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Old 04-07-2016, 02:50 PM   #1
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Hot Water bypass

Ok, I have the 2016 Cougar 327RES and I can't find the hot water Bypass. Any ideas? I would think that it's right under my stove but it doesn't appear to be there.
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:53 PM   #2
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If it's like mine, it's on the back of the hot water heater. If it has one.


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Old 04-07-2016, 03:22 PM   #3
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Locate the water heater on the outside, then go inside and look for a access panel. They will usually be behind that panel. You may have to remove some screws to remove the panel. The by pass will be on the back side of the water heater.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:02 PM   #4
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That's the problem. Directly behind the water heater is the refrigerator and some cabinets. I don't see any access panels or screws. The kitchen slide out is next to it and I opened every drawer there too with no results. I doubt that the bypass would be located in a slide.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:30 PM   #5
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mets721, Howdy;

Sometimes you can't see what you need to just by pulling out drawers
as there may be a verticle panel between the drawers and the HWH.
Start by pulling the panel below the fridge. have a good look-see, if it's
not there keep pulling panels until you find it.

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Old 04-07-2016, 05:43 PM   #6
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If it's anything like the 2012 327res you need to remove the back paneling in the storage compartment and it is right on the back of the water heater.

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Old 04-07-2016, 07:53 PM   #7
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From looking at the floor plan and a picture, the water heater is under the bathroom. From the back of the trailer you can see the fridge and to the left of that is the heater and the left of the heater is the water heater. The basement door is under the bed slide so as listed above, there is a panel there.
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:07 AM   #8
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If it's anything like the 2012 327res you need to remove the back paneling in the storage compartment and it is right on the back of the water heater.

Looks like your right. I looked at pictures of a 2016 327res on line and the water heater is located between the furnace and the storage compartment and is down low so the most likely access is through the storage compartment.
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Old 04-08-2016, 05:15 AM   #9
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Found it

Thanks for the help. I located it behind a panel in the storage area. Little bit strange to me that there appears to only be one valve to open or close. My past unit had three to operate. I guess this is normal for keystone or 5th wheels???
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Thanks for the help. I located it behind a panel in the storage area. Little bit strange to me that there appears to only be one valve to open or close. My past unit had three to operate. I guess this is normal for keystone or 5th wheels???
Strange location to have to access the the valve in the storage area, they sure don't make it easy or convenient for that model.

Mine is simple to access via panel beside the sink, two screws and I'm there.

My bypass only has one valve as well. I think they used the KISS methodology there.
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