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Old 10-08-2018, 04:13 PM   #1
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water pressure/hot water

2012 30rl Sterling edition Forest river wildcat 5th wheel. the hot water switch is flipped to "ON" but the water barely gets warm. also the water pressure is low. I am plugged in at an RV park. I am new to RV's so I am not familiar with what "NORMAL" water pressure should be. the water heater is one of those insta-hot since it does get Lukewarm, I am assuming its not a fuse issue.

any wisdom is greatly appreciated !
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:25 PM   #2
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There may be something else going on, but try this first.

If you are getting luke warm water it sounds like the hot water bypass valve behind the water heater might still be open.

The water heater is easily found behind the basement wall on the off door (drivers) side and you can see on the outside wall where it actually is.

In the photo below note the pipe that is blue on one end and red on the other with a valve in the middle...

That valve needs to be closed (as it is in this photo).

If that is open then cold water will mix with the hot water coming out of the heater.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:01 PM   #3
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2012 30rl Sterling edition Forest river wildcat 5th wheel. the hot water switch is flipped to "ON" but the water barely gets warm. also the water pressure is low. I am plugged in at an RV park. I am new to RV's so I am not familiar with what "NORMAL" water pressure should be. the water heater is one of those insta-hot since it does get Lukewarm, I am assuming its not a fuse issue.

any wisdom is greatly appreciated !
If you have an on demand type water heater, then flow volume is important.

Do you know what brand and model it is?
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