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Old 05-06-2019, 06:00 PM   #1
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Water heater switch location

I recently purchased a 2001 National Islander and can't find the switch to turn water heater to electric. Also.. how do you determine where to place boards for leveling arms? Sorry I'm old and its easier to ask, then hunt & pick. Lol
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What brand of water heater?
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Our 1999 National RV Tradewinds has an Attwood water heater. It came from the factory as LP-Gas only (no electric heat element installed or wired). I suspect that may also be the case for your Islander. An RV technician should be able to "upgrade" your heater to add electric heat.
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On our 2000 Tropical with a 6 gallon Atwood water heater the switch is on top of the electric box accessible under the sink. This box is attached to the back of the water heater. If you have a 10 gallon heater it may be in the same location. Regarding the leveling jacks I would strongly recommend using jack pads that are rated for at least 1/2 the total weight of your RV, wooden boards can split. The surface under the jack pads should be as flat as possible and squarely in alignment with the jacks.
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2003 and prior Atwood used separate controls fr electric and propane (2004 and newer ...combined controls)


Combo units the On/Off Switch for electric heat element is located on backside of WH Tank on protective cover under which is the electric element & set of 120V AC t-stats for electric heating


2 top diagrams....2004/newer models
2 middle & bottom diagrams....2003/older models
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