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Old 01-23-2023, 07:31 PM   #1
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Water heater location?

Hello, we just bought a 2017 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pack 315Pack12 and I can not find the hot water heater. I have looked under the kitchen sink... The bathroom sink... The panel near the slide and bedroom area.... And nothing. I have no idea where this hot water heater is. Can someone help me locate this please?
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Old 01-23-2023, 07:44 PM   #2
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its where the square panel is outside 12x12.unless it has on demand hot water. turn on pump with water "AND LISTEN FOR A HISS SOUND . PLUG IN TRAILER .
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Old 01-23-2023, 07:47 PM   #3
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I thought that too but directly behind the hot water heater part on the outside is a shower on the inside.
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:00 PM   #4
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lets see a pic of trailer side ,and this shower.
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:27 PM   #5
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Assuming you are looking for the bypass valves, I would check to see if theres a removable panel in the basement storage. The place underneath the bed in the front.
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:44 PM   #6
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I would look for a removable rear wall of the pass through storage.
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:51 PM   #7
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Here’s a video of the rig……..




From the outside, to the right of the main entry door, you can see the water heater access panel. Given it’s location, is there an almost hidden wall panel inside the basement cargo pass through?

OR

The access panel is below the floor level of the bathroom, and a foot or two forward of the entrance door. Have you taken a real good look from UNDERNEATH laying on your back?
On my Georgetown, there was a screw in access port you had to reach up into to access the bypass valves.

See if you see any hatches like in the photo below.
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Old 01-24-2023, 10:57 AM   #8
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lets see a pic of trailer side ,and this shower.
Here is a pic of outside and the shower.
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Here is a pic of outside and the shower.
According to the video posted showing the location of the water heater, it would be located BELOW the shower/toilet in the basement area.

You'll probably need to remove a panel or wall board from inside the storage area to access it. I don't have your model but my setup is exactly like yours and once the panel is off, everything is right there.

It is a shame whomever you purchased the 2017 unit from didn't show you some of the most important R/V 101 things.
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According to the video posted showing the location of the water heater, it would be located BELOW the shower/toilet in the basement area.

You'll probably need to remove a panel or wall board from inside the storage area to access it. I don't have your model but my setup is exactly like yours and once the panel is off, everything is right there.

It is a shame whomever you purchased the 2017 unit from didn't show you some of the most important R/V 101 things.
I checked the storage compartments and no removable panel.
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Here’s a video of the rig……..




From the outside, to the right of the main entry door, you can see the water heater access panel. Given it’s location, is there an almost hidden wall panel inside the basement cargo pass through?

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The access panel is below the floor level of the bathroom, and a foot or two forward of the entrance door. Have you taken a real good look from UNDERNEATH laying on your back?
On my Georgetown, there was a screw in access port you had to reach up into to access the bypass valves.

See if you see any hatches like in the photo below.
Nothing underneath either. There are 2 hoses that when I turn the lever water pours out of them.
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Old 01-24-2023, 11:12 AM   #12
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Thanks everybody but I have done all the things and still can't find it. It's not in a compartment under the camper it's not underneath the camper nothing.
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Old 01-24-2023, 11:13 AM   #13
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I checked the storage compartments and no removable panel.
OK... but... they can look like they are not removable but usually are.
They put that stuff in there, there certainly is a way to get to it.

One 5th wheel I had didn't have a removable panel perse but the entire wall panel did come off.

The water heater tank is directly behind the part you see on the outside.
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Here's another walk-thru video. At around the 10 minute mark he shows a little cabinet right next to the shower in the inside. I wonder if the panel there can be removed?



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THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!

I found the hot water heater it was in the basement compartment to the left behind a wall that I removed. Now it's a matter of finding out which lever controls the hot water. There is 2 for hot so I have to get lay with the combination. Thank you again.
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Found it. Thank you.
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THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!

I found the hot water heater it was in the basement compartment to the left behind a wall that I removed. Now it's a matter of finding out which lever controls the hot water. There is 2 for hot so I have to get lay with the combination. Thank you again.
Take a picture and post it here. The valves usually aren't hard to figure out.
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I watched a YouTube video and I think I got it. All knobs are in the same direction and are parallel to the hoses. Now I'm waiting for the tank to fill up to see if it works.
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Here is a pic of outside and the shower.
OK I'm a bit late to the party here but I'm a bit confused. In post #8 you took a picture of your water heater. Then you said you could not find it? Not to be captain obvious but if you can see and touch the water heater from the outside then you know where it is located on the inside. It seems it was buried. Glad you found it.

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I watched a YouTube video and I think I got it. All knobs are in the same direction and are parallel to the hoses. Now I'm waiting for the tank to fill up to see if it works.
For future reference, we keep the following thread as a sticky in the plumbing section. The posts in it will show some of the more common winterization/bypass valve positions.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...st-103381.html
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