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Old 07-21-2017, 12:04 PM   #1
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What is this valve??

I just bought a 2014 Salem Hemisphere 276RK on consignment, so no owners manual...

I need to know what the 'extra' valve is for in my water system (see pic).

I see the water heater bypass, but there is an extra hose with a valve underneath, and a hose next to that with a cap (maybe the overfill hose?).

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Old 07-21-2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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Go to your aps. Download the Forrest River ap and you can get the manual for your. Rig. I did that for my Flagstaff. It is much handier than the paper version.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:11 PM   #3
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To answer your question, the valve is part of the bypass for putting the RV anti-freeze into the system, The hose with the cap can be pulled out and remove the cap and stick it into the gallon jug of anti-freeze, turn the pump on and start one faucet at a time running until you see the anti-freeze. Remember the hot water heater must be turned off and drained by itself. The manual will give you a step by step for this. Also under the trailer near the entrance should be a red and a blue capped hose for a low point drain.
The valve cuts off the water supply from the onboard tank so the hose with the cap will be the suction from the pump.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:04 AM   #4
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Go to your aps. Download the Forrest River ap and you can get the manual for your. Rig. I did that for my Flagstaff. It is much handier than the paper version.


I have already downloaded the 'manual' from forest river and it was no help with this situation.
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What is this valve??

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To answer your question, the valve is part of the bypass for putting the RV anti-freeze into the system, The hose with the cap can be pulled out and remove the cap and stick it into the gallon jug of anti-freeze, turn the pump on and start one faucet at a time running until you see the anti-freeze. Remember the hot water heater must be turned off and drained by itself. The manual will give you a step by step for this. Also under the trailer near the entrance should be a red and a blue capped hose for a low point drain.
The valve cuts off the water supply from the onboard tank so the hose with the cap will be the suction from the pump.


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Old 07-22-2017, 10:12 AM   #6
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Here's a pic of RV plumbing that will cover a majority of RV's. (I did have to just add a note regarding your single suction valve and AF connection cap, though. First time I've seen/heard of that.)

It's 2 pages long.
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Maybe a little off subject but,,,
I do not understand anyone that would sell or trade,,,
a used unit and not leave the books in that unit ???
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