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Old 11-24-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
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Help - Water Heater Bypass 290RLT

We are de-winterizing and can't locate the water heater bypass valves. We would love some hot water. Stuck in Louisville KY with wind gusts to 40 mph. Thanks for any help.
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Old 11-24-2014, 12:59 PM   #2
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Directly "behind" water heater.

They "may" have to be accessed via a panel from the inside.

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Old 11-24-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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Open the basement cargo door on the driver side of the RV. You will need to remove the panel behind the water connections. The valves will not be easy to reach. There is not an access from the inside.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:46 PM   #4
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Prime Time is correct ^^^^ on that information

I have to climb in ours to reach it BARELY with my short female arm !! Not enough room in there for DH to climb in there so I get that task !!!

They have since changed to putting it inside the docking center now but ours was an early 2014 before they finally changed it 😉
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:34 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. Found the valves. You are right one needs to hire a small child to get to anything back there. What were they thinking??? Oops guess they weren't.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:15 PM   #6
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Ours is in the same place on our 2014 295RST. I winterize and de-winterize about 10 to 15 times per year (we use our water system when winter camping), and it is a bit of a stretch to reach them, but once you get used to it, it's not all that bad. I am going to trim the luan wall back a bit to make access easier.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:37 AM   #7
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Has anyone installed 12v solenoid valves replacing the 3 manual valves?
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:50 AM   #8
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Has anyone installed 12v solenoid valves replacing the 3 manual valves?
That's interesting. But wouldn't you need 3 valves? I guess two could be on 1 switch but the bypass would have to be on it's own, Am I correct on that?
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My post does not say 2 valves. It states 3.
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My post does not say 2 valves. It states 3.
Your right I misread that.
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