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Old 07-27-2016, 10:28 AM   #141
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While trying to turn around on a dead-end road, our son hit something that bent one of the stabilizer jacks on our 2504s. It might be able to be used but it's pretty much trashed. I found a couple BAL stabilizers - I do try to by USA made when possible - but is that the brand I should go with? Is there anything in particular I should be sure to look for? Two that I'm looking at on Amazon are the 24002C & the 24028 LoPro. Also, several reviewers said they get their campers pretty level using boards or whatever & then use the BAL stabilizers to complete the leveling. I didn't think they were to be used to do that. Thoughts? Maybe I missed a step in our PDI! Thanks for the help!
level your camper right to left using boards or the Adult version of legos that is sold for that purpose. Then using your tongue jack, level the camper rear to front. The jacks are used then to Stabilize your trailer at this point
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:51 AM   #142
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Thanks to both of you! That's what I thought & how we're doing it. But after reading some of the reviews on Amazon, I wondered if maybe we were missing an easy step in making the camper even more level. And, since it was on the Internet, it HAD to be true! Plus, Amazon actually refers to them as leveling jacks. I trust you guys so we'll keep with our current process of using boards until we invest in the Legos, and continue to use the jacks only to stabilize. But, I think I'll add the x-chocks to the order for the replacement stabilizer jacks! Thanks!
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:59 AM   #143
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Water system

Thanks for the great directions on sanitizing the water system!
My question is a REAL basic one...
I am having an issue with draining the fresh water tank. I open the low point drain line however I need to run the water pump to get the water out of the tank. I have opened the faucets in the kitchen and the bathroom but without running the pump the tank doesn't empty. What am I missing?
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:48 PM   #144
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The low point drains drain the hot and cold lines. You need to find the actual fresh water tank drain. It should be right on the bottom (maybe the side) of your fresh water tank. Sometimes it's just a plug. If so, you can add a valve.

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Old 07-27-2016, 03:06 PM   #145
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Tank valve

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I am not that bad with mechanical systems BUT, the information provided in booklets and during the "walk through" is very limited. Thanks to fellow F.R.O.G. members I am starting to figure things out... 2 years!

Is there a threaded plug on the tank? I have seen this valve online and at Camping World. Will it thread right into the tank? That is what I would think but RVs always seem to surprise me.

What is the value of the "low point" cap if it doesn't drain the tank?

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Old 07-27-2016, 03:20 PM   #146
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If you have the plug, yes - it will be threaded right in. Remove it and thread in the valve. The valve can fit either a 3/8" plug hole or a 1/2" plug hole. Most are 1/2" I think.

The low point drains allow you to drain the water lines prior to winterizing. If you blow your lines out to winterize, it's that much less water to blow out. If you pump anti-freeze into your lines, it's that much less water to dilute the antifreeze.

If you don't know how to winterize, go up to the top of this page and click on "Library," then click on "Plumbing, Propane and Water Systems." The first thread download file you'll see is about winterizing.
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THANKS!
I am not that bad with mechanical systems BUT, the information provided in booklets and during the "walk through" is very limited. Thanks to fellow F.R.O.G. members I am starting to figure things out... 2 years!

Is there a threaded plug on the tank? I have seen this valve online and at Camping World. Will it thread right into the tank? That is what I would think but RVs always seem to surprise me.

What is the value of the "low point" cap if it doesn't drain the tank?

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two separate things. Low point drains get rid of water in the system. the fresh water tank drain only drains water in your fresh water tank.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:28 PM   #148
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THANKS!
I am not that bad with mechanical systems BUT, the information provided in booklets and during the "walk through" is very limited. Thanks to fellow F.R.O.G. members I am starting to figure things out... 2 years!

Is there a threaded plug on the tank? I have seen this valve online and at Camping World. Will it thread right into the tank? That is what I would think but RVs always seem to surprise me.

What is the value of the "low point" cap if it doesn't drain the tank?

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I have a 2306 and the bottom of my tank has a drain plug to empty the fresh water.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:38 PM   #149
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THANKS!
I am not that bad with mechanical systems BUT, the information provided in booklets and during the "walk through" is very limited. Thanks to fellow F.R.O.G. members I am starting to figure things out... 2 years!

Is there a threaded plug on the tank? I have seen this valve online and at Camping World. Will it thread right into the tank? That is what I would think but RVs always seem to surprise me.

What is the value of the "low point" cap if it doesn't drain the tank?

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Skip: Just realized you have the same camper as I do. I didn't want to crawl under the camper everytime I wanted to drain the FW tank. The drain is under the camper directly between the two axles. So I removed the plug, installed an elbow and some pex, and a 1/2" fitting and a drain valve out where I can get to it. Shot some black paint on it and it "disappears."
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Slide lock

We received a slide lock with our 2016 2504S. We asked about it during the PDI and were told "some use it, some don't". Not really a good answer. It seems that if we got one & there is a sticker on the wall showing where it should be put, it's something we should use. But we've had a hard time getting it snug enough to stay in place during travel. When we get to our destination, it's almost always come undone. There must be a trick to it we aren't aware of. So - do you use a slide lock? If so, do you have any suggestions to how to get it more securely held into place?
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