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Old 05-17-2010, 01:48 AM   #1
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hello. as i am new to the rv world i would like to gather as much info as i can. where are the hotwater tank bypass valves located and how do i access them. i have a 2009 sunset trail 30 bh. do i have to open up the box that encloses the heater. also, how or where do you put the antifreeze to get it into the system. do you pour it right into the water tank or is there a place or tie in at the pump.



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Old 05-17-2010, 05:40 AM   #2
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I have a "08 30 BH so expect things are the same. Yes, you have to "open the box" which is just a frame around the heater by loosening the screws attaching it and sliding it to the left. You'll immediately see the two valves. If they're in the vertical position they're closedfor winterizing. Horizontal is open for filling & operating the heater. As far as adding antifreeze, remove the small panel under the bathroom sink to get to the pump. My trailer came with the winterizing option meaning the pump has a valve and short hose which goes into the antifreeze bottle. If you don't have this setup get it at Camping World. Make sure you have the water heater valves in the vertical position as you don't want to fill it with 6 or 10 gallons of antifreeze. Follow the instructions in your Sunset Trail manual. You'll find it's a quick and easy process and takes approximately 1-2 gallons of antifreeze. Ironically, I had to rewinterzie last week coming home to snow and freezing temps in Colorado.

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I'll second what coastn has already said. My 30BH is an '07. Looks

like the only difference is that my water pump is in the bathroom under the sink behind a door instead of a panel. No panel to remove, just open it up.

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Old 05-18-2010, 03:54 AM   #4
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A door! I'm envious. Wonder why they made it more difficult for the '08 model. Think I'll look into a door as a mod. Then again, normally I only have to deal with the small panel and its' four screws twice a year.
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hey thank you very much coastn and csham.

Very helpful and appreciated. One more question though. Underneath the hot water tank poking out through the floor are two lines with caps. I would assume the one is for the tank itself, what is the other for?
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Those sound like your Low Point Drains. Remove the caps and open a faucet inside to drain the water lines. One will be the cold side and the other for the hot.
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I agree with Rock1424 that those are the low point drains. They will not drain the hot water heater. You have to remove the drain plug from the hot water heater from the outside compartment of the water heater.
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Ditto to the two posts above.
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Our 2010 water pump is located along right side of the queen bed under the stand with two screws, we have not used the TT yet but my concern with this location is the noise from the pump at night.
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The pump runs on demand so you should not have any noise unless you use water or have a leak.
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