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Old 05-05-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Draining fresh water tank

Just wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a different way to drain fresh water tank besides pumping it out on berkshire.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:54 PM   #2
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Maybe low water drains in the waterbay.

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Old 05-05-2014, 05:18 PM   #3
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There are 2 drains in the water bay. One on each side of the bay by the various turn offs. The tubes go straight down. There is also a tank drain behind the large cabinet just in front of the rear wheels on the passenger side. There are 2 clips on the underside of the door. Undo the clips and raise the door. You will need something to prop the door open as there are no hydraulic lifts to keep it open. The water pump is also in this cabinet.
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When I drain mine, I open the water pump compartment, open the valve on the right side of the fresh water tank, and close the valve that goes up the left side into the water stacks on the other side, and then turn on the water pump. Does it pretty quick. (I believe I got that right - someone will chime in if I forgot something)
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:24 PM   #5
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Tom got it right..... I drain my tanks each winter by opening both of them... I also open all faucets in inside to speed the process up....
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Thanks all......

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Old 05-08-2014, 09:07 PM   #7
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Do you have any concern for the pump?

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When I drain mine, I open the water pump compartment, open the valve on the right side of the fresh water tank, and close the valve that goes up the left side into the water stacks on the other side, and then turn on the water pump. Does it pretty quick. (I believe I got that right - someone will chime in if I forgot something)
Do you have any concern running the pump to long? I have heard there have been problems with them. On my 2008 i have only one low point drain in the pump bay and the tank drain. Letting gravity drain the tank takes all day which is a pain. I was thinking of putting a cheep $20 pump from eBay on the tank drain but have not yet. What I have done is put a switch next to the pump to turn it on and off. Helps when winterizing. I do not like to run it dry between gallons of antifreeze and the inside switch is not much help.
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