When we bought this rv she had wonderful hot water, went out today just to run everything for a little bit and although the water heater came on, blew HOT exhaust, never got any warm water, not even tepid. Enclosed a picture of the water lines at the heater, is something turned the wrong way?? Also which way should these valves be turned to winterize?? Any hep will be appreciated since this is my first time winterizing a rv.
I started off with K.I.S.S. checked the propane level,40% then checked the exhaust VERY HOT so I know we have a flame somewhere, then felt the pipes they got a tad warm but after letting the dang thing rum for 20 minutes the only thing that happened was I burned some propane. The water out of the sink never got warm. Still think there is something with those valves. Shouldn't the center on be turned off during use and the top and bottom turned off when winterizing?
thanks will give that a shot. Took her out a while ago to check the front brake job I did, worked great now I can stop on a football field instead of the local airstrip. 16000 pounds will never stop on a dime. Now to find this thermo coupler and also figure out why the furnace blows but doesn't get hot. I know I have gas, the stove works great and like I said the exhaust of the water heater gets VERY HOT. This is worse than a boat, get one thing working and tow others quit.
Was close to 70 here today. Got to love living in the South. Motorcycle weather almost year round and less than 30 days below 32.
Greetings John, from the pictures you have a cleaver tank bypass set up. If you are getting hot exhaust from your tank heater it's more than likely that, that part of the system is working properly; if it wasn't you wouldn't have the heat. go to the tank valves and check if it is in bypass. turn the valve in the center of the two tank lines counter clock wise. If you can't then your tank is most likely in bypass. for normal operation open both tank lines and close the one in the middle. Do NOT try to heat the tank again until you can ascertain if it has water in it or not. this can lead to a catastrophic failure as steam can result in your tank. Again close the center valve and open both tank valves and fill the tank, then try heating the water it should only take a half hour or so to tell if it is heating. That valve set up is for you to bypass the tank when you winterize. most folks drain the hot water tank and bypass it to fill the line s with RV antifreeze. It's just not economical to fill the tank so it gets drained. Pat Daly has a how to link over to the left of the page on winterizing and he posted one i wrote near the bottom of the this page you should have a look at them and it may help you with what I have told you here. I'm sorry I wasn't near a computer over the last 5-6 day or I would have posted earlier. I hope this is of some help to you.
Good morning, John;
Nice to hear that the hot water difficulty may be sorted out.
You mentioned the comparison between a motor home and a boat. Relax and enjoy what you have; there is something worse. It is called an "airplane."
Latte Land, Washington