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Old 04-29-2015, 09:54 PM   #1
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No hot water

I have a Sierra 376bhok. For our first trip out, we got to the campground and had no hot water. The water heater tank was full, but when I turned on any hot water faucet any where in the camper, water came out but it wasn't hot no matter how long I let it run. I called the dealer and they suspected the main bypass valve. I took it in for them to fix. They found that the valve was good, but I had the outside shower hot side turned on. No water was running, but just turning on the hot side somehow will cause no hot water to one to and other faucet. Since nothing was wrong, the warranty wouldn't cover anything. All I got out of it was a bill for 2.5 hours labor.
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Sounds like a strange excuse for no hot water???? Did you see this for yourself or is this what the Dealer said? I am just questioning this.
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I couldn't get any hot water. Didn't realize I left the hot on the outside shower when I was getting the antifreeze out. I would have thought the dealer should have know that problem or at least have figured it out in less than 2.5 hours. Not that the outside shower is turned off, all is well!


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Sounds like a strange excuse for no hot water???? Did you see this for yourself or is this what the Dealer said? I am just questioning this.
Herk has posted this numerous times when talking about no hot water even if the bypass valves are in the right position, the same thing will happen with the indoor shower if you have the faucets on and the hose shut off.
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OK...What am i missing??? If you had water running to other faucets, why is it that with your hot water tap on at the outside shower that no water was running. Was it just that the shut off was activated..if it was, would there not still be a small trickle just like an inside shower?
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and had no hot water. The water heater tank was full, but when I turned on any hot water faucet any where in the camper, water came out but it wasn't hot no matter how long I let it run. but I had the outside shower hot side turned on. No water was running, but just turning on the hot side somehow will cause no hot water to one to and other faucet.
Usually, with the outside shower turned on, you initially have hot water, then it turns basically lukewarm as cold water is mixed in with it, being drawn into the hot water line from the cold water tap at the outside shower....when you are opening any hot water taps inside the trailer.

Is this what you mean by "no hot water"......or do you mean it was cold water from the get go...........and not warm at all?

If you had warmish water, then yes it sounds like you left the outside shower taps on. If it was pure cold water all the way around...then it sounds suspect as to the actual problem.
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OK...What am i missing??? If you had water running to other faucets, why is it that with your hot water tap on at the outside shower that no water was running. Was it just that the shut off was activated..if it was, would there not still be a small trickle just like an inside shower?
WFD, you're probably thinking of an actual shower wand like many, but not all, have. I'd bet his doesn't have a shower wand but more of a hose like I have in my Silverback. These have a quick connect/disconnect feature and they don't leak at all, especially if the hose isn't connected. This is a picture of my outside "shower" without the hose connected.
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If the faucets are open it allows cold water to mix with the hot.
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Oh ok...now I see....I have never seen an outside shower with a quick connect like that...I like that idea! Wish I had that...has happened more than once that the outside shower tap gets opened ever so slightly to cause a little trickle.
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