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Old 10-13-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Hot water bypass - 1996 Excella

I just bought a used 1996 28 foot widebody Excella. I can ony find one valve to bypass the waterheater. The two valves for the run around aren't in the waterheater compartment. Is there another place I could look to find them or does this unit only have the one?
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I don't know if / when they began to install them at the factory. Our '85 did not have a by-pass but our newer '01 does have it. I think it's a toss. You probably just don't have it. If by WH compartment you mean the outer door it wouldn't be there. In the lower cabinet in the bathroom is where you'll find them if you got one. Look for the incoming line and outgoing lines. That's where it'll be if it's present.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Our '95 does have the bypass, so I'd expect a '96 to have it too. Odd. In mine they're right next to the water heater as you'd expect.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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I second that question with more info..

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I just bought a used 1996 28 foot widebody Excella. I can ony find one valve to bypass the waterheater. The two valves for the run around aren't in the waterheater compartment. Is there another place I could look to find them or does this unit only have the one?
I also have a 95 excella 30'.

I attached a couple pics of what the real life view is for me. I just got the trailer recently and I am currently using it,.. so I haven't made it to the winterizing/storage procedures yet.

The picture is color coded for future reference in this post. If you can identify what color goes to what I would appreciate it.

From the manual: To by-pass the water heater for winterizing, close valves A and C and open valve B. Picture of lettered valves taken roughly from airstream my airstream manual.

To me, Looks like it would be colors red and green are A and C.

thanks hope this helps
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I also have a 95 excella 30'.

I attached a couple pics of what the real life view is for me. I just got the trailer recently and I am currently using it,.. so I haven't made it to the winterizing/storage procedures yet.

The picture is color coded for future reference in this post. If you can identify what color goes to what I would appreciate it.

From the manual: To by-pass the water heater for winterizing, close valves A and C and open valve B. Picture of lettered valves taken roughly from airstream my airstream manual.

To me, Looks like it would be colors red and green are A and C.

thanks hope this helps
Red is A, yellow is B, and green is C.

The valve on the floor directly under the water heater is for allowing water past the pressure valve/check valve so you can use the outside spigot when you're running on the pump. That valve would normally be closed when you're on city water. (I just noticed this weekend ours has been open for the entire season. Oops. Oh well.)
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