Of course this only lets you lower the temp not increase it.
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