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Old 08-11-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank

OK folks, I would like to use the last 1/3rd of the water in the fresh water tank. Is there something I can do to get all but about 1" of the water out of the tank? Have a Berkshire 410QS, 2011.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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Others have changed the tank feed from the side of the FW tank to the drain at the bottom of the tank.

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Old 08-12-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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We do the poor man's version of draining the tank. We open the side drain while we are driving and let the normal sloshing take a lot of the water out, but not all of it.

For those that have changed the drain to a bottom drain, how did you do it? That might be a better solution for us than our current method.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #4
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Put the jacks down on drivers side and create an angle that drains to the side valve. Just don't take all the weight off the suspension but if you are level or angled slightly to that side before you start you'll get quite a bit of it out. Then you can also you hook up the hose and start filling and leave the drain open for awhile to further dilute and drain out remaining "leftover" water you are trying to get rid of.

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Old 08-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #5
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I do that tilt with the jacks to drain the tank too but maybe the OP was asking how to be able to use that last 1/3 of water. As our coach is already overweight I try to travel with as little water as possible but cant access much below the 1/3 full mark so I end up traveling with just a few gallons above that just to be able to use bathrooms while on the road. Hauling all those extra gallons up to the 1/3 indicator is frustrating as our coach has to bring along a couple hundred pounds of useless weight. Ok feel free to add in your own DW or DH joke also in that regard!
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:35 PM   #6
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mjracsj, yes that is what I trying to convey. At one time someone posted how to adjust a tube that the water is pumped from to go lower in the tank. Would just like to know which tube it is and how to do it. Thanks
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