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Old 09-09-2015, 06:34 AM   #11
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Winterizing? What's that?!?


I love living in Florida.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:38 AM   #12
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Winterizing? What's that?!?


I love living in Florida.
Ha! Yes, must be nice. But I'll take the MI summers over FL summers.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:12 AM   #13
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Why would Jayco hide these when you need to access these fairly often?

No clue why they do it, other than to present a "clean" appearance.

The winterizing valves for the water heater are behind an access panel held on by 2 #6 wood screws in the under-bed storage area.

The panel hasn't be put back since I adjusted the bypass valve to give us 120* water instead of 150* water. Try and explain why Atwood went to a fixed thermostat that wastes energy...
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:57 AM   #14
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Depending on use, most people only use the low point drains at the end of the season to winterize.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:23 AM   #15
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I understand your pain. I think most of it is to keep people from filling in the area and over loading the trailer. Our low point drains were under our bathroom sink. They gave me an access hole to reach my hand in, but my hands are too big to use easily pull the Tee handles, So I removed the panel.

Our water heater was the same setup as your pump cabinet, during our PDI, the tech removed the screw to show us the bypass valves, and asked if we wanted the screw installed, clearly I said NO! When I got home I drilled a nice hole in the panel so now I have a finger hold just like the others, for easy access.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:44 AM   #16
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I like where mine is located Behind a door and even has space to store small items
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:21 AM   #17
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Not that anyone asked.

As to being hidden...

Is it described in the owners manual? When all else fails, read the manual.

As to removing a few screws...

I'd much prefer that and the access that it provides you as compared to my 23b pump being tucked under the refrigerator with a door. Down on my hands and knees isn't so convenient.

FWIW.

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Old 09-09-2015, 09:32 AM   #18
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Is it described in the owners manual? When all else fails, read the manual.

Down on my hands and knees isn't so convenient.

FWIW.

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When your down on your knees do you read the manual or pray that you can fix it? LOL


Sorry no offense meant Just couldn't resist a comment
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When your down on your knees do you read the manual or pray that you can fix it? LOL


Sorry no offense meant Just couldn't resist a comment
No offense taken.

Rotating the trailer each time to face east is a bit of a hassle too.

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Might just turn that into a hinged access panel and but a thumb hole in it.
Good Idea. I hadn't thought of it but will certainly add it to my list of mods.
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