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Old 11-30-2009, 11:11 AM   #1
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Water Heater Bypass?

I cannot locate the "bypass valve" on my waterheater in my 2009 Salem 266 FLSRV Toyhauler, am I that blind or is it possible it doesn't have one. And what do you do to send the antifreeze through everything if I in fact don't have one. Sorry but 1st year owner trying to winterize this thing myself. I also have access to compressed air so I could go that route if better/faster.

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Old 11-30-2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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Hi Scott, welcome to the forum.

Go with the compressed air and don't worry about the bypass. Just pull the drain plug on the water heater to drain it. The antifreeze can be put down our sink drains if you wish to fill the P-traps but it is such a pain in the butt to flush from your lines when spring comes and you want to use your rig. I learned years ago when my dad used the antifreeze that it's just not worth the time and expense to use it. The compressed air is the way to go, just make sure to turn down your regulated air to 40psi. Nothing left in the pipes means nothing to freeze.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:40 PM   #3
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Scott, the standard features on the XL Toy Hauler include a water heater by-pass.

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102" Exterior Width for Increased Living Space
84" Interior Height
Black Framed Tinted Glass Windows
WaterPur Whole House Water Filtration System
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:48 PM   #4
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Scott, most likely it is very near the back of your water heater. Look in a cabinet or pull out some drawers on the inside of your trailer in the area of the water heater. You may have to remove a panel that is hiding it. They don't make these things easy to find.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:10 PM   #5
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Scott, most likely it is very near the back of your water heater. Look in a cabinet or pull out some drawers on the inside of your trailer in the area of the water heater. You may have to remove a panel that is hiding it. They don't make these things easy to find.
What Kim said.


From looking at photos of your model, the water heater in located below the sofa window. The by-pass should be on the inside in that general vicinity
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:11 AM   #6
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Thanks all

I will look afterwork and let you know the results, I did not check inside under the sofa so that will be the first place I look.

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