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Old 05-20-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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Is it necessary to have the generator operating to have the hydro-hot unit work correctly while dry camping? If not, what is the draw on the batteries? If the generator is operating will the electric heater work in the hydro-hot?

I had some eratic behavior while dry camping and am trying to figure out why.
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Is it necessary to have the generator operating to have the hydro-hot unit work correctly while dry camping? If not, what is the draw on the batteries? If the generator is operating will the electric heater work in the hydro-hot?

I had some eratic behavior while dry camping and am trying to figure out why.
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:48 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I had some eratic behavior while dry camping and am trying to figure out why. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I ALSO HAVE THAT PROBLEM BUT I TAKE PILLS FOR IT. HA!

You should have no problem running HydroHot while dry camping. The generator is not necessary when in the diesel mode. I think the unit has a 20 amp fuse so the max current draw will be something less than that. Also, the generator will supply power to the electric heating element.

What eratic behavior is the HydroHot exhibiting?
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It will depend on how cold it is and how many batteries you gave. You do not need AC power to run the diesel burner but both the burner and circulating pumps run on 12 volts. If it's really cold and you are running fairly non-stop it will take a toll on your batteries. With 4 batteries you may or may not have an issue. My coach came with 8 but it also has a residential fridge. Ideally, you'd have an Automatic Generator Start installed so that if the batteries got low, the genset would start up to recharge them.
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When I returned home I did some further checking of the Hydro-hot unit and found that the low tank level cutoff light was on. The fluid level in the boiler is to the top and the over flow bottle is filled to the correct level. I turned off the chassis batteries and the light went out. After turning the batteries back on I tried to light up the Hydro-hot and the low level light came back on and the unit would not turn on. Any suggestions?
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Jerry this happened to us last December. We contacted hydro-hot and they instructed us on how to bypass the low level shut off. We then had service to correct the problem. We were fine with the bypass for 6 weeks until we got someone for service.
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