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Old 10-19-2017, 02:37 PM   #1
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water heater bypass access

We have a 2017 Cherokee Grey wolf and the bypass valve can only be accessed by crawling on our belly through the forward storage compartment.Was wondering if anyone has made an easier access through bottom of closet door above the water heater. It's hard on us oldies to crawl though that compartment. Thank you for any ideas
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:10 PM   #2
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We have a 2017 Cherokee Grey wolf and the bypass valve can only be accessed by crawling on our belly through the forward storage compartment.Was wondering if anyone has made an easier access through bottom of closet door above the water heater. It's hard on us oldies to crawl though that compartment. Thank you for any ideas


What model? I have a 2017 26DBH, and have access by lifting the mattress in the front bedroom.
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:54 PM   #3
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Sounds like my 2018 304BS. Haven't winterized yet, but yeah, the WH is under the closet on left hand wall. I think I can reach the valves by lifting up the bed, If not, I'll have to crawl in the compartment. I'll find out in a couple weeks. Trying to get in a couple end of season runs before I put it away.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:27 PM   #4
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This is what I did.... I'm 61 and did the mod myself. about $65.00 and 1 hour.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ss-122872.html

I lift the bed and can now reach the bypass without crawling in.

Plumbing fittings to replumb WH in Patriot
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Fl X Fl el X2 @ 2.38ea 06800.
X X Fl WH bypass X 2 @ 10.63 ea 06910.
Fl X Fl X MPT X 2@ 3.64 ea 06822.
fpt X mpt X mpt T X 1 @ 5.61 ea 06836.
& Flair-It wrench X 1 @ 9.05 ea 06391.

from Menards:

X 5 pex tube RED @ 1.86 ea
X 5 pex tube BLUE @ 1.86 ea
mini tubing cutter @ approx. $7.00

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Old 10-21-2017, 05:03 PM   #5
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Water heater bypass

I have a 275dbh bypass is in corner under bunk beds I jusr bypass the water heater from under the sink add three gallons of antifreeze to the fresh water tank turn on the. Pump and open all the faucets etc till i see pink done.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:21 PM   #6
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I have a 275dbh bypass is in corner under bunk beds I jusr bypass the water heater from under the sink add three gallons of antifreeze to the fresh water tank turn on the. Pump and open all the faucets etc till i see pink done.
How do you bypass it under the sink...not a plumber here obviously. Thank you
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:11 PM   #7
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How do you bypass it under the sink...not a plumber here obviously. Thank you
There is a line under the sink that runs to the water heater from the fresh water tank I empty the water heater through the low point drain the turn the valve off from the water tank to the heater.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:06 PM   #8
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We have a 2017 Cherokee Grey wolf and the bypass valve can only be accessed by crawling on our belly through the forward storage compartment.Was wondering if anyone has made an easier access through bottom of closet door above the water heater. It's hard on us oldies to crawl though that compartment. Thank you for any ideas
If yours is like the 2017 274DBH, under the side next to the bed. You can install a door like I did. See the mod with pictures here: http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...-104055-4.html

Good luck.
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