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Old 01-16-2015, 10:03 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone, new to the forum, I just purchased a 2004 Sunline Solaris T-264SR. I am a total newbie. Anyways, I have a Atwood MPD 93756 6 gallon gas/electric water heater. To the left of the water heater is a "potable water" inlet, i assume to fill the water heater tank. Is the water heater tank hooked up to the (lets call it city water)? and is this potable water inlet just for filling your water heater tank when there will not be available city water?
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:45 PM   #2
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The inlet is to fill your fresh water holding tank...this is definitely not the time of year to put water into your TT!
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Sunline used a potable water fill port, to fill the fresh tank. They look like this:



There is also a city water inlet, that goes to the entire fresh water system. It looks similar to this:



Both will get water to your Sunline. The top one fills a fresh water reservoir tank. This tank is mainly used, when you don't have access to a city water connection. Once the tank is full, an on-board water pump pressurizes the system. Look at the following diagram. It should help you understand how the system is hooked up and works..



To answer your question, the water heater is pressurized/filled, when you hook to city water and also when you turn on the water pump. Your water heater will work on both propane and electric. NEVER turn either the propane, or electric to the water heater, unless it is full of water!

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Old 01-16-2015, 11:37 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone, really making me feel welcome here. Defiently not putting any water in anything during the winter. Trying to get educated for when the summer comes, like mentioned. Thanks for the quick replies.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:26 PM   #6
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Hello all, I was able to put water in the system today, we dont expect frezzing temps here till next winter, i bled all the lines. including the hot water line, with a consistent flow of water, however, when i remove the drain plug in the water heater, a drip of water comes out. I dont know if the tank is empty or full being i do have water coming from the hot tap. and i dont want to fire it up to find out. Is there a valve possibly, maybe a clog at the plug?? thanks for any insight.
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It probably has a water heater by-pass valve (this allows you to by-pas the heater to winterize the system so you don't fill the heater with antifreeze) it will be near the heater (inside the camper) and have a least one valve to open maybe two.
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Than bypass valve will be BEHIND the water heater where it is not easy to find.
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What you are describing points to the HW heater by pass valve not being flipped to "not" bypass the heater.

Your 2004 heater will look like this. I do not know where it is buried on your floor plan.


The bottom white T fitting with all blue hoses going to it, is the bypass valve. There is a lever on the valve, (on the inside in this pic towards the tank, can't see the lever) rotate it all the way and it will start filling the HW heater with cold water. Right now the flow is up the vertical blue hose to the T on top and then out the red hose to the HW faucets bypassing the heater all together.

They use this for winterizing with the pink food grade antifreeze so you "bypass" the 6 gallons to fill the HW heater.

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Immedialy after i made the thread i did go into the panel and did find a valve. this was the bypass valve. electric and propane work and heat the water rapidly. thanks for the help
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where is the water heater located ? And how do you turn on the water pump?
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I'm not sure where the heater is located on your trailer. Common under full size beds, etc. Look outside for the panel...it will be in that area.

Your water pump switch may be on the range hood. It is on my 1996 T-2053.

Good luck and welcome to the forum. Post pics when you can. We like to see members trailers and projects, etc.
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We have a 1997 T-2475 our water heater is located in the right rear corner. If you lift out the ply wood in the large cabinet behind your toilet it is under there. There is an out door panel by the right tail light.
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