How to Light Water Heater and Furnace In a RV
by Chris Weinkauf
(Lloydminster SK, Canada)
How do I light the pilot for the water heater and furnace on my 30 ft 1999 Fleetwood Terry Trailer?Good Sam Extended Service Plan is mechanical breakdown insurance for your RV, 5th Wheel, Trailer, and Tow Vehicle! FREE Quote
ANSWER: Hi Chris based on the year of your RV both your Water Heater and Furnace should have electric ignitions to start them, so there is no need to light a pilot light.
The first thing you need to do is make sure that the main propane valve for your RV is turned on. The main shutoff valve is usually located at the Propane Tanks.
To turn on your RV Furnace, you will use your RV's Thermostat. Make sure that the thermostat is set to heat and adjust it to the desired temperature and the furnace or furnaces should automatically kick on and off to maintain the proper temperature.
For the Water Heater the first thing you have to do is make sure that it has water in it and that it has not been bypassed when the RV was Winterized
Somewhere in your RV possibly on the RV control panel you will find a switch to turn on your water heater. If you have a dual propane/electric water heater you will normally have two switches for the water heater one to use the water heater on Propane and one to operate the Water Heater on 120 Volt electricity when plugged into shore power.
I hope this helps.
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