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Old 10-17-2021, 11:42 AM   #1
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HELP. NEWBIE - winterizing questions

This is my first time posting in any forum and I am not to computer savy. I just purchased a 2002 Fleetwood BOUNDER and am attempting to winterize it. I have winterized smaller TT'S, so I know about HW Tanks and Bypass valves and how to add AF. My problem is that I have never had a water bay. My BOUNDER in the water bay driver side, has a black lever and above it there is a sign BYPASS. My question, is this the HWT bypass or is the lever to fill the water tanks from the city water? I have read some posts and am confused since some say the unit should have a 3 valve shutoff. If so where is it located? On the passenger side where the FW Tank and the gravity fill is located in one compartment bay there are lines which have a large lever ball valve. I am thinking this is for filling the FWT by way of the city water connection and nothing to do with the HW Tank? My last question is when I turn on my HW switch which or when is it heated by propane vs electric, and by turning off the switch, will it shut off both sources, or how does it work? Are there any other HW shutoffs?

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Old 10-17-2021, 11:58 AM   #2
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HELP. NEWBIE - winterizing questions

The bypass valve in the water bay is used to fill FWT. You should find a bypass valve for the water heater near the water heater. We have a rear closet, and the valve is on the side wall. Yours will depend on the location of your water heater. You probably have two switches for the water heater. One to control gas and the other for electric heating element. Turn both to the off position.

There should be a switch near the LP gas fill. Turn it off. If you still have concerns, pull the 12 v lead off the control board.
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