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Old 04-02-2020, 08:13 PM   #1
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We have just gotten a new 2020 Chaparral 30' RV. The hot water at the faucet is only warm. You can shower with the hot water only. It isn't really hot enough to wash dishes. I've checked the water at the heater tank by opening the relief valve and the water is very hot. Am I missing a hot water bypass valve somewhere? I'm trying to find something about it in an owners manual but those seem to be very shy on information.
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:07 PM   #2
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If you have an outside shower make sure the valves are in the off position, if it is on, there will be a cross connection causing water to only be warm from all faucets
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Show faucets are off. I was able to get into the back of the hot water heater and found one of the bypass valves open and was probably the problem.
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Great glad you found the problem, enjoy the new rv
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:14 PM   #5
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Problem fixed. Plenty of HOT water.
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We have just gotten a new 2020 Chaparral 30' RV. The hot water at the faucet is only warm. You can shower with the hot water only. It isn't really hot enough to wash dishes. I've checked the water at the heater tank by opening the relief valve and the water is very hot. Am I missing a hot water bypass valve somewhere? I'm trying to find something about it in an owners manual but those seem to be very shy on information.
If you have an outside shower Check that taps are shut off.
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Old 04-08-2020, 10:12 PM   #7
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my trailer was in bypass mode,, didnt find that out until I went to winterize it and removed 4 screws to get to the water heater,, came that way from factory I guess,,, glad you found it.
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that was my reply also, expensive lesson
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