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Old 08-30-2020, 02:19 PM   #1
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aurora 26bhs or catalina 261bhs hot water bypass location

hi new camper owner here it appears my hot water heater isn't filling i believe the dealer left bypass closed dont want to start taking panels off looking for it. I have a new Aurora 26bhs which is a clone of the catalina 261bhs if anyone has either of these models and can help me out that would be great thanks in advance
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Old 08-30-2020, 02:41 PM   #2
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hi new camper owner here it appears my hot water heater isn't filling i believe the dealer left bypass closed dont want to start taking panels off looking for it. I have a new Aurora 26bhs which is a clone of the catalina 261bhs if anyone has either of these models and can help me out that would be great thanks in advance
The Aurora is a brand new line for the Forest River RV division, while the Catalina is made by the Coachmen division. So they aren't clones and their floorplans differ quite a bit.
You are the first member here to own one and a Catalina owner probably won't be of much help since the layouts are different.
You'll have to look through the outside WH hatch and see if you can see where you can access them from the inside.
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We looked at both models multiple times they are exactly the same Floorplan and two different people have confirmed the aurora comes out if the coachman factory only difference between the two is the aurora has a couple of upgrades that are standard other than that the layout appliances etc.. are exactly the same
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Old 08-30-2020, 03:47 PM   #5
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We looked at both models multiple times they are exactly the same Floorplan and two different people have confirmed the aurora comes out if the coachman factory only difference between the two is the aurora has a couple of upgrades that are standard other than that the layout appliances etc.. are exactly the same
Sorry, I was looking at the Aurora 26BH floorplan since where Google took me.
This is the first time I've heard of FR divisions building units for other FR divisions. Clones normally happen inside a division, like Rockwood and Flagstaff or for an large RV dealer chain.
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It will be directly behind the water heater access outside. Don't have that model, but there is always access inside where you see the panel outside.. Sometimes it is a wood panel with 4 screws.
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