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Old 01-21-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Angry Hot water problem

Hi all,

I've been an owner of a palomino maverick m2902 since late 2012 and. I've had a large number of challenges with the unit since day one, the last issue lead to the floor being completely changed following a black / grey water issue. However, I'm now back on the road again, but I have a small problem that I can't seen to understand, I'm only an engineer supporting the Royal Air Force for a 5 year tour.

The problem is, I think it came apparent following a RV company winterising the unit, but now when I run the hot water, it's hot for about 5 seconds and then it runs luke warm, anyone got any ideas.

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Old 01-21-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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Bypass valve on back of water heater is possibly open?
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:39 PM   #3
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Here how the valves should be:by-pass valve is middle one and should be closed.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:49 PM   #4
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Thanks very much I'll see if this is the problem, it sounds promising.

Thanks again, I'll post tomorrow if problem is resolved.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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Hi Jon, the bypass valves are the most likely culprit.

However, not being real familiar with the truck campers , if you have an indoor or outdoor shower, you need to also check to make sure the valves are turned off (and not just the shower wand itself ).

If the indoor and/or outdoor shower valves are left on, but the handheld wand is turned off...it also allows the cold and hot water to mix......and you will get the same result you are experiencing
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:14 PM   #6
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Hi All,

Thanks for all your responses, I checked the bypass valve, and you were spot on, the valve was open.......I'll power up the water heater this weekend to see if the problem is fixed.

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Old 01-22-2014, 09:55 PM   #7
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Hi All,

Thanks for all your responses, I checked the bypass valve, and you were spot on, the valve was open.......I'll power up the water heater this weekend to see if the problem is fixed.

Thanks Again

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Glad to hear Jon, and thanks for the follow up. That's one thing we really ask of all members is to post the final solution to your questions if known. That way, others who may have a similar problem in the future, and are searching the forums, may see the problem and the solution......as well as letting the members who offered their suggestions know their advice is applicable.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:59 PM   #8
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Helped me, and I'm just lookin' lol
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