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Old 10-22-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Electric Hot water heater

The hot water heater in my HTT is a gas one. I'd really like to switch over to an electric hot water heater if possible. Has anyone does this? Is it expensive? Is it something I could do myself?
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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A friend did that on an older motor home and it worked just fine.
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My 2012 23J has both an electric and gas option for the water heater. On our maiden voyage in the heat of summer I ran it on electric, and the campsite breaker tripped repeatedly. I figured out that with the A/C running the electric water heater element was too much. I switched the water heater to gas and the tripping problem stopped.
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From what I have seen over the years, the water heaters appear to be all the same size. You will need to pull a wire feed and find a method to turn it on and off. I would think it should take 4-8 hours to do it depending on your skill set.

Kman420, being you were tripping the CG breaker; I would suspect the CG was overloaded and you were no able to pull a full 30 amps, possibly there was a weak breaker in the CG electrical post. Breakers do go bad from time to time. I have seen both of these scenarios before. You should trip the TT breaker before the CG electrical post breaker.

At a different CG I would try using the AC and water heater, I am confident you will not have any power issues, unless you are using a high wattage item such as a microwave with the AC.
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The electric portion of my water heater is useless boon docking. Even after running on the genny for an hour.
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Thanks for the feedback Jagiven...makes sense...will try your suggestion in the spring.
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