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Old 05-06-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Water Heater Question

I have a question about the water heater tank. How does it get filled? When does it get filled? Does it fill from the potable water tank? Do you drain the hot water at the end of a trip? Should it always be filled?

I appreciate your help (and patience) with my questions.

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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I have a 63 GT, and mine fills from the front potable water tank, I wouldn't empty it out as long as it's not going to freeze, but that is me and I am a newbie, I only own my GT for a couple of years.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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Your water heater is in-line with the rest of your plumbing. Water is replaced as it's used automatically when you have a city water hookup or you are using the water pump and your on-board water tank. You don't need to drain the water heater between trips unless the rig is going to be put in mothballs for quite a long time ... usually it's only done if/when you winterize.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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Your water heater tank will fill when either you hook up to city water via the outside hose connection, or if you fill the fresh water tank in the trailer, and turn on the pump, the tank will fill.

Once full, you do not need to think about it again, until it is time to winterize it in the fall. Then you will need to drain it along with all of the water lines in the trailer. In other words, no need to drain it between spring and fall.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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Just a reminder, to get a FULL load of water in the tank, let the water fill the tank for a few minutes, go in and turn on the pump. Then open all the faucets till all the air is out. For hot, start at the faucet closest to the water heater. Because of its 6 gallon volume it will take awhile for all the air to purge.

I usually drain mine after a trip, unless I am going back out in a week or so.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #6
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Thank you so much! Makes sense to me now.

So much to learn....so much to forget!
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