Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 8
How to fill water heater after winterizing

Hey there, I'm really interested in where and or how to refill my hot water tank. I had it winterized at the dealer, took it out this weekend for the first time after winteriszing. No hot water. I read all the manuals and owners manul, nothing at all says how to fill it. Only says how to drain it, and the relief. And I think mine is new, 2011, I don't believe I have to lit a pilot? Hence, dry as a bone, I hope I didn't fry the electrical board? With the dealer and manufacturer being closed on the weekends, any suggestions?

I have an Atwood type water heater, in my Jayco Jayfeather23B jay flight.

torsiondrummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
mcfarmall's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kalamazoo, West Michigan
Posts: 1,814
Close the bypass valve and open the ones on the cold and hot water lines where they enter the water heater. Somebody posted a schematic diagram of the valves and there is probably a photograph as well.

2006 23B Hybrid with 10k round bar WDH
2011 F150 4x4 SCREW Ecoboost, Max Tow, Integrated TBC, 3.73 LS axle, Firestone Ride Rite airbags.
mcfarmall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
You need to open the bypass valves so that the water will go into the hot water tank. Attach a hose to the city water inlet, or put water into the fresh water tank and turn the pump on. Open a hot water faucet to allow the air in the water heater to escape. After the air is out of the water heater, water will come out. Light your heater and enjoy your hot water.
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.