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Old 08-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Winterizing Wildcat 317RL

I will be winterizing my Wildcat 317RL shortly. Having trouble locating the bypass valves for the waterheater. Couldn't find any removable panels inside trailer and undercarriage is pretty well sealed so nothing obvious there. 317RL new model but likely similar to earlier WildCat and WildCat Sterling 5th wheels.

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Old 08-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #2
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I have a 327CK and access to mine is behind a panel in the basement.


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Old 08-28-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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I just took delivery of my 317RL on 24'th. They told me the bypass is behind panel to the left of the steps going up to bath/bed room. You have to remove 2 or 3 screws and then work the panel up between step and wall.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #4
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What would a little sticker cost that said-

"Water heater bypass valves behind this panel"

All those warning stickers everywhere and not a one that is really that

Are you listening Forest River??
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