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Old 01-05-2010, 09:42 PM   #11
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Doc,

The water heater by-pass is a standard feature on the SP189 Surveyor.



Note the dead space below the ward robe door. Access to the by-pass valves are located behind a panel. Most likely the ward robe has a false floor, or as mjones12 stated, a panel below the doors.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:45 PM   #12
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Doctort44: My 186 sport, which is very much like yours without the slideout, has a panel just below the wardrobe doors that comes off with four screws. They are dark-colored screws and hard to see. Once the screws are removed, the entire panel comes out to reveal the bypass valve.
Thanks. I'll take another look next time Maybe I overlooked it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:27 AM   #13
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If there is a panel with screws, and the bypass valve is there, put velcrio on the back of the panel and then throw the screws away. After removing and replacing the screws a couple of times, the holes will be stripped out. Then buy a small knob that is similar to the ones used in your camper and install it on the panel to make it easy to take it off and on. I did this to tha panel that covers the water pump and the one for the water heater on my 192T. It saves a lot of horsing around when you winterize or get it ready in the spring.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:19 AM   #14
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If there is a panel with screws, and the bypass valve is there, put velcrio on the back of the panel and then throw the screws away. After removing and replacing the screws a couple of times, the holes will be stripped out. Then buy a small knob that is similar to the ones used in your camper and install it on the panel to make it easy to take it off and on. I did this to tha panel that covers the water pump and the one for the water heater on my 192T. It saves a lot of horsing around when you winterize or get it ready in the spring.
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Good idea. Love that Velcro!! Thanks
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If there is a panel with screws, and the bypass valve is there, put velcrio on the back of the panel and then throw the screws away. After removing and replacing the screws a couple of times, the holes will be stripped out. Then buy a small knob that is similar to the ones used in your camper and install it on the panel to make it easy to take it off and on. I did this to tha panel that covers the water pump and the one for the water heater on my 192T. It saves a lot of horsing around when you winterize or get it ready in the spring.
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That IS a great idea. Thanks. I'm definitely going to do it.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:28 PM   #16
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I finally had time to get over to where we store the RV. It does have screws on the panel below the wardrobe to access the bypass on the back of the water heater. Next time we take it out, I'll put on the Velcro and install a knob to make it easily removable. Thanks for all the input from everyone.
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Here's another update. When I took off the panel below the wardrobe, I found that, not only is the back of the water heater there with the bypass valves, but the pump is there as well. The dealer had told me that the pump was below the bathroom cabinet. I guess I need to take off that panel below the cabinet and see whats there.
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Was the bypass valve cracked open ???
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Here's another update. When I took off the panel below the wardrobe, I found that, not only is the back of the water heater there with the bypass valves, but the pump is there as well. The dealer had told me that the pump was below the bathroom cabinet. I guess I need to take off that panel below the cabinet and see whats there.
Just proves my point that these dealers don't know squat in most cases about the rigs they sell. At least you're getting aquainted with where everything is and thats a good thing.
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Was the bypass valve cracked open ???
No it wasn't.
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