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Old 04-14-2019, 03:17 PM   #1
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Help. Hot water and galley tank.

Loving my brand new 2019 salem 31kqbts but I am new to this and I'm so confused. Our camper is permanently parked and we used it this weekend. At first had hot water and then went to clean some dishes and no hot water. Don't have a control on our propane so we figured we were out. Looked at our manual and saw that also runs on electric( don't remember our walk thru guy telling us this) flipped switch took a hot very quick shower 2 minutes. Next shower cold. What are we doing wrong! Second what in the world is the gallery tank? Got fresh, black , and grey down pat, but the galley tank never changes. Help. Never owner a trailer before and trying to learn. Thanks for your feedback
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:26 PM   #2
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Loving my brand new 2019 salem 31kqbts but I am new to this and I'm so confused. Our camper is permanently parked and we used it this weekend. At first had hot water and then wentvtonclean some dishes and no hot water. Don't have a control on our propane so we figured we were out. Looked at our manual and saw that also runs on electric( don't remember our walk thru guy telling us this) flipped switch took a hot very quick shower 2 minutes. Next shower cold. What are we doing wrong! Second what in the world is the gallery tank? Got fresh, black , and grey down pat, but the gallery tank never changes. Help. Never owner a trailer before and trying to learn. Thanks for your feedback
Re: hot water -- I suspect your water heater bypass valve is in the wrong position which allows cold water to mix with hot before getting to the shower.



The galley (not gallery) tank catches waste water from your kitchen sink.
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:32 PM   #3
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You probably have 2 gray tanks as I do. Gages don't always work. You should find 3 gate valves. 1 gray, 1 galley and 1 black. Galley is kitchen. You can keep the grays open when on sewer but keep the black closed except to dump.
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Re: hot water -- I suspect your water heater bypass valve is in the wrong position which allows cold water to mix with hot before getting to the shower.



The galley (not gallery) tank catches waste water from your kitchen sink.
Here is the water tank... if I'm correct we dont have a bypass valve..
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Here is the water tank... if I'm correct we dont have a bypass valve..
handles are on the bottom of the white TEE's.
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I suspect at least one of those two valves is a 3-way valve. Have you tried to turn either valve to keep water from flowing through the white hose (the bypass hose)?
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Wrong pix ...the lines indicate the hand direction...
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We're so confused..lol... I hope we didnt screw anything up or ruin the heater or elements...
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You should be fine. Just turn the handles to the appropriate orientation and carry on. As long as there is water in the tank you didnít ruin anything.
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Wrong pix ...the lines indicate the hand direction...

If your handles are facing the tank as you stated, then that is correct for normal use, as shown in this pic below.








This thread explains such:


NO (OR LUKEWARM) HOT WATER -Please read first


Let me think on your problem just a bit and reread your posts
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