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Old 12-15-2023, 08:28 AM   #1
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I have a 2013 31DS and need access to the water heater water inlet and outlet fittings. A previous owner replaced the instant water heater with a Suburban 6-gallon conventional water heater about seven years ago. The left side panel under the sink I need to remove to get good access to the fittings and I see only one wood screw at the bottom of this pannel but I can't believe that one screw holds the whole pannel in place. The reason I need to do all this is that no bypass valve was installed (well a two-way valve was installed, but only one, and it doesn't do anything other than open or close the hot-to-cold line connection but the connections in and out of the heater are still open i.e. no valve). I purchased two three-way valves to remedy the problem but just need to remove this pannel without destroying it. I asked Jayco but have not heard back yet. Any help is appreciated. Happy Holiday.
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Old 12-15-2023, 11:51 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if this panel is concealed under the sink or exposed. On my 31FK, I pull off an exposed-to-the-cabin grille. It's been my experience that concealed panels are attached with staples, not screws. Screws are used to attach supports to the floor, other parts of the cabinet, etc.

Maybe post a picture of this?
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Old 12-15-2023, 03:33 PM   #3
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Attached is a photo of the area. I do see staples so perhaps just prying off the staples will get me access.
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Old 12-15-2023, 04:07 PM   #4
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Yeah - I think I'm close to correct. Those screws just hold the support slats to the floor. Staples, and probably a lot of them, hold the 1/8" Luan sheets to everything else.

Get a prybar or putty knife in there and see if you can pry them away. One small heads up, I did have >>one<< area in mine where they used glue and staples. But everyone here agrees that that should NOT be the case -- just staples.
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If you remove the screws both sections should come out as one piece.
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If you remove the screws both sections should come out as one piece.
a much better idea than mine!

Hopefully the sink cabinet door is big enough to thread it thru.
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