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Where Can I Find The Hot Water Heater Switch On My RV?

by KEN

I am trying to locate the cut on switch for the hot water heater in a 1997 Coachmen Catalina. Looked all in the camper but must be overlooking it, please help.

ANSWER: Greetings Ken thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

I am not sure where you have looked for the switch at, but one place you might try looking is on the back wall of the cabinet under the Kitchen Sink. Believe it or not that is a common place where Manufacturers put those switches.

That being said, the best way to find out for sure is by contacting Coachmen RV at (800) 453-6064. You will need the year and model number of your RV when you contact them.

I hope that this information helps.

Do you have any suggestions or comments on this topic? You can add them to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Post Comments" link located near the bottom of this page.

Happy RVing

RVing Al

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Coachman hot water heater
by: Anonymous

Well I have been trying to help a friend figure out her water heater . I can find a pilot , turn on switch anything and she hasn't been able to get ahold of the people she purchased from .
So we finally decided to purchase a plug in 120 v 4 gallon hot water heater . It is the perfect size to still for under her couch wher everything is located now and it gets her hot water so she can finally stay in it

We are supposed to install tomorrow but before I am going to check in the kitchen area for the switch that people have found . But of you really want to go electric I would suggest the Eco temp 4 gallon tank. We ordered from home depot . Easy install , it can be mounted on the wall or sit on the floor and just plugs into a gfi outlet. They reheat fast and do a great job. I have one in a cargo trailer camper conversion and it gets plenty hot that I can shower using about 2/3 cold and 1/4 hot and have plenty hot water and time to take a nice shower .

Unknown switch
by: Dean

I just bought a used 30’ Gulf Stream and I am still trying to figure out where everything is.
Last night I found a switch under the cabinets, right above the sink.

I did a search for a camper switch under there and this post popped up.

Now I have hot water as well.
Since then I’ve been browsing the posts and learned a few more things about my trailer.

Water heater switch
by: Jim

I have a simular problem. I have a rocker switch on the panel at the entry area on the inside next to the sink and it has W/H on it..What is the purpose of the switch because the water heater works either way with or without it on.

by: KEN

thank you for your prompt assistance with the hot water heater problem, that is probably the only place i haven't looked. oh, do you have a section on replacing the gas hot water to electric? thanks again for all the assistance.

Comment From RVing Al: Ken, they make RV combo Water Heaters that can work on either electric or Propane, but they do not make electric only RV Water Heaters. I do not have a page on how to install a new water heater in your RV. When it comes to that type of installation it is better to have a Certified RV Technician perform the work.

Hope this helps.

Happy RVing

RVing Al

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