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Old 09-30-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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Water heater bypass location? (Solved)

We have an sp-280 and I can't seem to find the water heater bypass. The brochure states its a standard option. Anyone know where it's located?

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Old 09-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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should be directly behind your hot water heater on the inside. You may need to remove a panel to find it.

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Old 09-30-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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Often under a dinette seat or something similar. Locate the heater externally and then visualize where that is on the inside. You may have to unscrew and remove a panel as previously posted.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:26 AM   #4
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what the two above posted..

yep - snooping around my newly acquired tt I removed the plywood panel that is under our lower bunk mattress and behind the water heater - all the water lines and valves there, including all the trash left by the workers at FR (all clean now and also found a dime).....Bill
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:29 AM   #5
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Check under the forward, bottom dinette seat cushion.

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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Found it tonight. Underneath the back bunk there are four screws and the board lifts up and it's right there. Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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I've removed all of those silly panels that FR installed to "hide" various components. Made them much more accessible for monitoring and servicing, plus opened up a considerable amount of storage space for small, not often used items.

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