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 1/8/2015 2:43 PM
 
Hello All, a nube here. This is out first year full timing in our motorhome and we are having a issue with my hot water. We have a 2004 Fleetwood Bounder 38 Deisel with a propane/ electric wh. Getting cold water out of all taps but no water out of any hot water tap. Temp got to 3* F last night. Had 75 W bulb in water compartment and one storage area where white water tank is. Suspect a frozen line somewhere. Moved 1 bulb to storage are for a total of 150 W in white water storage area and added a 1500 W heater to water compartment. Temp is not expected to warm up to above freezing in TN until weekend. Any ideas?
Paul
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 1/8/2015 3:36 PM
 
 Modified By RVA  on 1/8/2015 3:39:48 PM

Paul - I'm not familiar with your particular rig, but doubt you have a frozen line. Most motorhomes have a bypass valve that's used when winterizing the coach for winter storage. This valve prevents any winterizing fluid from getting into the water heater tank, which at that time should be empty. My guess is that this bypass valve is preventing the water tank from filling, thus only cold water at the taps. The valve is probably located where the cold water line connects to the tank, and opening it may solve your problem. Hopefully, a Bounder owner can chip in and be more specific. Good luck. - Dave

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 1/8/2015 8:36 PM
 
Nope ... Checked that. Besides we've been full timing it for the last 6 months and had water.
This is what I did , opened all cabinets, brought interior up to 75*, added 1100 W heater to water compartment, put 2 - 75 W bulbs into white water compartment, started deisel engine and brought it up to temp ( the HWH is above and to the side of the engine) and then turned it off. All this was to add heat to the compartments with water and and the tunnel. After 3 hours I checked operation and had HOT water again! Will look into some kind of access to back tomorrow in the daylight to see if I can add some heat to that area to prevent the issue agaim as we expect a cold night Friday. Maybe from the engine compartment? Thanks.
Paul
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 1/12/2015 1:45 PM
 

Paul - I misread your initial posting, and thought you were getting cold water from your hot water taps, but you weren't. Were you able to solve this problem, and how did you do it? Your solution might be helpful to another Bounder owner. Good luck. - Dave

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