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Old 08-06-2015, 10:44 PM   #11
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One is capped. That one I have removed the cap,and ran my water pump to drain it. I guess if it were hot, it would still have drained that way. Both lines are blue. I am not with the RV as I keep it at a storage facility, but I will go try to get some pics. Again though, if that is the hot line, when I removed the cap nothing happened until pump was turned on. Of course it did empty my tank with pump though.

The capped one is your low point drain. Yes, the pump will pump it out the low point drain.


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Old 08-07-2015, 08:48 AM   #12
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I'm sorry but I have to ask,,,
If there are that many people that were never shown how to drain FWT,,,
How are they going to Winterize ???
Our lines are 1 Red with cap,,, 1 Blue with out !!!
Red Hot - Blue Cold !!!
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I'm sorry but I have to ask,,,
If there are that many people that were never shown how to drain FWT,,,
How are they going to Winterize ???
Our lines are 1 Red with cap,,, 1 Blue with out !!!
Red Hot - Blue Cold !!!
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:27 AM   #14
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I'm sorry but I have to ask,,,
If there are that many people that were never shown how to drain FWT,,,
How are they going to Winterize ???
Our lines are 1 Red with cap,,, 1 Blue with out !!!
Red Hot - Blue Cold !!!
Remember every hour a tech spends doing a PDI is $80-$120 the dealer can not bill someone for service.
Moral: Go to your PDI with a comprehensive list and don't sign until you have completed it.
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:28 AM   #16
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Remember every hour a tech spends doing a PDI is $80-$120 the dealer can not bill someone for service.
Moral: Go to your PDI with a comprehensive list and don't sign until you have completed it.
I had a list ,actually a couple that I found here and on the web. I had gone over them to make sure I had them down pat. The only thing I actually did off the list was trying the micro wave with water from the tap. Everything else was choreographed by the "demonstrator" a good ol'boy who was quite entertaining. I was shown the basics. Nothing on the TV,surround system,hot and cold drains,gps,and everything else I found by using the MH. I signed off because it was my bright shinny new toy and because I had a 2hr ride home thru rush hour traffic. Will I do a different PDI next time- You Betcha. But I think this is the problem with a majority new buyers. Next time I will ask the right questions and ask to be shown the how and whys of the systems. In my opinion the best advice for a first time buyer would be to have an experienced RVer with them to ask where the drains etc. are.
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Agreed, but closely review the checklist to ensure it is correct for your unit.

I created a 10 page list by combining lists found here and other web sources. None of the check lists I found covered the entertainment center "stuff" or other add-on dash electronics. More surprisingly not one covered the generator set either. The chassis was also barely mentioned in even the motor home specific lists I found. But after some cutting and pasting, and adding sections, I have a checklist customized for our 2400W.

When my unit gets back from M-B, they are replacing the DEF Pump, we'll give the PDI another try...
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I'm sorry but I have to ask,,,
If there are that many people that were never shown how to drain FWT,,,
How are they going to Winterize ???
Our lines are 1 Red with cap,,, 1 Blue with out !!!
Red Hot - Blue Cold !!!
Not everyone purchases their MH new or from a dealer. I purchased mine from an individual and had never owned a MH before. I, too, have two blue lines. One with a cap and one without. Very interested in learning about this. Glad the OP asked this question.

Love learning from all the more experienced owners willing to share their knowledge with us rookies!

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Not everyone purchases their MH new or from a dealer. I purchased mine from an individual and had never owned a MH before. I, too, have two blue lines. One with a cap and one without. Very interested in learning about this. Glad the OP asked this question.

Love learning from all the more experienced owners willing to share their knowledge with us rookies!

I agree. I bought mine from an older gentleman that had it for one season, and put 2k on it. He was the second owner, and really knew nothing at all about it. He likely paid for winterization (I hope).
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I agree. I bought mine from an older gentleman that had it for one season, and put 2k on it. He was the second owner, and really knew nothing at all about it. He likely paid for winterization (I hope).
Yea, we purchased ours from a young couple in the middle of a divorce and neither were in the mood to answer a lot of questions! They did let us take it to an RV repair shop and have them check it out, but that wasn't a PDI. It has turned out to be in great shape and we are enjoying the heck out of it. Just glad this forum exists and everyone is willing to share information.

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