June 15, 2017
We are getting ready to do the maiden voyage with our 2015 Whitewater 177. The Dealership did not give us a tutorial on the systems and the manual is confusing us. We have the fresh water tank filled and added some bleach to sanitize it. However, we can’t figure out how to fill the hot water tank. There are 3 valves by the tank. one by the cold water labeled inlet, one by the hot water labeled inlet and one on a water line that runs north and south between the two lines. Is this the valve we turn to fill the tank? Does the water pump need to be on to fill it? Or are we not even close?
Sorry for the dumb questions but we don’t want to mess anything up or get sick because all of the lines and tanks aren’t sanitized.
Thank you great people for your help with this.
September 24, 2016
It sounds to me you are describing a water heater by-pass. Depending on geographical location, they are used for water system winterization, hence the bypass saves you 5 gals. of RV antifreeze, so you drain the water heater, close the valves, and add RV antifreeze to your water system. Next, the pump… For boondocking, yes the 12volt pump is needed to move water through the system. When you connect a hose to the city fill port, and the bypass is open, the W.H. will fill automatically. Either way you will hear it fill.
I hope I was clear enough. If not, maybe google it and read the explanation. Bottom line, 12volt pump on for boondocking.
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