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Old 09-25-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Question A Few Questions From a Newbie

I just purchase our first TT, which is a 2009 Rockwood 8296ss, and I a have several questions that the dealer did not cover. I hope someone here can help me out.

1) There are two levers side by side for the black and grey tanks...which one is for which?

2) Specs say this model has a water heater bypass... looked everywhere and can't find cutoff valves. Any suggestions?

3) There seems to be some sort of a knob, screw or something similar to what you use to lower a spare tire from a vehicle, behind the front steps. Does anyone know what this is for?

Any help or just plain advice would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to your feedback.

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Old 09-25-2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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1) The one on the larger pipe is usually for the black water.
2) Most often located at the back of the water heater, which may be concealed by a removable panel.
3) Don't have a clue! Post picture.

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Old 09-25-2008, 10:16 PM   #3
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1. agree...big pipe is for black tank.
2. My water heater bypass was behind a panel under the stove.
3. I don't know about this either.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:19 PM   #4
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Under belly is covered, can't see anythiing but outlet pipe... Ill try to post a photo of the third item.

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Old 09-25-2008, 11:25 PM   #5
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For your water heater bypass it is right behind your water heater you have to remove the partition inside rear storage i think there are 3 screws and the bypass is right there, I believe the first lever is for black tank it should be marked and i will have to look and see if i have that knob/ screw thingy on mine
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:32 AM   #6
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As for the black and grey. Because your unit is new its easy and somewhat safe to do this. Take water hose and run it in either the sink or toilet (just one) once you have some water in the holding tank go out and pull one of the valves to see what comes out. I put a small piece of black and gray tape by the handles so I would not forget which was which.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:40 AM   #7
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Knob Behind Steps

The knob behind the steps is used to open and close the slideout manually. There is a hand crank wrench that fits the knob. It is kind of like the wrench used for stabilizer jacks. It will take a very long time to open and close manually, but great to have if slide motor goes out.
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Thanks to all for all the great info!!!
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:42 AM   #10
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Welcome Scott!!
Looks like you got your answers ;-)

May I suggest you make up a signature??
Nothing real personal or anything but a first name or handle,
type of trailer, type of tow vehicle, any other stuff you want to brag about
and maybe city, state.....

It just feels better when we're typin' back and forth if we have a "feel" for
the person on the other end.

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