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Old 12-31-2021, 11:19 PM   #2021
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After winterizing the water system is there a way to turn off the gas to the instant hwh or pull the fuse?

I noticed that the red light on the switch is still illuminated.

Cheers and happy ny!
Hi Roadrunner, I use the switch yukongrant pictured during usual storage but during very low temps (like Im experiencing right now) I leave it ON having read: "If you wish to operate the water heater in potentially freezing conditions the model GSWH-2 has a built in thermostat that will start the burner whenever the temperature of the Heat Exchanger falls below 38F and will automatically shutoff when it senses a temperature in excess of 58 F". AND "To allow the Antifreeze Device to operate you must have sufficient LP Gas in the tank and12VDC power available and you must leave the unit powered with the ON / OFF switch in the ON position at all times that freezing may occur. It will not protect the entire RV's plumbing system." Fingers crossed nothing ruptures next trip out. Happy NYE! Nancy
source: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/11...ts-Gswh-2.html

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Old 01-02-2022, 05:27 PM   #2022
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Thanks for the info, I used compressed (under 50 psi) air to clear water out of the system.

Good info on the antifreeze option.

I assume that you should have the hwh off if there is no water in the system. Didn't see any specific info on that.

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Old 01-02-2022, 05:55 PM   #2023
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I assume that you should have the hwh off if there is no water in the system. Didn't see any specific info on that.

Cheers!
That's my understanding also. As Nancy noted, there's an automatic frost protection system for the heater "IF YOU WISH TO OPERATE THE WATER HEATER" in colder temps. It starts the heater once temps drop below 38. If the heater is drained, it would be heating dry pipes - not a good idea.
I use the pink stuff after I blow out the lines. The pink stuff will boil and lose its effectiveness if heated. So I turn it off when I store our rig and turn it back on once I flush all the lines.
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Old 01-03-2022, 02:33 AM   #2024
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Hi, I'm new to forums and new to RVing. We are considering purchasing the Gemini due to the size. Would those who have owned and camped in it recommend it to others like me?
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Old 01-03-2022, 04:05 AM   #2025
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Would those who have owned and camped in it recommend it to others like me?
We like our 23TR. The size works for us. Easy to drive. Good for 2 (and a big dog.)
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Old 01-14-2022, 05:38 PM   #2026
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1000Watt inverter setup for limited use purposes

Hello All,


Has anyone installed an inverter for limited use?


I purchased a 1000w/2k peak, that I want to use for powering up a coffee maker etc when over night stays in truck stops where we are not using the slide out or generator.


Was thinking some type of quick connect connectors where I could connect it to the house batteries under the steps.


Since I have 2@ 12v batteries under the steps, would I connect the neg lead to one batteries neg term and the pos lead to the other batteries + term?


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Old 01-14-2022, 05:50 PM   #2027
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I would check the wattage of your coffee maker, most of them are 1500 watts and you only have a 1000 watt inverter, the surge is only for a start up mode not running. When we are not using power we use an old style perculator and a butane burner (my model has an induction cooktop) to make coffee.
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Old 01-14-2022, 07:20 PM   #2028
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I agree with Coveman. I thought I would do the same thing for the same reasons (there are no campgrounds with hookups on our way to the south every year). I even bought an inverter. Tested it. Even though it was a relatively big inverter, it would not run the coffee maker. I gave up and went with a French press coffee maker - boiling the water on the stovetop. It works well for us.
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Old 01-14-2022, 08:07 PM   #2029
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Thanks for the info!


I checked the coffee maker (2 cup maker) and its 900 watts.


I'll test it out before adding it to the RV.


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Old 01-22-2022, 09:51 PM   #2030
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Question New to me 2017 Gemini 23tr!

So excited to be back in the RV community!
I have a question for owners of the 23TR, which I've named "Sturmfrei-Da" Freida for short.
I can not for the life of me figure out the pedestal table leg. It has a small slot at the bottom end, which does not turn to anchor the table. How in the world do you get this table tp stay in place?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:54 AM   #2031
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So excited to be back in the RV community!
I have a question for owners of the 23TR, which I've named "Sturmfrei-Da" Freida for short.
I can not for the life of me figure out the pedestal table leg. It has a small slot at the bottom end, which does not turn to anchor the table. How in the world do you get this table tp stay in place?
Thanks in advance!
The cylindrical post has an open end (where the table rests) and a closed end (which fits into the dohickie bolted to the floor). In the center of the closed end is a “tooth” that grabs the dohickie. First, however, you need to advance the tooth out of the closed end. It might be stuck, but with gentle persuasion, the tooth will unscrew and leave a gap between it and the closed end. When you have a gap of 1/2 - 3/4 inch, gently put the post down into the dohickie. The post should be vertical. Gently turn the post. You should feel the tooth spin with the post and lock into place. Continue to turn the post clockwise and the trapped post will cinch down onto the dohickie. Once you have done it, the process will be easy. Good luck.
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