Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 9
water heater fill up

Where do I find the water heater fill opening. The water heater is under the sink in the bathroom. How do I fill it up?

alesiav is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-03-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
wildtoad's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,374
Unless you have a valve turned off, it should fill automatically when ever you either hook to a water supply or turn on your pump. Open a hot water faucet and if water comes out then the heater is filled. If you get air coming out the heater may still be filling. If you get nothing perhaps the water inlet to the heater is closed.

Tom Wilds
Blythewood SC
2016 Newmar Bay Star Sport 3004
wildtoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
K-Star's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Mid Atlantic Campers
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Fulltime - Currently somewhere in the lower 48
Posts: 2,209
That is correct. The Hot Water Heater (HWH) is supposed to fill automatically when the water is turned on. If yours is not, you may have a winterizing bypass setup installed. This is a series of three valves to divert water around the HWH, thus bypassing it. You need to insure that these are in the NORMAL positions; not BYPASSED. These valves are typically installed right next to the HWH.

Also, when the HWH fills up, you may get some trapped air that could prevent the gas valve from opening to heat the water. With the water turned on, open a hot water faucet in the unit. This will allow air to escape the HWH.
John, Joyce & Libby the Yellow Lab. - Fulltime since `08

2005 Kountry Star FW-35LKSA by Newmar
2012 Ford F-450 Lariat
K-Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 08:45 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 181
It will fill automatically.
tvman44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 09:56 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 9
water heater

Thank you for your help. It works
alesiav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 10:03 AM   #6
Senior Member
first5thwheel's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 323
I have a question regarding a water heater seeing you all discussed this. My question is have any of you noticed that the water stays extremely hot for days after turning off the switch. I have a 6 gal propane water heater that is incased in Styrofoam insulation and I do not leave the water heater on when I know I am not using the hot water. What I have noticed is the water stays hot for days after. We do not use much hot water or take long showers so I am guessing that is why. Have any of you noticed your water is retaining its heat for days after? Personally, I think it is great, but I wanted your feedback on the matter.

first5thwheel is offline   Reply With Quote

heater, water

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with Water Heater and LP term_paint Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 3 07-14-2010 09:59 PM
Fresh Water - No Gravity Fill? - Try This! laplatarosa Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 20 09-19-2009 10:42 AM
Electric Water Heater MP National RV Owner's Forum 9 02-13-2009 11:24 AM
Water heater Fill mrsr71 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 12-25-2007 01:14 AM
Hot water tank drain, flush & fill SteveG Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 7 04-30-2007 03:40 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.