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Old 10-31-2018, 06:58 AM   #1
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W/H bypass and winterize

So I am trying to winterize my 2018 Octane 272 and I put the water heater valves into bypass.... and anti-freeze still freely pours into the hot water heater tank and then out the tank drain plug which I have off. What am I doing wrong?

PS- if anyone has a 272 and is trying to find the bypass valves, they are located under the bottom bunk.
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I can’t tell anything from your pictures but you don’t have the valves in the correct position. It’s impossible for anything to get into the water heater if the bypass valves are in the correct position.
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:24 AM   #3
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Their should only be "one by-pass valve". Their should only be "one inlet valve" And, there should only be "one outlet valve" Closing the inlet valve to the water heater should stop (cold water/antifreeze) from entering the water heater. If it is entering the water heater stop and inspect this valve for proper operation.

However if all else fails.... Winterize the RV and then drain and flush the water heater with your wand.... thoroughly….


Leave the zinc rod/drain plug off and allow the tank to dry out.
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This is my first time winterizing our new camper, I'm looking at the instruction manual and my water lines now. The way they're set they should be in bypass mode.
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Water heater bypass

i have a 272 and it seems there were two valves I had to mess with. The second one was kind of hidden. Sorry if this doesn’t help.
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