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RE: Suburban water heater only warm?

I have a Suburban 15gal water heater that is 5 years old. My heater put out lukewarm water. I tried everything, but finally went to a dealer and they changed out the heating element, which was not hard to do. I got mine fixed free because of a extended warranty, but I am telling you this about the element which can be changed by anyone.
rbp111 05/12/20 08:31am Tech Issues
RE: Heartland Bighorn 32 GK Traveler reviews?

I would be hard pressed to tell a person if one is better than the other. We have had three fifth wheels, and two of them we had no problem with. The third, the current one and the most $ has been in and out of the shop so many times now, it would astonish you. By the way, it is a Bighorn, not the traveler series.
rbp111 03/14/20 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: problem with electric water heater-Fixed but new problem

I presume that the element is part # 520900.
rbp111 02/18/20 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: problem with electric water heater-Fixed but new problem

Bob, yes I pressed the reset button. Many times. I did a check of everything probably six times. It failed me in just 5 years. I still am confused if the problem is the heating element or the thermostat. I still have the appointment. If I don't figure it out, than I will take it in.
rbp111 02/18/20 07:02am General RVing Issues
RE: problem with electric water heater-Fixed but new problem

I do think it must the heating element. It is under an extended warranty. So they can fix it at no cost to me. Also, I did check the bypass valve. It was not leaking. The gas comes on when I throw the switch, and heats up the water nice and hot. By the way, I appreciate the video submitted by bob on how to take off the heating element. It is real easy and the guy who made the video aught to be commended.
rbp111 02/16/20 01:45pm General RVing Issues
problem with electric water heater-Fixed but new problem

I have a Suburban 12gal electric water heater which about 5 years old. It recently started to give me problems in that the heater warms the water, but it does not get hot. I have tried everything, checked the breakers, the fuses, all the switches, all the various sources of water including the outside showers. I have checked everything, but still, the water comes out warm, not hot. The water was on before the heater was turned on. As a matter of fact, the water was hot from the sink at night before the shower which came the next morning and then it was warm. I have an appointment with a dealer in two weeks, but wondered if anyone else had this problem. Since posting this problem, I took in the fifth-wheel and got it fixed for free. They said that the thermostat and the element had shorted out. Well, I was glad that the heating problem was fixed. Got the trailer home and found that there is another problem. It leaks water from the point where the drinking water hose attaches to the "kantleak" female portion of the trailer. I called Kantleak, and they don't supply the gasket which I think the problem is. They want to sell me the whole portion of the drinking water which is over $39, not including shipping. I have been to Home Depot, Camping World and two other dealers looking for the gasket I need. Any ideas?
rbp111 02/16/20 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Difference between Yamaha & Honda Inverters

I know that it is not the question, but I like the Honda over the Yamaha because the Honda uses a pump to move the gas. That is opposed to Yamaha which the gas can has to be higher to move the gas.
rbp111 02/14/20 08:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: shopping for new fifth wheel

You may want to look at the 5ers built by Heartland. Specifically the Bighorn or the Elkridge.
rbp111 09/11/19 07:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sacramento to San Diego

My son and his family are moving from Las Vegas to San Diego. While it is a bit shorter to San Diego, I realize the traffic will hold us up. It was a straight shot and easier to go to Vegas. Oh Well. I am retired, and will take my time.
rbp111 09/03/19 09:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Sacramento to San Diego

Thanks profdant. I am convinced that the way heading south is not to take I-5 through LA. You sold me. I will find another way. I think the moderator has a way by taking I-5 to the I-210 and going to the I-15 to San Diego area.
rbp111 09/01/19 09:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Sacramento to San Diego

What is the "best" time to drive thru LA? Heading South on I-5, I would guess that the time would be afternoon, around 1 pm or no later than 3 pm. Heading North, is it around 9am?
rbp111 09/01/19 08:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Sacramento to San Diego

The majority agrees with me. Timmac, I drove I-5 through LA one time with a older and smaller 5er. And never again. I will go to Kramer's junction and take I-15. Timeroll, no I plan on doing it in 2 days. You know I was going to Vegas all the time. My son and his family lived there. Now he is moving to San Diego. It is shorter, but I think longer in time. we will see.
rbp111 08/27/19 07:27am Roads and Routes
Sacramento to San Diego

I want to go from Sacramento to San Diego pulling a 35 ft fifth-wheel. All the maps on the computer say to take I-5 all the way to San Diego. I would prefer not to do that. Would it be easier to get to Bakersfield, take hi-58 to Barstow then take I-15 to San Diego. Or take I-5 to Santa Clarita, then take Hi-14 to Hi-138 to I-15. Or is there another better route?
rbp111 08/25/19 12:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Furrion Back-up Camera

I meant to write they make backup cameras and they make observation cameras.
rbp111 07/30/19 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Furrion Back-up Camera

No. The backup camera merely turns on when you put the tow vehicle in Reverse. The observation camera is on when you have the trailer lights on or when you put the tow vehicle in reverse. I understand what you are saying, but they sell the observation cameras separate from the observation cameras.
rbp111 07/29/19 08:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Furrion Back-up Camera

I just wanted to say that there is a difference between a back-up camera and the observation camera. The difference being that the camera only comes on when you are backing the unit for the back up camera. The observation camera allows you to see people come up the rear of you, in my instance, when the lights are on and when you are backing the unit. Just to make sure Dutchmen understands there is a difference.
rbp111 07/29/19 09:01am General RVing Issues
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