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Old 11-26-2017, 05:58 PM   #1
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Hot water tank location on a 2861DS?

I have looked high and low with no success! Just give me a clue! Having watched the hotwater checks on the previous post, I want to do the same!
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:43 PM   #2
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Find the water heater vent panel on the external of your RV. If you can't find it, turn on the propane for your water heater and check again as it will be a panel with warm/hot exhaust coming out of it. Once you find this panel, open it and there's your water heater!

PS---be sure the water heater is full of water if you leave the propane on very long. Never turn the electric heat on the water heater unless it's full as you heater element will burn out quickly if the hot water heater (HWH) doesn't have water in it.
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Find the water heater vent panel on the external of your RV. If you can't find it, turn on the propane for your water heater and check again as it will be a panel with warm/hot exhaust coming out of it. Once you find this panel, open it and there's your water heater!

PS---be sure the water heater is full of water if you leave the propane on very long. Never turn the electric heat on the water heater unless it's full as you heater element will burn out quickly if the hot water heater (HWH) doesn't have water in it.
Right - that "water heater vent panel" mentioned above should look something like this picture. The heater will be behind this door.

Oh, wait. Is yours an on demand heater?
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Right - that "water heater vent panel" mentioned above should look something like this picture. The heater will be behind this door.

Oh, wait. Is yours an on demand heater?
Dan--good point. I didn't even give that a thought! Thanks, Ron
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:39 PM   #5
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I have looked high and low with no success! Just give me a clue! Having watched the hotwater checks on the previous post, I want to do the same!
We have a 2017 2861DS. Our water heater tank is beneath and a bit to the right of the kitchen sink (actually under the kitchen counter) behind a panel that has 4 screws holding the panel on.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:41 PM   #6
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We have a 2017 2861DS. Our water heater tank is beneath and a bit to the right of the kitchen sink (actually under the kitchen counter) behind a panel that has 4 screws holding the panel on.
Same spot as our 2018 2860DS you can reach the bypass valves from under the sink on our without pulling the access panel
Actually looks like the same floor plan as well
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:43 PM   #7
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If your talking about a 1966 Forester, it may not even have one. Possible to have an aftermarket added. Lots of owners do great modification.
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I have looked high and low with no success! Just give me a clue! Having watched the hotwater checks on the previous post, I want to do the same!
Any update? Did you find it after the help provided by those that took the time to POST here?
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