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Old 10-26-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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I purchased a 2007 Pilgrim International Cirrus TT. I cannot find the location of the water pump switch to turn it on. Any ideas where it might be? It is not on the panel with other switches. Also - need the location to fill the "water heater bypass valves". Is this located on the outside of the trailer in the water heater panel? Camping this wk-end and no city water available. Will be using the fresh water tank for the first time. Any help appreciated!

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Old 10-26-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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Ok - I found the water pump switch. Wondering how to fill the water heater when using the fresh water tank. When using the city fill, the water flowed into the water heater automatically. Do you have to do something different to get the water heater filled. The manual says to "oen the water heater bypass valves to allow the hot water tank to fill". However, it does not indicate where or how to do this. The manual is not very helpful - it seems pretty generic and no diagrams of the actual TT - which would be helpful. Again, thanks for any help!

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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If the water heater filled from city water, I'd suggest turning on the pump and running hot water at the sink until water flows. Your heater will be full. The bypass valve instruction sounds like it was written assuming the TT had been winterized and being put in commission for the first time.

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Old 10-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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WH bypass valves are on the back of it. Should be a panel inside to remove to access.
The water pump feeds the water exactly like a city water connection does.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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There is basically no difference between the city water and the "Tanked" water systems

Depending on the RV, water comes in the city water inlet, and (Optionally) goes to a diverter valve called a "Quick Fill" valve by some, this valve sends water either INTO the on-board tank or one into the RV.. From there it goes to a "T" fitting. and on to the rest of the RV.

Water from the on-board tank goes first to the water pump, then to that very same "T" fitting, and on to the rest of the RV

NOTE there may be other "T" fittings scattered either side of that one but for this discussion that is the only one that counts.

The water heater thus gets filled by the very same pipe and valve no matter if you are using "Tanked" or "City" water. Tis all the same to the water heater.
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