Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-27-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
Currently Looking...
Larkspur , California
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 6
newbie question re hot water heater..

We have an Atwood 6 gallon hw does a great job but runs too often..In our bathroom there is w/ switch w/ toggles for electric and gas..and red light but the light flashes for a brief moment when we switch, but light remains off even w/ he heater runing..How do we turn down, adjust or turn off our hw heater?..the manual provided is unclear..

25' Flying Cloud, 2014
WBCCI #27309
jpfromla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 09:44 AM   #2
Rivet Master
richw46's Avatar
2006 23' Safari SE
Lexington , Kentucky
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,931
Images: 6
Mine is older, gas only, no electric. The red light only comes on when it's trying to light the pilot, then goes out. If it stays lit then there's a problem because the pilot hasn't lit.

Rich & Yvonne
2006 Safari SE -Dora-
2004 4Runner SE
Most of us don't know exactly what we want, but we're pretty sure we don't have it. -Alfred E. Neuman
richw46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 09:55 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
Commercial Member
acstokes's Avatar
2009 30' Classic
Melbourne, FL , Searsport, ME
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 309
Propane generally heats hotter and faster than electric. Also, both on at once will heat hotter and faster. There's not a temp control. If you don't want it as hot you'll need to turn them both off occasionally.
Fred Stokes
RV Rearview Camera Systems, LLC
WBCCI #2810
acstokes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 10:10 AM   #4
Rivet Master
dkrug's Avatar
2012 30' International
Vintage Kin Owner
Bad Axe , Michigan
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 564
Images: 5
You only have the choice of on or off.
2012 30' International Serenity
1947 Spartan Manor
2005 28' Safari LS - traded
1977 31' International Sovereign - sold
2012 Ford F250 Superduty Crewcab

WBCCI# 1007 Air#2158
dkrug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 10:36 AM   #5
4 Rivet Member
Cannonball's Avatar
2014 22' FB Sport
San Antonio , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 490
Images: 1
We just turn ours on when we need hot water. For example, when I get up in the morning, I turn on the hot water heater. By the time I have the coffee set up, we have hot water. When not using it, we turn it off. No sense using propane when not needed.
Cannonball is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie Question About My Hot Water Tank ttbikes LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 3 08-14-2014 07:16 AM
Hot hot hot aluminum! 58cruzer General Repair Forum 23 06-24-2013 01:08 AM
'72 AS hot water heater function question icebox500 Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10 08-23-2010 05:58 PM
AC just quit working and it's Hot Hot Hot!!! SaabLover Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 9 07-27-2010 09:03 PM
hot water water on demand with a with a normal water heater Frank's Trailer Works Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 3 09-25-2007 12:24 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.