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Old 10-05-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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Winterizing a 2007 Jayco Eagle

When I winterize my 2007 Jayco Eagle, I know I am not supposed to put antifreeze through the water heater. And I know that somewhere there are three valves on the water heater or close to it, (A) Inlet, (B) Outlet and (C) Bypass. Problem is, I can't find these valves anywhere. I can see the water heater when I remove a small wood panel inside from the furnace wall of the storage area on the right side (nearest the water heater). I also see a yellow valve handle but thats it. I want to bypass the water heater before adding antifreeze so as not to put any in the water heater.

Can anyone help me in locating these 3 valves?
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:16 PM   #2
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They would be directly behind the Heater.
Why are you sure you have them? Many pups don't

Did you just buy it?

If you take a pic and post it we could confirm 100 percent
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:30 PM   #3
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I just bought it in August from an individual. It was sitting on a campsite and we are just going to leave it there. We moved back home today because of the temperatures but are going back early next week to clean out the food, bedding, etc. Will take pictures then and post them.

I'm not a newbie to piping and valves being an ex-boiler operator and instructor in the Navy back in the 70's but I just don't see them.

Thanks for the reply!
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:39 PM   #4
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than I would be quite certain it doesn't have a bypass kit....just install one

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...pass-kit/15717
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:58 PM   #5
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Jayco Technical Support says there is and they stressed not to allow any antifreeze into the water heater. They couldn't tell me the exact location of the valves but said they were there.

I'll have to investigate more!
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:19 AM   #6
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Sometimes a panel has to be removed from the inside, and sometimes there is an adjacent storage area inside or outside that will allow you to access water heater. If you can see the pipes going into and out of the water heater and there is not another pipe in the middle connecting the two, with valves on all three, then it does not have the bypass feature. I would think that a 2007 would have this feature.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:59 AM   #7
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I just winterized mine last weekend filled water heater before I shut the valves off. Will antifreeze damage the water heater? Should I pull plug and flush with water. Thanks and not trying to hijack his thread
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I just winterized mine last weekend filled water heater before I shut the valves off. Will antifreeze damage the water heater? Should I pull plug and flush with water. Thanks and not trying to hijack his thread

no it will not harm the heater

Just a waste of antifreeze

I would drain it and collect it and reuse it next year perhaps or dump it in your grey and black tanks at least
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:16 PM   #9
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Thanks, thought I may have caused a problem
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:43 PM   #10
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To totally fill the water heater would take about 7 gallons of antifreeze. I would just as soon bypass mine and save some $$$ on antifreeze. Am going to try and find the in, out and bypass valves tomorrow.
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