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Old 08-29-2015, 06:17 PM   #11
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:51 PM   #12
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You may want to consider this type of mod to make draining the water heater easier. Its relatively cheap.
Your water heater looks very close to the model I have, My question is does your heater heat the water to very hot or just very warm? My Gas only water heater just heats it to warm. I took a shower with hot only. After its been heated for a long time. Its on a 2016 Starcraft 24RLS
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Your water heater looks very close to the model I have, My question is does your heater heat the water to very hot or just very warm? My Gas only water heater just heats it to warm. I took a shower with hot only. After its been heated for a long time. Its on a 2016 Starcraft 24RLS
My water heater gets very hot. Almost too hot. Although, there are only a couple of manufacturers of RV water heaters (Atwood or Suburban). Technological advances have changed them a lot regarding self igniting, electrical capable, anode rods, etc. but they are still basically the same.

So yours probably is the same as mine. Check your thermostat. They are usually fixed temperature but there are adjustable temperature models which are cheap and easy to put on.
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My water heater gets very hot. Almost too hot. Although, there are only a couple of manufacturers of RV water heaters (Atwood or Suburban). Technological advances have changed them a lot regarding self igniting, electrical capable, anode rods, etc. but they are still basically the same.

So yours probably is the same as mine. Check your thermostat. They are usually fixed temperature but there are adjustable temperature models which are cheap and easy to put on.
Mine is a atwood, thanks for the information on the thermostat, its bran new but I guess that's what working out the bugs is all about. I'll get my model number and check the RV dealer for maybe a hotter one.
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Jaygiven, so I understand the hot water tank is propane only, no cabin battery required.
YES the battery is required.. so there is power to tell the propane when to turn on or off...

Opening the overflow valve on the water heater is a great idea esp for newbes as they then know for sure the water heater has water in it and is not set to by pass. Shut off your water heater when traveling.. no need to heat the water at that point.. many states require that you shut off the propane while in motion the fridge should hold the cold for 6+ hours IF you do not open the fridge door
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Mine is a atwood, thanks for the information on the thermostat, its bran new but I guess that's what working out the bugs is all about. I'll get my model number and check the RV dealer for maybe a hotter one.
If your thermostat is brand new, look to improper installation... Also, it has been stated to check the bypass. If your bypass line is open and both valves (input and output lines) are open, you will only get warm water because your bypass will allow cold water to flow through bypassing the tank and mix with the hot water coming out of the tank.
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