Bypassing water heater for winter Kodiak UL 201QB - Dutchmen Owners
RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Technical | Towing, Maintenance and Repairs > Plumbing, Water and Propane Systems
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-20-2020, 11:48 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Sequim
Posts: 48
Bypassing water heater for winter Kodiak UL 201QB

We have a new 2020 Kodiak Ultra Lite 201QB. I cannot figure out how to bypass the water heater. Opening the outside cover allows for draining via the anode rod hole. There are no valves to open/close in the access area and no access to the water heater from inside the TT or from under the trailer that I can find; underside is riveted shut. Does anyone know where the bypass valves are and how to access them? The owner's manual is useless as it is not model specific.

Open Road Pathfinder
2020 Kodiak Ulta Lite 201QB
2018 Ford F150 Twin Turbo V6
Logging the miles in the USA. Adventure awaits around every corner.
kjlarson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2020, 10:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Beaver Dam
Posts: 503
I have a Kodiak Cub. There is a valve in my Cub on the water heater in line. It is on the back side. Originally I had to remove a panel inside the front pass through to get at the valve. The panel was held in place by screws into the floor and walls.

The valve will be on the back side very close to the water inflow. I have seen systems with two valves as well. The second valve if you have one would be on the hot pipe out. It would be on the backside at the top.

I installed a hinged door so I didn't have to unscrew everything.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!
Paul Bristol
Dutchman Kodiak Cub KD176RD 2018
Nissan Pathfinder 2015
persistent is offline   Reply With Quote

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


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 07:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2020 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.