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Old 03-19-2015, 04:38 PM   #21
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You are saying you added two switches for the electric water heating, one lighted to show it is on and another to turn it off as with the propane? Or one switch has both?
Here is a link to what I did. Many will roll their eyes, as I have linked to this a couple times now.

Water Heater Indicator lights and 120V Switch.
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:06 PM   #22
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Here is a link to what I did. Many will roll their eyes, as I have linked to this a couple times now.

Water Heater Indicator lights and 120V Switch.
Not at all Jim. That's part of the value of the forum. Newcomers wouldn't have seen or known about that mod. (Or the health benefits from eating Poutine )

Which reminds me, I haven't gotten around to doing that mod yet.

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Old 03-19-2015, 05:45 PM   #23
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Thanks much Jim.

I am shooting for something like this.

http://www.amazon.com/HOT-SYSTEM-Wat.../dp/B00QQ5RC3Q

Will take apart panel and measure to get right one.
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:49 PM   #24
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That one is 12V though, Bruce.

I had looked locally for a 120V switch that lit up when on, but they only have them light up when off, to find in the dark. This LED fix was real easy though. Drill a hole, and hook it up with connections you need to make anyway. That, and the plug was there already.
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I was refering to the propane only situation. Thats 12v, yes?
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:38 PM   #26
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Gotcha. I doubt that switch would fit, the one supplied by the manufacturer is quite slim. You could always use a good blank plate, and mount the switch and a matching light on it. Again, I just went for cheap and easy, plus it does the trick.

Stoopid upside down switch on them though...........
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I think I'd find the hitch wheel useless on a dual axle, loaded trailer (too heavy) and useful on a single axle loaded 17b. It's often easier to rotate a trailer on a camp site, using the hitch wheel than to hook up.
Just FYI -- the hitch wheel came with our 17b. But we never used it. It only works on level pavement, and just more trouble than it is worth.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:02 PM   #28
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I understand the need for a lighted reminder that the propane hot water heater is on but I'm not sure why one would need an on off switch for when the two way hot water heater is using shore power.
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Just FYI -- the hitch wheel came with our 17b. But we never used it. It only works on level pavement, and just more trouble than it is worth.
How can the hitch wheel be more trouble than it's worth if it came with your trailer and you never used it?
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It's an option ( $35? ) and it has weight and bulk.
Found mine. It's under the driver seat in the RAV.
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