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Old 05-16-2011, 06:38 AM   #1
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'89 29' Excella-Where is the water Bypass Switch

Inherited this trailer from my parents after their death and so I'll have several newbie questions like this.
Searched the forum and the manual with no luck. I cannot fill my hot water tank.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 05-16-2011, 06:48 AM   #2
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It's a sad way to become the owner of a beautiful trailer like your '68 GT, but I will venture to say that with time, it will become a joy to you, and a warm reminder of good times with your parents.

Welcome to,by the way, you will find it a very good source of info for your trailer.

As for the hot water heater, look for a loop that isolates your water tank from the cold-water supply. This is often done in trailers to make it unnecessary to add 6 or 10 gallons of anti-freeze to the water heater for winterization.

Water taps in AS (Airstream) TTs (travel trailers) usually use the pattern that the handle of a closed water valve is at right angles to the pipe it is in, and the handle will therefore be in-line with the pipe when it is open.

See if that helps.


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Old 05-16-2011, 11:34 AM   #3
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I guess I should change my handle

I had a 68 Globetrotter but now I have a 1989 29' Excella. That's the one I'm having trouble locating the bypass switch
Things sure do look different when it is all put together. My 68 was a full-monte deal.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:31 PM   #4
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We have an '89-29' too. The bypass valve handle is accessed through the pull down door inside the bathroom, under the vanity. Reach in and then to the right behind the wheel well. It has a large handle. It turns about 1/4 of a turn. Good hunting.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:03 PM   #5
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Welcome, sorry about your loss…hope the AS hold’s fond memories for you. Our 89’ has the bypass in the rear driver side locker, adjacent to the water heater. Take some time and poke around…it should be very close the water heater…

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