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Old 04-10-2019, 12:40 AM   #1
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Hot water bypass and hot water tank on 2019 freedom Elite

Hi guys dumb noobie here, I wanted to dewinterize my 2019 Thor freedom Elite 26 HE, however I canít locate the hot water tank or the hot water bypass, itís not in the user manual, if you can help I sure would appreciate it.thanks
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:45 AM   #2
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I donít have your model but. I would go to the Thor website and put your vin number (i think itís the last 7 numbers) in. When I did that it came up with a ton of manuals I never got from the dealer. I am sure someone on the form can also help.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:21 AM   #3
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Look outside your RV and locate the hot water tank exhaust vent, the tank will be inside the MH directed in front of it, you may have to remove a bottom cabinet front to get to it, the valve should be in this area also.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:22 AM   #4
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As said look out side for a metal door maybe about 18 in square. That's the door for the hot water heater. You will need to then go inside your unit and locate the back of the HWH. You may have 3 valves that you will need to change the direction. However you will only have to do the valve thing once you have flushed the lines with at least fresh water, then maybe a bleach/water mix to sanitize the lines.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:54 AM   #5
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I donít have your model but. I would go to the Thor website and put your vin number (i think itís the last 7 numbers) in. When I did that it came up with a ton of manuals I never got from the dealer. I am sure someone on the form can also help.
Thor sent me diagrams after I contacted them. You might have a tankless hot water heater with no by-pass valve.
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:33 PM   #6
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I had a 26 HE. The water heater bypass valve is under the kitchen sink on your left. There is a small access panel held in place by 4 screws. Behind it is a valve that should be labeled. This model is one that bypasses with a single valve (many use 3 valves). It may have been left in the bypass position when the unit was winterized or it may have been returned to the normal position. Donít forget to put the drain plug back in the tank from outside (though it also may have been put back after draining for winter storage). In any event be certain you donít turn the heater on until you are absolutely certain the tank is full of water. The best way to do this is by having the water turned on in the coach (either with the pump or city water) and lift the pressure release lever on the brass outlet near the top of the heater outside the coach until water flows out. It sounds harder than it is. You should be good to go then. Good luck.
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Old 04-11-2019, 03:23 PM   #7
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I wonder if he found everything, and got his rig ready for the Season?
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:25 AM   #8
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What a wonderful suggestion, there is a ton of information here. Thank you very much.
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