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Old 05-18-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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Fireside hot water bypass?

Need some help. I'm camping with a friend who has a new keystone fireside and we can't find the bypass for the water heater (mounted in the rear of camper) they didn't leave a access panel in the basement. is it located some ware else? This is the maiden voyage for both of us.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Need some help. I'm camping with a friend who has a new keystone fireside and we can't find the bypass for the water heater (mounted in the rear of camper) they didn't leave a access panel in the basement. is it located some ware else? This is the maiden voyage for both of us.
By the way my Cherokee 274bh is a hit at the campsite. GOOD TIMES!
If you say you have no access why do you think it has a bypass?
It may not. Just a cold in and hot out.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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There is no water in tank.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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On my Cherokee the thin paneling was loose (not screwed down) I just moved it and turned the valve and replaced it. His is screwed down. I don't think he has to unscrew the paneling just to turn valve on. You would think keystone would make it easily accessible.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:54 AM   #5
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Take the panel off and look. I had a trailer that had the bypass behind a panel held in place by screws.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:10 AM   #6
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I'm camping with a friend who has a new keystone fireside and we can't find the bypass for the water heater (mounted in the rear of camper) they didn't leave a access panel in the basement.
Basement ?? If you are checking out the rear storage area, that is probably not the access. Depending on which model, look either under the wardrobe or bunks on the inside of the trailer, directly behind the water heater (locate vent on the outside of the trailer). As stated previously, you will probably have to remove a panel nearby.
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you might tell your friend to join the Keystone Owners Forum:

KeystoneRV.org Forums

then he won't have to bug you!
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