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Old 10-19-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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00 Solaris 2363 electric hot water?

We have owned four Sunlines, we just bought a 2000 2363 that was about to sent out for whole sale. We cannot find the switch to use the electric hot water heater. Only wall plate for the gas ignition. Has circut breaker for electric but still can't find the switch. Can anyone out there help us?
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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On my 02 2363 there is a hole in the bed platform under the matress, just above the water heater. You can reach through and find the metal electrical juntion box of the heater. On top of the junction box is a small on/off switch for the water heater.

If your hand is as big as mine, I find it is just as easy to flip up the bed and go under to the switch. For some reason, mine had a round sticky pad over the switch which made it hard to find or at least easy to overlook. If you have been looking for the switch the same could be on yours.

Hope you will like your 2363 coach as much as we do.

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Old 10-20-2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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Thanks, we love our 2363

We will go and check that option out, we were Halloween camping this weekend and we used the gas wall switch. But all Solaris come with gas/electric heaters, so spending the wkend crawling around looking for that electric switch was frustrating. We plan to take our little Sunline to Mrytle Beach next summer, gas prices, or no gas prices. I think the layout will work fine for us and the puppies. Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:08 PM   #4
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Found it!

Thanks MM,
It was right where you said it would be, I lifted the bed and there was a hole right above it. We have some floor work to do in the 2363, it has a soft spot right under the front left window. But only giving $4K for it, I think we got a good deal. Came all the way back from NJ on the ferry with the ole girl last Tues. We could see that someone had already placed new wood over the area right near the door. The inside is just like new, all but a window leak, hopefully fixed. There is new caulking around the door and the window. We love the layout of this one. Thanks for your quick reply. We camp down to OC MD. with the former Sunline manager, Herb Testor. He stays there seasonal. We can get some ideas from him if needed. Can't wait till the next trip out.
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Now a 00' 2363 Sunline going round again with 4 Yorkies, 1 Lab/pittie, 1 Shih Tzus going a campin'.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:30 PM   #5
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Paper holder where?

Okay, one more big question, in the 2363 where is the bathroom toliet paper holder location? I know.....sounds funny. But there is very little wall room in this place. No one ever put one in, and this one is already eight yrs old. So I just had to ask........gonna have to take care of that problem.
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Now a 00' 2363 Sunline going round again with 4 Yorkies, 1 Lab/pittie, 1 Shih Tzus going a campin'.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:40 PM   #6
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Boy Jim,
I had to LOL when I read your question about the TP holder. Just this weekend I installed one for the first time in our coach. It has only been 5 years of trying to fiqure out where to put one. We usually just placed it inside the cabinet where the outside shower is.
What I did was to buy the same type of paper towel holder that is installed in the kitchen. I got it from Stoltzfus in Adamstown pa. They were the closest dealer to the sunline plant and still has some parts, etc. I just screwed a TP holder to the bottom of the wooden towel holder placed on the right side wall of the counter. We have discussed (argued) for so long where to put it. DW did not want it on the door. I didn't want it on the wall. It has been a battle , but that was our solution.
As far as the floor I wish you good fotune and hope you don't get into too much damage. Search on this site as other have done great work in floor repairs.
I too have camped in your neck of the woods. My signature photo was from Asseteague!!
That is great to know about your conection with Herb Testor @ Sunline. Be sure to pick his brain and share with us.
Also check out the M&G at Bottonwood Pa. Would love to have another 2363 join us.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:51 PM   #7
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I have seen the TP holder mounted on the "inside" of the cabinet door, then you just leave the paper hang out over the top of the door. Seemed like it works pretty well.

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Old 10-23-2008, 09:15 AM   #8
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I found a freestanding paper towel holder (dowel rod coming up from a piece of wood about 5x5x1 inch thick) at a craft show. It has another 5x5 piece of wood standing up in front of base that has pine trees on it -- had to buy it since the 1997 Sunline logo has pine trees (LOL). I just velcroed it to the counter on the right of the sink. It's tall enough to hold 2 rolls of paper or the dowel could be cut shorter.

We are pretty new to camping with a trailer (only 4 times so far) but we really enjoy our Sunline . We've fought to light the water heater to run on propane each time. Any chance we can run it on electric too?
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:38 AM   #9
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Clueless,

Might be best to start a new topic and tell us about your Sunline, including the year and model number will help a great deal. Then the "wiz-kids" on this group will surely be able to help you

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Old 10-23-2008, 06:49 PM   #10
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Hi and welcome to the happy Sunline campers!!!
Yep, you can run the hot water heater both on electric and gas at the same time if you want to. We use electric as much as we can so we can conserve the propane for the fall winter nights!!!! What model do you have? We hunted for the past four yrs for a homeless unloved Sunline, and we found one two weeks ago on the Internet. We were just so excited to bring her home on the Lewes/Cape May Ferry. That paper towel idea is a good one, and so is using the inside cabinet, all of our Sunlines had the paper holder in there, but this is the first model we had where there is no room to open the doors once you are in there LOL!!!! Now I feel good knowing I was not loosing my mind trying to solve the puzzle. Leaving the paper out over the top I would not have thought of. Now on to better things right?????
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:39 AM   #11
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We have a 1997 T-2363. How would you run water heater on gas and electric at the same time? (If ours can even run on electric) Does it switch over to electric automatically like the refrigerator?
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I wouldn't see the point in running both gas and electric on the water heater at the same time. You could need HW just after setting up and run it on gas for a quick heat and then switch over to electric to maintain heat.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:28 PM   #13
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Run both gas and electric

Clueless Campers,
Its easy to run on both, lots of large families do it so the kids can line up without much recoup time on the heater. The electric is controlled by one switch either on the walll or under a cabinet or bed, the gas is usually on the wall, running both gives you quick reheat on a 6 gallon tank. When the extra water is not needed, just cut off one or the other.
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