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Old 07-22-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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Cupboards with hinges on both sides?

Just bought this travel trailer (2008 Flagstaff Classic Super Lite 829 BHSS). Some of the cupboards have hinges on both sides. How do I open them? Also, where is the bypass valve and drain plug located for the hot water heater? Where is the water filter located? When I sanitize the fresh water system with bleach, should I allow the bleach solution to enter the hot water tank as well, or bypass it like you do when treating with plumbing antifreeze? Thanks.
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Welcome to irv2. Not all rvs have a water heater bypass valve. tHe drain plug is in the outside water heater compartment and is probably a hex plastic plug.

Also all rvs do not have a water filter. Did you get the owners manuals?

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Welcome to irv2. Not all rvs have a water heater bypass valve. tHe drain plug is in the outside water heater compartment and is probably a hex plastic plug.

Also all rvs do not have a water filter. Did you get the owners manuals?

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The owners manual is a generic one for all Forest River trailers, so it is pretty useless. It gives general information only, with no specifics or diagrams.

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We have a 2011 Flagstaff 8528RLWS fifth wheel and the one cupboard with hinges on both sides has the water pump and filter behind it. I can access the pump and filter from the storage compartment as well. To drain the hot water tank, remove the anode rod. The bypass on ours is located under the kitchen sink. As for sanitizing I have run the bleach solution through everything including the HWT as any contamination will be in all the water system. Hope this helps.

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We have a 2011 Flagstaff 8528RLWS fifth wheel and the one cupboard with hinges on both sides has the water pump and filter behind it. I can access the pump and filter from the storage compartment as well. To drain the hot water tank, remove the anode rod. The bypass on ours is located under the kitchen sink. As for sanitizing I have run the bleach solution through everything including the HWT as any contamination will be in all the water system. Hope this helps.

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Thanks Ray, but how do you open the cupboard with hinges on both sides? Do you have to pull the hinge pin out? Any idea why they designed it that way? Was it just to make it child-proof?

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Old 07-23-2012, 12:20 AM   #6
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I think those double hinge doors are just fake doors to make things look better. Probably has stuff behind in the wall that won't allow a real shelving unit.
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I think you right it is just for looks. To access the equipment behind it I would look for a panel in the storage compartment. Remove the screws and remove the panel to see if that is where you have the water pump and filter. My panel was so long the after removing it I found a duct from the furnace attached and made it hard to remove, so I cut it so that I could access the pump and filter by only removing three screws in the shorter panel.

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