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Old 05-27-2019, 02:49 PM   #1
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Replacing a check valve in the water heater bypass.

I have a 2008 Fleetwood 32K Terra LX motor home which I think has the same layout as other Fleetwood products like the Bounder. The water heater is in a sealed boxed area below the floor of the motor home with no access panels beyond the main cover. I have a leaking check valve that makes winterizing a chore. In order to change it it looks like the water heater has to come out but I'm unsure if the water lines on the back side of the heater are long enough and flexible enough to pull the heater out far enough to do the job. It's really hard to tell as everything is boxed up tight. All piping outside the box is not too flexible plastic and I'm wondering what type pipes or hoses are inside the box.

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It is not that hard to try removing it. Drain the water and turn off power of course. Getting it to come out after removing the two dozen screws can be tricky. I have some plastic scrapers that are like plastic chisels. Get the edges loose. Get some help once it is loose.
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