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Old 10-21-2016, 08:17 PM   #1
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Winterizing a Flagstaff 832IKBS

Getting ready to winterize this new trailer for the first time. Apparently I need to get to w/h bypass valves but there is a panel under the kitchen sink behind the w/h with no room to reach into a small opening to reach the valves. Panel appears to permanently mounted. Any owners of this particular model that can advised how you accomplished this dilemma?

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Old 10-23-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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Remove the side panel (2 square screws on the side, 1 Philips screw on the bottom). Then remove the 2 Philips screws that hold the back panel to the side panel. Its a pain to remove the side panel from under the sink but you should be able to move it side ways enough to reach the valves. I'm tempted to cut 3 or 4 inches off the top of the side panel so the valves will be more accessible (since it is under the sink it is not visible). You can remove the Philips screw from the bottom of the back panel to get both panels out (if you need to get to the furnace below the water heater)
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Old 10-23-2016, 05:32 PM   #3
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I have basically the same unit. I removed that panel and have never put it back in. Have never had an issue that made me think I should put it back in.
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:23 PM   #4
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We blow out the lines after draining the system, so there is no need to access the bypass. Never had a problem and it makes winterizing easier.

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Old 11-08-2016, 09:56 PM   #5
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Well....I winterized the TT this past weekend. Gotta admit that the panel under the kitchen sink could have been designed better to access the water heater bypass valves. I am thinking I will revamp this puppy with a new hole or two large enough to insert a hand in order to be able to maneuver these valves without the need to remove these cumbersome panels in the future. Thanks for your help.


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Old 12-04-2016, 04:37 PM   #6
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Winterizing

Just winterized also, blow out lines and didn't turn valves. This is our 4th trailer, love the unit, but a real pain in the neck to reach the valves. Also had a problem getting the filter cover off as in was not able to do it so after the whole unit came off the mount, I turned it upside down and drained it. I purchased the unit in September so didn't bother to put the filter in for 2 months.
Does anyone know if the Blue valve in the attached photo is only for water tanks, (which I've never used in 4 years of RVing). Nothing in the manual that I can see that explains this function.

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