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Old 07-11-2019, 07:27 AM   #11
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Iíd use the outside 120 volt switch to make sure the water heater is off when getting ready to store for periods of time , etc

And on units without in command most only have the outside switch as a means to control operation of 120 heating element.

I turn mine off every time I disconnect from an RV site. That way itís off and I wonít accidentally risk burnin out the heating element.
yea, at this point I reckon I dont see the whole point of it on the in command system anyway if you have to go out and turn it on when you get there and turn it off when you (like I do) ..Well shal say like I prefer to do.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:45 AM   #12
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Yup in my opinion too easy to fat finger it via in Command. Personally I donít like the In command system and glad my model Alpine has manual switches for everything.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:06 AM   #13
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New technology is always difficult for many. I have in-command and I love it.

There are pros and cons, yes. Like anything else.

But we all need to get use to it, it's coming to every RV near you.

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Old 07-11-2019, 08:36 AM   #14
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yea, at this point I reckon I dont see the whole point of it on the in command system anyway if you have to go out and turn it on when you get there and turn it off when you (like I do) ..Well shal say like I prefer to do.
The "point of it" as it pertains to the water heater and switch is that the component (water heater) is not exclusive to only trailers that have the "In-command system" installed. That water heater is an "industry standard" water heater, used on multiple trailers, many without "In-command" where the switch is the ONLY way to control the electric function....

Until Suburban and Atwood build a water heater "specifically for the In-Command system" the use of a component with multiple applications will mandate that the switch be present, even if it's not used, so the component will still work with other applications.....

It's sort of like "why is there a plug for heated mirrors on my truck. I don't have heated mirrors... The plug is there because it's cheaper to build one wiring harness for the vehicle and not use certain features of that harness rather than have 4 or 5 or more "versions" depending on specific vehicle requirements.....
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:27 AM   #15
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yea, at this point I reckon I dont see the whole point of it on the in command system anyway if you have to go out and turn it on when you get there and turn it off when you (like I do) ..Well shal say like I prefer to do.
You don't have to use the outside switch each time you want to use the WH. I turn my outside switch off when I drain the WH and turn it on when I fill it - which is usually once (each) per season. During trips, I use the iN-Command controller to turn on/off the WH selecting gas, electric or both as the need arises.

Don't over complicate it.
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