Water Heater and Window Woes - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Brand RVs > Toy Hauler
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-01-2016, 10:55 PM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Harrisville
Posts: 3
New York
Water Heater and Window Woes

Hello first time out and we are ironing out the bumps, as we figured we would be...........We have a 2015 Voltage 3605, and we love it, but...........

first.....turning hot water heater on, is there a special trick other than flipping a couple of switches inside!? It's been over an hour and still no hot water...... =(

Also, anyone else have this problem with windows, ours keep coming off track when opening or closing..very frustrating......!?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160701_172430.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	52.5 KB
ID:	3407  
__________________

agspencer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2016, 11:33 PM   #2
Member
 
Old Goat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Pioneer
Posts: 41
California
Quote:
Originally Posted by agspencer View Post
Hello first time out and we are ironing out the bumps, as we figured we would be...........We have a 2015 Voltage 3605, and we love it, but...........

first.....turning hot water heater on, is there a special trick other than flipping a couple of switches inside!? It's been over an hour and still no hot water...... =(

Also, anyone else have this problem with windows, ours keep coming off track when opening or closing..very frustrating......!?
Agspenser,

I had the samer hot water issue on our 2016 3805. Turned out the outside shower valve was slightly open allowing back flow. Closing that faucet solved our issue.

Haven't had any window issues!
__________________

__________________
'01 Dodge 3500 dually
2016 V3805
1987 Chenowth desert buggy
Old Goat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2016, 11:46 PM   #3
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Harrisville
Posts: 3
New York
Well we figured out water heater, stickers for bypass are wrong.....normal was actually bypass and vice versa, go figure!!!! =/

Windows in garage area are still jacked up.....

Baby steps I guess.....


Thanks for your help "Old Goat"! =)
agspencer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2016, 12:17 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
thompwil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lancaster
Posts: 263
Pennsylvania
Quote:
Originally Posted by agspencer View Post
Well we figured out water heater, stickers for bypass are wrong.....normal was actually bypass and vice versa, go figure!!!! =/

Windows in garage area are still jacked up.....
My garage window did the same thing. Couldn't get the sliders back into the tracks without causing more damage to them so I had to drill out the rivets holding in the mechanism to slide the thing back into the tracks. Put machine screws and nuts back in place of the rivets. I went on line and bought a couple spare mechanisms too since I just had a feeling someday I'd need them.
__________________

2015 Voltage 3305, Gone for Good !
2014 Ram 3500 dually, Aisin, Gone but not Forgotten.
2018 Winnebago Sunstar 32YE
thompwil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2016, 02:41 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
ewacowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Mead
Posts: 147
Washington
Quote:
Originally Posted by agspencer View Post

Also, anyone else have this problem with windows, ours keep coming off track when opening or closing..very frustrating......!?
Yup....had the same issue with our window in the garage Had to drill out the rivets, put the track mechanism back together and re-rivet. Not a pleasant day....
__________________
2015 Voltage 3305
2007 Freightliner M2 Business Class

Happiness is an old pickup truck, a good dog and an understanding woman....
ewacowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2016, 03:04 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
thompwil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lancaster
Posts: 263
Pennsylvania
Quote:
Originally Posted by ewacowboy View Post
Yup....had the same issue with our window in the garage Had to drill out the rivets, put the track mechanism back together and re-rivet. Not a pleasant day....
Do you have two different size window mechanisms? The problem window on the road side has short arms attaching to the window with no travel stops. The window on the entry door side has long arms with travel stops. Both windows are the same dimensions. Not sure what the purpose of that is?
__________________

2015 Voltage 3305, Gone for Good !
2014 Ram 3500 dually, Aisin, Gone but not Forgotten.
2018 Winnebago Sunstar 32YE
thompwil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2016, 03:33 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
ewacowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Mead
Posts: 147
Washington
Huh....mine are both the same. Both windows open approximately 2 3/4".
__________________
2015 Voltage 3305
2007 Freightliner M2 Business Class

Happiness is an old pickup truck, a good dog and an understanding woman....
ewacowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 03:36 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 459
Montana
Quote:
Originally Posted by agspencer View Post
Well we figured out water heater, stickers for bypass are wrong.....normal was actually bypass and vice versa, go figure!!!! =/

Windows in garage area are still jacked up.....

Baby steps I guess.....


Thanks for your help "Old Goat"! =)
I'm curious if your water heater is working normally now? If it was bypassed and empty and you had the electric heating element on, I'm sure it would have fried the element and it will need to be replaced. If it was on gas, I think it may be OK but I would still think some things got hotter than they should! If the tank was full but bypassed, then I would suspect everything is fine because the thermostats would have stopped heating once the water was up to temp.
__________________

__________________
2012 Aspen Trail 2710BH | 280 watts of solar on the roof | 2x6V GC batteries | 100% LED lighting | 1500 & 300 watt PSW inverters | so far strictly boondocking
ewarnerusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×