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Old 09-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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99 tropical water heater

hi folks i just purchased a 99 national tropical 36' and has no manual.Can anyone tell me how i can turn on waterheater and witch inlet is for city water ? thanks

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Old 09-26-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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Make sure the heater is full of water first and that if there is a winterising bypass fitted, the bypass valve is off. Turn on hot faucets until water stops sputtering.

BTW if your heater has an electrode fitted, might pay to check the condition and replace it if necessary.

Might also pay to remove the drain plug and give it a good flush out with a hose before putting it into use.

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thank you Tony Lee for ur help will try this weekend and c what happens.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:52 AM   #4
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If your water heater is a ATWOOD and that is what Nationaal RV used it will not have anode rod installed, not required.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:42 AM   #5
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i got the water heater running works good thanks to all. Now how does the atwood furnce turn on ?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:55 AM   #6
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i got the water heater running works good thanks to all. Now how does the atwood furnce turn on ?
You should have a digital thermostat on the passageway wall for both cool and heat. Make sure the propane tank is on, then switch over to heat and readjust the set point above the coach's internal temperature. Furnace should eventually come on. If not, then an inspection is in order for the unit and may only have a clogged line problem, especially is it hasn't been used in a while. Mine is seldom used, but always seems to start right up.
If you have shore power available, it's more practical to use a few ceramic space heaters for comfort. Even with going down the road when the gen set is running.
We're seldom in that kind of climate and avoid it at all cost, especially if it might bring on an onslaught of the white stuff from the sky.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #7
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I'd suggest you write down manufacturer, model #, serial # of all systems in your RV. Then Google each company and download manuals for each system. You'll find a wealth of information for almost every part. What you don't find on line, ask here - lots of experience and information to share.


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