Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2015, 11:20 PM   #61
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Posts: 88
KJ, I saw your question about the water heater bypass on the other forum. Yes, it is under the fridge and all you need to do is remove the 6 screws. I keep a small rechargeable screwdriver in the motor home with the correct bit and can pop the panel and switch the valves pretty fast. I also marked the back of the panel which side went up so I would always be hitting the same drill holes. There are 3 valves that you turn in order to bypass the water heater. One is not easily visible. Turn all 3 the opposite of the way they are now and you will have bypassed the water heater. Now just make sure your water heater electric switch is flipped to off. I also flip the breaker for the W/H off in the electrical panel by the steps as an additional safety measure.
__________________

__________________
Rocket City Gary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 11:41 AM   #62
Senior Member
 
KJcachers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 314
10-4!
__________________

__________________
Jason and Karen
2015 Forester 3051S
2016 Ford Fiesta-Toad

https://www.visitedstatesmap.com/image/NCTNVAsm.jpg
KJcachers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 05:43 PM   #63
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,139
One other valve is behind that panel also, its the shut off valve for the ice maker, its the little white push/pull valve. If its turned off the ice maker will not work.
__________________
2014 Forester 3051s
2016 Nissan Pathfinder SL
2012 Sonic toad
wana65stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 05:50 PM   #64
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Posts: 88
Wow, I have never seen the ice maker cutoff and didn't know it was there. I have always just slid up the arm within the freezer to cut off the ice maker. I will definitely look for it the next time I go to my unit in storage. Thanks. After 2 years I'm still learning stuff.
__________________
Rocket City Gary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 06:02 PM   #65
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,139
Hey Rocket , you use the breaker to turn your electric portion of the water heater on/off ? I have just used the switch at the tank .
__________________
2014 Forester 3051s
2016 Nissan Pathfinder SL
2012 Sonic toad
wana65stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 06:03 PM   #66
Senior Member
 
KJcachers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by wana65stang View Post
One other valve is behind that panel also, its the shut off valve for the ice maker, its the little white push/pull valve. If its turned off the ice maker will not work.

Good to know! Thanks!
__________________
Jason and Karen
2015 Forester 3051S
2016 Ford Fiesta-Toad

https://www.visitedstatesmap.com/image/NCTNVAsm.jpg
KJcachers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 06:07 PM   #67
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Posts: 88
I use both the breaker and the switch at the tank. It is like a double safety measure for me to ensure I don't turn on the heater without water in it, since I have gotten a little senile. Ha! The breaker for the water heater is the only one I have ever flipped on and off in the breaker box.
__________________
Rocket City Gary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015, 09:42 PM   #68
Senior Member
 
KJcachers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by wana65stang View Post
One other valve is behind that panel also, its the shut off valve for the ice maker, its the little white push/pull valve. If its turned off the ice maker will not work.

Found it but how do you winterize the ice maker? Looks like they ran the ice maker with antifreeze in the lines but how do you then clean it in the spring? Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1450320140.095004.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	48.3 KB
ID:	96321
__________________
Jason and Karen
2015 Forester 3051S
2016 Ford Fiesta-Toad

https://www.visitedstatesmap.com/image/NCTNVAsm.jpg
KJcachers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015, 09:44 PM   #69
Senior Member
 
KJcachers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 314
And this looks proper for the bypass valves to me. Tank drain is open so it must be right. We pressurized the system with the water pump during the PDI and the pump shutoff so I'm assuming no leaks. They must have dumped antifreeze into the fresh tank for winterizing instead of pumping direct from the jugs.Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1450320293.745433.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	69.4 KB
ID:	96322
__________________
Jason and Karen
2015 Forester 3051S
2016 Ford Fiesta-Toad

https://www.visitedstatesmap.com/image/NCTNVAsm.jpg
KJcachers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2015, 04:07 PM   #70
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Creativepart View Post
Just a warning that you're going to love your new Forester an abnormal amount. And this will lead to wanting to go on extended trips all the time. Plus friends and neighbors will be jealous when they see your RV in the drive getting loaded for yet another new trip.

I know that everyone thinks their RV is the best, but the 3051S is far and away the best floor plan available in this size and price range.
Agree wholeheartedly!!!
__________________

__________________
SkipnTerri is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
305

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 AM.