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Old 09-28-2020, 04:37 PM   #1
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2016 Holiday Rambler Vacationer; Location of hot water valve

Hello all. I have been looking for the location of the hot water valve for our RV. We are new to this and I have researched and read the manual. There is nothing stating where the valve might be. The reason is that we only get warm water from the hot water tank. The water at the tank is hot. Thinking maybe the valve is bad or half open ??? Any other ideas ??

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I don't have your rig, but on those that have an outside faucet/shower, if the hot and cold valves were left on, and the 'pause' button was pressed, the water heat will be diluted, and you will only get warm water. And I guess it will be the same for the inside shower as well
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Harry's answer is the first I thought of too. The same would apply to the inside shower but that is less likely to be the problem. Another thing that will cause the problem that you have is if there is a bypass on the back of the water heater for winterizing and the valve is not fully in the proper position. The bypass is behind the water heater.
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I do not have an outdoor shower. I also do not have a tank like this. Mine is metal with a small access door from the bottom which shows the back of the tank only. No valves. I would think it has an access door inside someplace, but cannot find it. The refrigerator is in front of that area. The manual shows one, but no location given.
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I thought an outdoor shower/faucet was pretty standard equipment in wet bay.The water heater bypass valves could be remoted to a more accessible valve control panel as 3way valve/s not just as shown in that pic.
I helped person winterize that had single low point drain and a valve that tied hot and cold together to it a few inches away, it may have doubled as a water heater winterize valve IDR it was years ago, another be it remote possibility for cross hot / cold mix.
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I do not have an outdoor shower. I also do not have a tank like this. Mine is metal with a small access door from the bottom which shows the back of the tank only. No valves. I would think it has an access door inside someplace, but cannot find it. The refrigerator is in front of that area. The manual shows one, but no location given.
If your tank is making hot water, and all you are getting is lukewarm out of the hot faucet, it's because there is a connection somewhere that ties the cold and hot lines together. Either as suggested, the HW tank bypass or at a mixing valve, such as indoor shower or outdoor shower. It's not rocket science.
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