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Old 05-15-2016, 09:34 AM   #1
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:20 PM   #2
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Julie, let us know which RV unit you have, but most have a electric or gas switch to heat your water, now it takes time to warm up....

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Old 05-15-2016, 05:31 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, Julie.

Can you give us the make and model of the heater. The operation hot water heater is fairly straight forward, if it has Direct Spark Ignition (DSI) you just need to turn on the propane and flip a switch.

Try here it may help. Electronic Ignition Water Heaters - Atwood Mobile

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Old 05-16-2016, 04:42 PM   #4
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Don't go flipping the switch right away to see what happens yet!!!!

First, you need to make sure the tank is full of water. If you flip the electric heating element switch on with the tank empty, it will fry that element in no time. If you flip the gas on, it is less of an issue but you still may cause some damage. A water heater tank is usually bypassed if the unit has been winterized, so you'll have to make sure that the valves are in the correct positions for normal use. Please don't be afraid to ask if you need a way of determining if this is the case or if your tank is indeed full of water.
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