Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
Member
 
Mcindia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Helena, Alabama
Posts: 42
Hearitage Glenn 312QBUD

We just purchased this trailer and the walk around was so fast, he never cover alot of items. One being there is no hot water and I hear everyone say bypass valve, but I can not locate one, does anyone by chance know its location. Thanks !
__________________

__________________
Mcindia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 07:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Flagstaffer06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 246
The BYPASS valve is on the hot water heater itself. Easiest way, locate the hot water heater on the outside and look inside in the same area. Usually behind a cabinet or screwed compartment.

It's located on the plumbing on the back of the hot water heater.

Additionally, you need to know if you are on electric or gas or does it not operate on both.

If your PDI was so quickly rushed that you didn't even get all the items, I'd call the dealer and ask for it again if that's an option.

A thorough PDI should be a few hours and it should go at your pace, not their pace. You need to write a ton of information down and ask alot of questions.

I'm sure someone with the same model will chime in. BYPASS valve seems like the easiest and logical answer but, it could be something else too if that's not the case.

Good luck!
__________________

__________________
2012 Keystone Sprinter
Still sticking around for the good people and advice.
Flagstaffer06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 07:51 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lebanon MO
Posts: 150
When you say no hot water, is there any water present at all? First locate your hot water heater cover on the outside and open it. Using the pop off valve, check if it has water coming from it when lifting handle. If no:

go to the inside of rv. The bypass valve will be at the opposite end from the pop off valve inside. Most likely in a cabinet. You will most likely have to remove a panel in the cabinet to get to the hot water heater from the inside. There will be three valves, water in, water out, bypass. open water in, water out, close bypass.

If yes: check for electrical switch on lower left corner and turn on.

Please note: DO NOT turn on electrical switch if water is not present in the hot water heater.
__________________
Flagstaff 8528 ckss fiver
2008 Ford f350 dually 4x4 desiel
racerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 08:06 PM   #4
Member
 
Mcindia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Helena, Alabama
Posts: 42
Thanks for the info. There is water present but it is not hot. Tank was full and switch on
__________________
Mcindia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 08:10 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lebanon MO
Posts: 150
Did you open up all your hot water faucets and let run? Kitchen, bathroom sink, shower. You may get some air at first, after running a short period are you getting any warm, hot water? Was the water warm, hot at the pop off valve?
If still no hot water, check your breaker box for a tripped breaker in RV.
__________________
Flagstaff 8528 ckss fiver
2008 Ford f350 dually 4x4 desiel
racerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 08:12 PM   #6
Member
 
Mcindia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Helena, Alabama
Posts: 42
Did let run for sometime in shower never got hot
__________________
Mcindia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 08:13 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
heavynlori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,068
Our friend had similar problem on their brand new Sabre - found it to be a defective backflow preventer - just a suggestion


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
heavynlori is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 08:15 PM   #8
Member
 
Mcindia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Helena, Alabama
Posts: 42
Thanks! I called the dealer to have them look at it.
__________________
Mcindia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 08:15 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
heavynlori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,068
Is switch on heater itself OUTSIDE as well as breaker on panel inside too?
Our dealer turned ours off on purpose so we knew where to find both when needed - part of PDI


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
heavynlori is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 08:19 PM   #10
Member
 
Mcindia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Helena, Alabama
Posts: 42
They did show us that, but not
Much more. Our first trip was an experience, but that is how you learn and with all the help from the good people on this forum I am sure we will get it together
__________________

__________________
Mcindia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 03:26 AM.