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Old 03-24-2019, 09:13 PM   #1
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Electric hot water tank

Hi, just bought a Coleman 262BH travel trailer. Iím just wondering about the hot water tank on it if itís electric or just gas.. There is a gas switch, but the electric switch isnít there or blocked over. I am wondering if it is electric or not. We were told by the RV salesmen that the hot water tank is automatic and will switch between electric and gas by just using the gas switch which I donít believe. Is this correct or should there be an electric switch to, in order to have an electric tank? Thanks for any help.

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Old 03-24-2019, 11:39 PM   #2
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First and foremost, be sure you have water in the tank before activating the switch.

One switch can support both modes of operation so an additional switch for electricity wouldn't be needed.
If in doubt find the tank proper and look to see if it has 110 volt wiring to it or if it has a heating element.

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Old 03-24-2019, 11:40 PM   #3
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Mine is at the control panel where the lights are for water levels etc. There are 2 switches,, one for gas and 1 for electric
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