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Old 04-03-2015, 08:40 PM   #1
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Hot water tank bypass

I have a question about our Windjammer 3008, when we get ready to put water into the trailer I am wondering if there is a bypass on the hot water tank that I need to switch over. If so how do you get to the bypass? Is it behind that panel that looks like it has 3 hinges on it?
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:05 PM   #2
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I don't have a Windjammer but have it's sister a V Lite and we had cupboard doors covering where our bypass is and they were screwed on. Many do what I did I put hinges on and a pull knob to clean things up and make it easy access.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:57 AM   #3
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Sounds like what I will probably do. right now the panel looks like it's got three hinges on it
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:36 PM   #4
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Take a pull knob off one of the other doors and take it with you so you can find something similar and get some wood putty to mach the wood for the holes left by the hinges screws.
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:46 PM   #5
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I just looked at the hot water tank and there isn't a bypass on the hot water tank. So when you winterize the trailer how do you keep the antifreeze from getting into the tank?
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:49 PM   #6
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Sounds like what I will probably do. right now the panel looks like it's got three hinges on it
Take the hinge off that's on the center of the door and put a latch on it.

I think it is total nonsense by FR to use the 3rd hinge in lieu of a latch.
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:43 PM   #7
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Take the hinge off that's on the center of the door and put a latch on it.

I think it is total nonsense by FR to use the 3rd hinge in lieu of a latch.
X2, that's one of the first things I did when we got our RV. The Water filter, pump and water heater bypass is in there also so till I change that setup it's pretty easy to keep an eye on things.
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:43 PM   #8
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hot water bypass

I go in at the end of the counter, open both drawers, or take them out.
You can see the tank. Three valves, two in the waterlines and one on a cross connection. Cross connection is before the inline valves, so if the two water line valves are lined up with the water lines, they should be open. The crossover line valve should be closed. IE looks like a cross. This means the tank will fill with water. After filling turn on your choice of heat.
Hope this helps. Our trailer is a 2014, 3008w
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:58 PM   #9
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Thank you for the input I did get it working but it was a little bit of trial and error before I finally got the valves set right. at least it works.
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