Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-11-2019, 12:55 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 37TB
State: Arkansas
Posts: 1
THOR #14428
Challenger 37TB Hot Water tank

Hello all. New to the forum and would love a little help. I'm having a hot water issue. we have a 2016 Challenger 37TB. When we got setup this weekend we had hot water just fine. The next morning when we woke up, none. The cold water worked fine but when we switched over to hot (at any faucet) it just trickeled out and stopped. I am guessing it is the check valve, fom everything I can figure out. But where in the heck is the check valve? I would assume it is near the tank but I spent all weekend trying to find the hot water tank and couldn't find it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
erockster20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 03:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2013 ACE 30.1
State: Alberta
Posts: 569
THOR #2631
Well you have likely figured out your problem. When the hot line output check valve becomes frozen with calcium deposits no (or very little) hot water flows out of the tank. Attached is the first Youtube video I found that might help a little "generically"with replacing the check valve. Just make sure you turn off the hot water heater switch (electrics) before you drain (empty) the tank and don't turn it back on again until after it is full of water and you have pressure tested for leaks and proven the new check valve has solved your problem of water flow from hot taps.

I am not sure exactly where your water tank is actually located, but on the exterior there is only the two heating appliance exhausts....furnace and hot water tank. Furnace usually has a screwed on panel; hot water is typically a metal tab you turn 90 deg which allows the access panel to be opened. Gives you a rough idea where the hot tank is located. Of course the check valve is accessed on the inside of the coach on the tank, which is probably behind a removal panel or under a removable drawer etc. It may be near your winterization hot water tank bypass valves if you know where those are located. Someone with your coach may be more specific on how you access the hot water tank from the inside.


__________________
javelin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 12:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2