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Old 04-30-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Hot Water Heater--Help !

My husband and I just bought are RV and are getting it ready for travel and we can not find the hot water heater. We have a 5th wheel. We have looked all over. Any suggestions as to where it could be.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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Omg the dealer didn't show you this?
need to know make model and year to help you better
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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Look on the outside of your unit for a white metal access door, probably about 18" by 18" with a grill at 1 end or corner. Your water heater will be behind that.
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My husband and I just bought are RV and are getting it ready for travel and we can not find the hot water heater. We have a 5th wheel. We have looked all over. Any suggestions as to where it could be.
If your unit has the standard 6 gal Water heater, look on the outside of the RV for a metal panel, which can be opened, about 2 1/2 feet square or so with a louvered panel . The water heater is behind it and this will help you locate it from the inside. If you have the new style continuous demand type water heater, I can't help you.

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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CAUTION HOT will be embossed on if its a 6 or ten gallon
It could be a on demand then it would be internal.
which is why I asked make model and year mnt guy.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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CAUTION HOT will be embossed on if its a 6 or ten gallon
It could be a on demand then it would be internal.
which is why I asked make model and year mnt guy.
Hadn't thought about the on demand type....good catch.
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Hadn't thought about the on demand type....good catch.
No problem ! I almost thought it was that easy to then I rembered
Tankless . Argh just another question to ask about hw heaters.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:51 PM   #8
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2007 Grand Surveyor, we found it but we still can not get any hot water in the RV. And no matter what we do the hot water heater is not filling up.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #9
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By pass valves turned correctly?
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:56 PM   #10
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You need to access the back of the water heater and open the supply/discharge valves on the water lines there. Make sure that the valve on the water heater bypass line is closed. There may be an access panel that you'll have to remove to getat it.

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