One thing that I had trouble with: I got to my first campsite with our new trailer, got all set up and wanted to take a hot shower (one of the BIG reasons we got our trailer). I had turned on the water heater switch like the guy showed us at the dealership-the little "fault" light went on and then off just like he said it would, so I'm thinking I should have hot water in a little while. I checked to make sure I had water coming out of all the hot water sides of the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and the hot side of the shower. I let it run until no more air, and it was running solid water. 15-20 minutes later - no hot water
I checked the water heater, pushed the 2 reset buttons for the electric..the flame ignited, and I figured I'm good, right? 10 minutes later..still not even warm. Checked the water heater again - no flame, reset buttons won't reset. Just out of curiosity, I pull the TP (temperature/pressure) blow off lever to see if maybe there was an air pocket that was "fooling" the thermostat - all I got was a tiny 'pfffft' of air and then nothing. Huh, I'm thinking to myself "how come there's no water in the water heater? I've got water everywhere else.." Then I remembered reading stuff on this forum about 'bypassing the water heater'... so I look for all the valves I can find from the city water connection on in..they're all open..that I can see
..but I haven't actually seen
the water heater connections. They didn't mention that in the walk thru, but then they didn't tell me where the water filter housing was either - I found that just inside the storage compartment behind a small panel held on by 5 screws. So I start trying to figure out where the water heater is on the inside..there's a cabinet door in the kitchen lower cabinet with 3 hinges on it..Makita screw gun and it's open...and there is the back of the water heater, along with 3 valves: hot supply, cold supply, and the bypass valve in between.
Hot and Cold were turned OFF, and the bypass was OPEN: My water heater was in bypass mode
This explains everything. Open the supplies, close the bypass, run some faucets, go back outside and pull the T&P valve and "burp" the water heater, and voila! I'm in business
wish the dealer prep/walk thru guy had checked/showed me this. I did realize after unscrewing the cabinet door, that if I pulled the drawer above it all the way out and off of it's guides, that I could reach in and get to those valves w/o having to use tools, so it'll be easier next time I want to access the bypass valves. ;-)
Here's hoping you have lots of hot water and lots of fun on your trip.