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Old 05-07-2013, 11:21 AM   #61
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Funny this post is about motor home air brakes.......
Fully aware of it being about MH's, but his post was about a compressor he bought in 97 and not draining it. Sorry to ruffle your feathers.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:08 PM   #62
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It scares me to think what my garage compressor(not purged in 3 years) and my Berks air tanks(not drained in a year) look like inside. Probably alot of rusty water in there. There are just too many things that have unrealistic maintainance intervals that I'm lucky to keep up with my oil changes.
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X2 ...... Must have lots of rusty water....
Doesn't anyone read owners manuals anymore?
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Several years ago my father in law had his tank on his air compressor fail at full pressure. It did a couple thousand dollars damage to the side of his car and sent shrapnel into the workbench. Luckily he was in having lunch. He never drained his tank. He did drain the new one on a regular basis.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:42 PM   #64
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X2 ...... Must have lots of rusty water....
Doesn't anyone read owners manuals anymore?
I'm sure practically everyone reads the manuals, but remembering to do it is a major problem until something goes wrong. Have had 60 gal home compressors for years and years and it is still a chore remembering to drain them. Drained mine in Sep12 and just drained about 1-1/2 gals out of it a few minutes ago.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #65
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Let us know what they say at camp. I am hoping to attend next year. Frank
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:25 PM   #66
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I'm sure practically everyone reads the manuals, but remembering to do it is a major problem until something goes wrong. Have had 60 gal home compressors for years and years and it is still a chore remembering to drain them. Drained mine in Sep12 and just drained about 1-1/2 gals out of it a few minutes ago.
Just read your post today - did you really drain 1-1/2 gallons from your 60 gallon tank?

That is a lot of water laying in the bottom of your tank and that is not good as I don't think these tanks are waterproof inside.
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front wheel wells... look on the frame for a wire look that looks like this:

after parking and shutting the engine off, pull the loop till air stops coming out.
Actually, there will most likely be less than a 3-4 ounces of water in there, unless you haven't drained in months. The driers keep the moisture to a minimum. If you listen, you can hear when the water is all gone and only air remains; usually less than 5 seconds, but normally just 1-2 seconds.

As far as draining ALL the air, not at all necessary. I like to keep my tanks under pressure so that next time I start the engine, I don't have to wait a minute or two for the tanks to pressurize.

YMMV.

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Just read your post today - did you really drain 1-1/2 gallons from your 60 gallon tank?

That is a lot of water laying in the bottom of your tank and that is not good as I don't think these tanks are waterproof inside.
Sure did, about that much every 6-8 months. When we lived in Carlisle, AR, I had to drain it about every 3 months.
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