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Old 10-18-2015, 03:21 PM   #1
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Maiden Voyage report - Eagle 284BHBE

Well, I took her out for the weekend to check out everything and see what works and what doesn't, here's what I learned:

#1, most important: When the handles are pulled OUT, it means the black and gray water valves are OPEN. Fortunately, I was unsure, and brought a garbage can with a new plastic garbage bad placed strategically under the sewer hose cap and was ready when everything started gushing out to quickly push the handles in (which is, evidently, the CLOSED position). No mess, I feel pretty good about this one as I was fully prepared for the worst, latex gloves and everything!

#2: The only real problem I found -> the water heater does not appear to work on electricity at all. Worked fine on propane and that's how I ended up running it all weekend. Unless I get some brilliant wisdom from this forum, I will be taking the trailer back to Camping World for them to fix the water heater.

#3: The water heater isn't big enough to take a shower with the water running the whole time (had to find out, purposefully).

#4: When you flip eggs in a pan the fancy way (without a spatula), do it over the sink. Trust me on this.

#5: okay, I really should have stopped at #2... bascially, everything works as advertised except the water heater. No problems all weekend, (except those of my own making while trying to install a wireless bridge for CG WLAN connections... but that's another story...

Very pleased overall. Can't wait to take it out for a real trip soon!
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:42 PM   #2
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As a side note for when you get the electric part fixed on the water heater..

Assuming you've hooked up at an electric site. We turn the water heater electric part on as soon as we arrive (assuming water is hooked up first of course). When taking showers we also turn the gas on as well. This gives you double heating and will help with the water heater replenishing the hot water faster. Afterwards turn the gas back off and just keep the electric on for normal usage.. ie. hand washing, dishes, etc.
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How long did you have the electric part of the water heater on?
It probably takes hours to heat with electric only.
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How long did you have the electric part of the water heater on?
It probably takes hours to heat with electric only.
30 minutes on average
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:17 PM   #5
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snip.......The only real problem I found -> the water heater does not appear to work on electricity at all. Worked fine on propane......... snip
Remove the "outside" water heater access panel and check for an additional electric on/off switch, some brand/models have one.

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I hope your water heater was filled with water before turning on electric part of the water heater. If not, you may need a new heating element.
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Don't know if your unit has a fireplace, but if it does, there is a separate switch that must be set for water heater or fireplace. Learned that the hard way...
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I never had a problem taking a full shower with the water on the whole time. Just gotta do it quicker than with the 10 gallon we had before. Reheat time is pretty quick. We pretty much use electric only since we're already paying for that. Glad all worked well for you.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:07 AM   #9
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I hope your water heater was filled with water before turning on electric part of the water heater. If not, you may need a new heating element.
I'm fairly certain it did, this was far from the first time I ran water through the hot-water tap... so it wouldn't have been dry, though I can't say whether it was full or not?
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Remove the "outside" water heater access panel and check for an additional electric on/off switch, some brand/models have one.

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I will have to check that. If so, I'm not aware of it.
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