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Old 09-30-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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Winterizing question - 2012 sandpiper 30z

I am trying to winterize my trailer and can't reach my arm far enough into the external door to reach the water heater bypass valves. Can't find another access panel. Does anyone know of an access panel or how to reach them?
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forums!

I am going to move your thread to the General Tech & Repair forum where there are other threads on winterizing. It should receive more attention there from members with winterizing experience.

Take care.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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Hoping others will drop in and offer feedback.

Being in SoCal the closest we come to winterizing is wishing for heat waves to beat. Winterizing is not something we need to do here.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
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I can access my WH from outside and also found out there is a panel inside the TT that I can remove for accessing from the other side. Just start looking for panels that would be in the general area that the WH would be behind.
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If no other tips or suggestions come in you might try contacting the dealer or FR.
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I am trying to winterize my trailer and can't reach my arm far enough into the external door to reach the water heater bypass valves. Can't find another access panel. Does anyone know of an access panel or how to reach them?
Hello and welcome to the forum !
Unfortunately some units require somewhat crawling into cubby hole to turn valves.
Do you or can you take a pic of what your dealing with ?

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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Not sure on that one, as Ron said a pic would be worth a 1000 words. If they are in the passthrough, does your bed lift to give you access to the pass through from above because that access door looks pretty small now that I finally found a real pic of a unit like yours.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #8
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Looking at dealer photos, your WH may be accessible via a door to the left of of the WH or you may have to access from a panel under the master bed or to the left of the bed.
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