While my dealer tried to sell me a bypass kit and told me no units have them so I should buy one......I went directly to Rockwood and asked if my 8329SS had a bypass. I met Mark Akins (Great Guy) from Forest River at the Rally in August and sent him an e mail with that question. Here is his surprising response:
To answer your question , yes all of our models have hot water heater by passes . Your hot water heater is located on the off-door side wall just forward of the kitchen slide. Hot water heater is above the furnace. The hot water heater by-pass shut off are the three knobs that are on the lines going into the hot water heater. Two blue one red line. The two lines that go directly into the hot water heater one red and the other blue, are the shut offs. The third knob is the by-pass . turn the third knob after closing the two lines going into the water heater. hope that helps.
Still love our Rockwood 8329SS