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Old 09-15-2014, 08:17 PM   #41
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I believe an accumulator tank for trailers simply builds up pressure in the entire system, downstream from the pump, in order not to have the pump running as much. I've not seen a separate hot water accumulator tank for a system this small.
... and I wouldn't suggest one. Again, unless there's a check valve that I missed (entirely possible!) one accumulator should work for the system.

And any accumulator is not standard equipment and shouldn't be required to avoid heater overpressure dripping (although I think it would work for that).
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:10 PM   #42
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... and I wouldn't suggest one. Again, unless there's a check valve that I missed (entirely possible!) one accumulator should work for the system.

And any accumulator is not standard equipment and shouldn't be required to avoid heater overpressure dripping (although I think it would work for that).
I agree that most folks should simply keep their manual handy and follow the simple directions.

Obviously a tinkerer like me should have looked at the manual and would have had the answer. But, being a tinkerer, I am going to try to make it happen rarelyer (my word). My goal is to make it fool proof .. So even I won't be fooled : ) .. Again.

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Old 09-15-2014, 09:17 PM   #43
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Just noticed Jim's switch! Thank you, seeing a red light in a blue trailer (from the fridge) will help me see it.

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I just saw it too. looks good. I switched out the white hot water tank is on. Problem with my system (which I learned from Marv in Texas) is the bezel for the new switch is black. Could not find a white illuminated switch.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:28 PM   #44
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I just saw it too. looks good. I switched out the white hot water tank is on. Problem with my system (which I learned from Marv in Texas) is the bezel for the new switch is black. Could not find a white illuminated switch.
Switch and Light Assembly for Suburban Water Heaters - White - Suburban 232589 - Water Heaters - Camping World
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:07 PM   #45
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Looks like it's time for me to adjust to a global economy... I guess we are lucky not to need them sideways!

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Up or down

The direction which represents "on" also varies by country. In the USA and Canada and Mexico and the rest of North America, it is usual for the "on" position of a toggle switch to be "up", whereas in many other countries such as the UK, Ireland, Australia, and in New Zealand it is "down." ... In countries prone to earthquakes, such as Japan, most switches are positioned sideways to prevent the switch from inadvertently being turned on or off by falling objects.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:43 AM   #46
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Or you can get one from Larry @ Little House Customs already made up with the light in it.

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Old 09-16-2014, 10:50 AM   #47
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:22 AM   #48
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I see Larry has a neat link to a removable jack, I'm going to research that option, great for those who tow with a truck.
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Old 09-16-2014, 05:55 PM   #49
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Or you can get one from Larry @ Little House Customs already made up with the light in it.

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I ordered several things from Larry shortly after we got The Lark, including a water heater switch. Great service and very nice people.

On the other hand, I am glad we don't have to order some of this products like the fast gray kit.

Little House Customs carries some products made by Charlie who just picked up his 21. I am hoping Charlie is going to come up with a few neat things for Escape trailers, like maybe a triangular shelf for the 21 bathroom, or even better, something I haven't even thought of yet.
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For what it's worth, I turn on the water heater for 15 or 20 minutes in the morning if I expect I'll need hot water. Otherwise, maybe 20 minutes prior to dinner. I set a kitchen timer.
I turn on the water pump when I expect to need water and turn it off ( if I remember ) when done.
I love this idea! KISS! We normally turned it on before the start of breakfast or dinner & off when the dishes were done. Going forward, we will add an egg timer. Simple works for me!
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