Getting ready to travel to Williamsburg and test out the motorhome as this is my first trip out. I am the second owner of this PC and paper instructions were left by former owner on opening and closing the valves to the water system. It is all to confusing. the valves are in back of the bottom Galley drawer. Laying flat they are in the shape of an "H". Trying to figure out what valves are for the water heater. two are the vertical valves and the middle horizontal is the third one. So which one is the bypass to the hot water???? The paper instructions are confusing. They listed winter and summer but look the same to me. Does anyone else have this system..... Help!!!
I also have an aniline cartridge water filter system. I see that all the antifreeze is is gone in it and want to know, before I put in the new cartridge, whether I should run clean water for awhile until all the pink is gone. I did most of it but still not sure when to install the cartridge. Filter is under the driver's side bunk. You have to be a contagious to change it.....
On the water heater issues, the two vertical line are going to and coming from the water heater. So if you want to use the water heater, you open both of them. The cross line of the "H" allows water to flow without going to the water heater. So you want to close it in the summer and open it in the winter to let the pink stuff flow through the lines without going to the water heater. In short, for summer, open the two vertical lines and close the cross line. In winter close the two vertical lines and open the cross line.
I would run fresh water through the whole system before moving valves or adding the filter cartridge. I like to add two cups of bleach to the fresh water tank, fill it, pump water through all the lines and then let it sit for a couple of hours. Then I drain it, refill it with just fresh water, pump water through the lines until I don't smell the bleach, drain it again, and the third time I fill it. Now turn the valves and add the filter cartridge. Then I hook up the hose to the outside inlet and turn on the water, open the kitchen sink valve to let the air out of the water heater as it fills up. Never ever turn on the electric water heater without water in the tank. It will burn the element real fast.