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Old 10-31-2018, 10:18 AM   #11
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That's easy, remove bug screen. Get a new cap and run the water heater. Take photos or back to dealer after it melts again. See if they have any other reasons besides bad placement of plastic near heat.
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:46 AM   #12
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That's easy, remove bug screen. Get a new cap and run the water heater. Take photos or back to dealer after it melts again. See if they have any other reasons besides bad placement of plastic near heat.
Yep, but they also don't have a better way to keep bugs out of the hot water heater, except to charge me when it happens to fix/clean things up.

I let them know that they suggested the bug screens, sold them to me and installed them. They said they would reimburse me for them.

I let the dealer know there has to be a better solution. It's like letting your house burn down to prove wood burns.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:38 AM   #13
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(I let them know that they suggested the bug screens, sold them to me and installed them. They said they would reimburse me for them.)


Did they add bug screen,it comes with a screen ?
What happens when hose is hooked up ?

you could try to get a metal cap and a metal diverter for hose hook up.
if they don't help.


I would think everyone with that year / model is going to have problems 1st time out ?
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:09 PM   #14
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(I let them know that they suggested the bug screens, sold them to me and installed them. They said they would reimburse me for them.)


Did they add bug screen,it comes with a screen ?
What happens when hose is hooked up ?

you could try to get a metal cap and a metal diverter for hose hook up.
if they don't help.


I would think everyone with that year / model is going to have problems 1st time out ?
I have a brass elbow I will use and turn it sideways to keep the hose as far away as possible from the exhaust. I have plenty of mud daubers where I live and so I really want the screening. If I have to, I will add a thin metal strip above the heater exhaust to deflect the heat away from the hose. Nothing permanent, but when I am hooked up.
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:12 PM   #15
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These are the pictures. The screens were added.
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:57 PM   #16
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from your pic h20 is directly over screen.
other 2019 1750rd pics online show it to the left side of cover not over vent.
maybe you got a early build and they made changes.

might help talking to dealer or factory that it was changed at some point.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:32 AM   #17
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from your pic h20 is directly over screen.
other 2019 1750rd pics online show it to the left side of cover not over vent.
maybe you got a early build and they made changes.

might help talking to dealer or factory that it was changed at some point.
I have the 2018 Hideout 177lhs model. I looked at the 2019 pictures I could find and I don't see that they moved anything.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:07 AM   #18
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Your right ,I was looking at the 1750rd still too close to vent .
looks like same overall set up not sure why different model # and why different location for vent.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:56 AM   #19
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That is so frustrating to hear that they're going to blame the bug screen. That's the exact same screen I have, convinced to buy by the dealer. If they blame that, they're going to be hearing from me on a phone call because that's the most retarded thing I've heard in awhile. It's a poor design, the end. Own up to it and figure out a way around it. Heat shield/diverter would be a possibility or just swap the gas unit to a completely electric unit. I don't plan to boondock so going all electric doesn't bother me. I guess I'll find out starting Tuesday.
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That is so frustrating to hear that they're going to blame the bug screen. That's the exact same screen I have, convinced to buy by the dealer. If they blame that, they're going to be hearing from me on a phone call because that's the most retarded thing I've heard in awhile. It's a poor design, the end. Own up to it and figure out a way around it. Heat shield/diverter would be a possibility or just swap the gas unit to a completely electric unit. I don't plan to boondock so going all electric doesn't bother me. I guess I'll find out starting Tuesday.
I would appreciate you letting me know.
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