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Old 06-16-2015, 11:35 PM   #61
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We are new users and if we are on propane have left it on overnight without issues. It is noisy though, so we tend to switch off at night and find it is still pretty warm the next morning and takes little heating.
For early morning starts, not just in the trailer but at home, we put boiling water in a vacuum flask, and that takes only a minute or two to come back to the boil.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:08 AM   #62
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Sorry to have hijacked the water heater thread to discuss propane, but since I did, I just want to add that propane is really cheap at the Ace Hardware in Sedro-Woolley, WA. It was $1.55 / gallon when I filled a tank yesterday, for a total price of less than nine dollars. I was amazed.
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:57 AM   #63
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I am tacking on to the water heater thread that became a propane tank thread.

Debbie and Larry at Little House Customs sell water heater elements. Escape still uses a Suburban, right? And is that what Casita uses? LHC sells mostly for Casita. I figure we won't be so lucky as to not ruin the next element so we need an extra.
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:03 AM   #64
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Home Depot sells water heater elements, that is where I got my replacement.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:07 PM   #65
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Casita does use a Suburban and Little House Customs has many other items we can use. Want to patronize a fiberglass trailer parts seller when possible.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:29 AM   #66
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We were camping this past weekend and the electric side of our hot water tank wasn't working. Switched to propane and had hot water.

Checked the breakers - they seemed fine.
Any thoughts on what the fix/ problem might be?
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:53 AM   #67
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We were camping this past weekend and the electric side of our hot water tank wasn't working. Switched to propane and had hot water.

Checked the breakers - they seemed fine.
Any thoughts on what the fix/ problem might be?
Something to check...
Look at the bottom of page 6 and the top of 7 for hi temp 120v resets.

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/60...?page=6#manual
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:48 AM   #68
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We were camping this past weekend and the electric side of our hot water tank wasn't working. Switched to propane and had hot water.

Checked the breakers - they seemed fine.
Any thoughts on what the fix/ problem might be?
Either the electric heating element has failed (possible) or it isn't getting power. Two potential causes of a lack of power have already been checked - the circuit breaker and the limit switch - but a failed wiring connection or malfunctioning thermostat could also keep power from getting through. The control of propane and of electrical operation are normally through separate thermostats, so it could have a bad thermostat for the electric side and still work normally on propane.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:59 AM   #69
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You probably burned out your electric element, you can still use the heater but just off propane now until you replace the element.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:23 PM   #70
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Thought I would let you know how my dilemma ended. After Jim mentioned the heating element, I didn't recall leaving it on, I was pretty sure I didn't. I went on line to look up problem solving for the heater...they mentioned the "on/off switch"; they explained if the switch was hard to turn on or off, that the switch may be bad. I then remembered that on that trip I had a really hard time switching it to On. I took the trailer to in for service for greasing and packing the wheels and asked them to check the water heater, in particular the switch. The service guy said that it happens often with the switches, they burn out or break inside. Sure enough that was the problem, new switch and all is working again.
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