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Old 04-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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1984 Fleetwood Southwind Water Heater

Have a 1984 Fleetwood Southwind. The water heater is an Atwood “remote start” 6 gallon. I need the model number. Label is missing. Also need to know where the 12 volt power is fed from. Can’t get power to it. Put a “hound dog” on the wire but no luck. Ran a jumper to the heater from the battery and the heater started right up and got the water hot but keep heating until I removed the jumper. This is a gas model. Good news is that it is about 75 outside and the sun is shinning.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Rodney, this may be a stupid question, but did you check the switch to see if you have power to it?

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Have a 1984 Fleetwood Southwind. The water heater is an Atwood “remote start” 6 gallo

Yes. No power. Wire leaves the switch and I can only follow it until it goes behind the cook stove. Get the hound dog signal in and out of the switch but that is as far as I can trace it.
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OK, another stupid question. Have you checked all the fuses? The circuit is going to be fused somewhere
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OK, another stupid question. Have you checked all the fuses? The circuit is going to be fused somewhere
Checked all fuses that I know about. Don't know where it is fed from. Assume from house batteries. Just looking for someone that might still owe one of these models. Not a switch labeled in this old hot rod. Found fuses on the firewall in front of the engine. None were labeled water heater. Pulled all and checked if the were good. Next option is to bull in a new wire.
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Still need a model number. Need to figure out what regulates the temperature to shut down the heater.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:42 PM   #7
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I was trying to find something out on the water heater. I down loaded the 1984 Southwind manual. Here's a link to it in case you don't have one.
http://fleetwoodrv.com/partsandservi..._SOUTHWIND.pdf
Sorry but the WH model # wasn't there.
Maybe a call to FW might get you an answer. It's an outside shot but here's their # 800-322-8216.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:01 AM   #8
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Still need a model number. Need to figure out what regulates the temperature to shut down the heater.
My water heater in my 1989 Southwind is a model G6A-6E. Yours could be an earlier revision model such as a 3E or 4E. The ECO therostats would control the temperature of the unit.

Here is a link for the manual.
http://www.atwoodmobile.com/manuals/...2011.19.07.pdf

Parts list link.
http://www.laurelhurstdistributors.c...wood_elec.html
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Ok il try you fuse is directly over the battery's labeled DSI is the switch over the fridge PM me ill get you my number I have a 1985 28 foot ill be home about 5:30
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If you don't get an answer by this weekend, I can look at mine as I have an '84 Southwind Eagle. It's not kept at the house, otherwise I'd get it sooner.
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My water heater in my 1989 Southwind is a model G6A-6E. Yours could be an earlier revision model such as a 3E or 4E. The ECO therostats would control the temperature of the unit.

Here is a link for the manual.
http://www.atwoodmobile.com/manuals/...2011.19.07.pdf

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Laurelhurst Distributors Parts Breakdown - Atwood Water Heaters
Thanks! Looks like that is the model. Still looking where it is fed from.
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Did you see my post I looked yesterday fed off house battery then thru a buss bar in the fuse box look above the battery's there will be fuses behind the plastic cover its marked DSI
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Did you see my post I looked yesterday fed off house battery then thru a buss bar in the fuse box look above the battery's there will be fuses behind the plastic cover its marked DSI
Found It. Will trace down the circuit In the morning and let you know what I find. Fuse looks good but don't mean it is. Will pull fuse and hook up hound dog and see where it leads me.
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sounds good keep in mind there is 3 batterys there emitting gases i had problems there from corrosion
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