Visit Travers St. Louis RV Service & Body for a Convenient Permanent By-Pass Kit for a 6-Gallon Tank

By-passing your water heater is simply part of winterizing your RV, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a simple task. At Travers St. Louis RV Service & Body, we can make it easier for you with our supreme permanent by-pass kit with an 8-inch hose, which is designed for a six-gallon tank. Learn more about this part here, and then head to Travers St. Louis RV Service & Body to pick up your by-pass kit and other winterizing supplies!

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What Does the Permanent By-Pass Kit Do?

This kit provides permanent installation that is both simple and durable. Once installed, it lets you drain your water heater easily as part of the winterizing process. Your water heater will drain fully and remain empty, keeping it from being damaged by freezing temperatures and all you have to do is turn a valve! When springtime comes and you’re ready to hit the road again, it’s easy to fill the water heater again!

What Makes This Permanent By-Pass Kit Special?

This permanent by-pass kit from Travers St. Louis RV Service & Body includes brass valves, which provide non-restrictive flow. In addition, the 8″ hose is crimp-resistant and reinforced with nylon, making it impressively durable.

Winterizing Your RV Near St. Louis, MO

By-passing your water heater is just one part of the RV winterizing process. In addition to draining and cleaning the water heater, you will also need to do the same for the gray water tank, the black water tank, the freshwater tank, and the water lines. Failing to do so properly can lead to damage, mold, and even dangerous bacteria. You will have to disconnect the water pump, open the faucets, and add antifreeze to keep everything safe.


This is part of the winterizing process, but only part of it! It’s best to store your RV with a full gas tank, but keeping it sitting all winter means that you should add a fuel stabilizer to the tank, and then run the engine and generator so that the stabilizer will become distributed. Then, you’ll have to change the oil and filter on the engine and the generator. In addition, it’s best to reseal or recaulk the top, especially if your RV will be staying outside over the winter.


We have the materials you need for winterizing your RV at Travers St. Louis RV Service & Body, but we also understand that it’s a long and tedious process. If you’d prefer, our technicians can do it for you, making your life easier.

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