Originally Posted by brbohica98
Took delivery of camper today. Drove to campground and everything has went well till now. Trying to locate this bypass valve on the apex 288bhs. Been through the cabinets and the outside compartments. Any one got any ideas
Bryan, when you say you have no hot water, are you using propane or electric (if equipped) to heat the water first? We need to check the basic things first off, so bear with me.
Here is a link that may help you turn on your water heater if it's not already.... if you have a Suburban brand water heater with a Direct Spark Ignitor (DSI) which are very common:
The water heater bypass valves 'should' be located on the backside of the water heater itself. Find your outside access panel to the water heater to see where the heater is located, then go inside the trailer and find an inside way to access the back of the water heater. The inside access on my particular trailer is thru a cabinet door beside the fridge, that you must first remove two square head screws to be able to open the hinged door. It's a pain in the you know what.
Your outside access panel will look similar to this: You'll flip out the plastic latch near the top and turn it till it lines up with the cut-out slot to be able open the panel.
If this is your trailer below, it appears your water heater is located under the rear beds. Just guessing, you may have to raise a bed/mattress, or possibly there is access to the water heater thru the outside storage compartment door next to the water heater, which I pointed out the water heater access panel with the red arrow in the attached pic.
Maybe an owner of this model of trailer will chime in.
You dealer 'should' have put the valves in the correct position before you left, but that may not be the case.
BTW: I really like those windows on your trailer