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Old 08-05-2015, 03:52 PM   #1
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Draing Fresh water tank on 3170DS

I have read through probably 100 pages on this forum, and have learned a TON about my RV. First trip was great, and cannot wait to go again.

How do you drain the fw tank? I found the hose under the RV, and removed the cap. Only a few drips came out. I then opened a faucet, and nothing. I ended up running my pump to get the water out of there. I am sure I am missing something. Please let me know. Thanks!
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:04 PM   #2
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On the passenger side behind the rear wheel there is a storage compartment. Inside that compartment is a black plastic hatch cover. Behind that you will find your water pump and filter. There should also be a water line with a valve on it. If you open this up it will drain out of tube underneath your TV without the cap on it.
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The capped line (Red) under the coach is hot side drain
The blue should be next to it valve location as described above
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Both mine are blue. Go figure.
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Both mine are blue. Go figure.
Mine are both blue also
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Mine are both blue also
Is one capped? The capped one is probably the low point drain for the hot water. The uncapped one would be the fresh tank drain. Well, based on my recent experience, that would be my guess. My fresh tank drain is in a panel inside the basement compartment right behind the passenger rear wheel. Open the panel and you will see water line going down with a valve. Turn the valve and you can then see which line the water drains from (should be the uncapped line).
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On the passenger side behind the rear wheel there is a storage compartment. Inside that compartment is a black plastic hatch cover. Behind that you will find your water pump and filter. There should also be a water line with a valve on it. If you open this up it will drain out of tube underneath your TV without the cap on it.

The quarter turn valve is actually behind the panel, to the right of the filter. A little difficult to get to. Just feel for it. You may scrap the back of your hand so, be gentle.


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Draing Fresh water tank on 3170DS

Agree on above posts
As I mentioned my capped,red is low point hot
I stated on other threads that I put a shut off valve on the red one too (in the little water compartment ) cause some road debris broke and knocked the cap off of mine while driving one trip and all the hot side including the hot water tank water sucked out from the air pressure flowing over the open hole,
Not really a big deal but all the minerals in the hot tank sprayed back and stained my trailer and I still can't get it "clean" not to mention if I would have turned on my electrical heater on arrival it would have burnt up the element with no water and who carries a spare cap for the low point hot water drain???
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Is one capped? The capped one is probably the low point drain for the hot water. The uncapped one would be the fresh tank drain. Well, based on my recent experience, that would be my guess. My fresh tank drain is in a panel inside the basement compartment right behind the passenger rear wheel. Open the panel and you will see water line going down with a valve. Turn the valve and you can then see which line the water drains from (should be the uncapped line).
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.
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I have 2014 3170ds,i found my drain exactly where everyone said ,behind panel in storage area. you do have to look closely to see it as its tucked beside filter,,thx for everyones help
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