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Old 04-21-2019, 08:58 PM   #1
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Question X-Lite Water Valves

I am taking my 2019 171RBXL out for the first time next weekend. During my dealer walk-through they told me I would need to remove the panel under the bathroom sink and turn on the water valves. I removed the panel today and saw the hot and cold water lines, but there weren’t any valves to turn. Does anyone have any better directions on what we need to do to turn on the water the first time?
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Old 04-22-2019, 02:21 PM   #2
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I have this same model and there are no valves under the sink.
There are bypass valves for the water heater but they are located through the outside access storage door that's over the water heater. You would lift up the wood floor of the storage area to see the actual water heater and bypass valves.

As far as I know, you just hook up the water hose to the city water connection or to the water tank fill opening.
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Old 04-22-2019, 04:13 PM   #3
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x2. as long as the water heater is not in bypass mode you should be good to go. if using city water I would flush lines but running water through them then dumping tanks. if using fresh water tank I would sanitize before the first trip.
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Water heater anode rod

I found the water heater and the bypass valve was already turned on. I didnít see anywhere where you would put the anode rod in. Do you access that through the same spot? I didnít see anywhere in the bathroom closet that would open to get to it.
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I found the water heater and the bypass valve was already turned on. I didnít see anywhere where you would put the anode rod in. Do you access that through the same spot? I didnít see anywhere in the bathroom closet that would open to get to it.
Donna, if you have an Atwood WH, there is no anode rod.
Only Suburban WHs have anode rods.
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The specs say it is a Suburban.
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The specs say it is a Suburban.
Then it should have an anode.
Open the outside WH hatch door and you'll see the anode.
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The anode rod is as pictured, outside, behind the water heater door. You will probably need some sort of socket and extender to unscrew it.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:38 AM   #9
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If your trailer is new, it should have an unused anode rod already installed.
You can still open the plug and check to be sure.
Open the outside cover and check to see if the plug is in.
This would only need to be replaced after it has been used.
Make sure the bypass valves are in the right position - and water is in the hot water tank before you start the hot water heater.
You can lift up on the pressure relief valve to see if water comes out when you are connected to city water or the fresh water tank is filled and the water pump is on.

Make sure you relieve the pressure first if you are going to open the plug.
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I found the water heater and the bypass valve was already turned on. I didnít see anywhere where you would put the anode rod in. Do you access that through the same spot? I didnít see anywhere in the bathroom closet that would open to get to it.
Pull the plug on the front of the water heater.... Anode is connected to that drain plug
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