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Old 08-18-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Specs on 831BHSS

Hi all, I recently purchased a used 2007 831BHSS and did not get much info from the old owner on the specs of the holding tanks. I can't seem to find it on the internet or on a forum search either. I have a black, gray, gally, and fresh tank. Does anybody know how many gallons each hold? Thanks for any replies this is my first camper and the family is looking forward to lots of camping, just need to figure out the little things!
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
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Try this link. It's for a 2008, but I don't think things are that different. We are going camping in our 831bhss for the first time this weekend. If you have any questions I can help with, please ask.

I hope this link works.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link and hope you have a good time this weekend. We have only had ours out once since we bought it. Two more questions, do you know what the third switch operates (under the cabinet on left when you walk in the door). I know one operates the stair light and the other operates the outside light but can't figure out the other. And my other question is how do I drain the hot water heater? I'm guessing its the big nut near the bottom of the heater but would like to be clear before I try. Thanks for any replies.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link and hope you have a good time this weekend. We have only had ours out once since we bought it. Two more questions, do you know what the third switch operates (under the cabinet on left when you walk in the door). I know one operates the stair light and the other operates the outside light but can't figure out the other. And my other question is how do I drain the hot water heater? I'm guessing its the big nut near the bottom of the heater but would like to be clear before I try. Thanks for any replies.
does the other switch operate the scare light ? i just sold my 2006 831 bhss
and for the life of me i cannot remember .
also yes the big nut at the bottom will drain your hot water heater .
i drained mine after every trip of camping so that water didnt sit in there for one maybe two weeks and get well scummy .
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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here's a link to the 2007 Flagstaff brochure with the specs:

http://www.ptrv.net/brochures/flagstaff.pdf
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:26 PM   #6
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I had a great time, thanks. My daughter caught her first fish and was very excited.
My three switches control the white outside light, the kitchen light and the amber light by the door. The step light switch is by the entrance to the bedroom.
the 1-1/16th inch plug at the bottom of the water heater will drain it. When you remove it there should be a zinc anode attached.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:05 PM   #7
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I had the same question on mine, we just went on our first camping trip, I had one switch under the cabinet.
after we got set up I notices an amber light outside that I really never noticed, it has a switch which was off.

I turned the switch off and then went in and turned the switch under the cabinet on, the light came on.

so long story short,
switchs under my cabinet on a 2011 831bh.

one switch white outside light
one switch amber outside light
one switch for the interior lights in the main area. if the lights are off in the main area the switch will not turn them on.

hope this helps
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:34 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies. The third switch is the amber outside light I just had a bad bulb. Also I cleaned out my water heater and put in a new anode rod. Hope you all have a nice holiday weekend and thanks for the help!
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