Originally Posted by kraushad
....... Is it under the lower bunk bed platform? Do I really need to unscrew that and remove the mattress and wooden base to get to it?.....
Yes, your water heater is located under the bunk, on the rear wall of the trailer. In order to gain access, take the mattress out of the bottom bunk and remove the piece of plywood touching the bathroom wall. The water heater will have 2 levers, one high and one low. Turn both and your water heater is bypassed.
***One piece of advice: The water heater is a pain to get to and the structure around the cubby hole above the breaker panel is not sturdy.***
After winterizing and dewinterizing last year, my plan this year is to cut the piece of plywood in half so that the cubby area can be permanently covered and have a small hot water heater hatch.
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