Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-07-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Freedom Express 230BH Freshwater tank drain

I have found that to drain my freshwater tank on my FE 230BH I have to crawl under the unit, between the axles, with a 3/8 allen wrench to unscrew the plug, not to mention that to replace the plug, the ground is pretty wet. There is also a label on the side of the unit, just forward of the tires that says "Drain Outlet". That says to me that the outlet should be somewhere near the label. My question is, should there be a drain located near that label or is this just the way it is? If this is just the way it comes, then does anyone have an idea of how to make it more accessible and easier to deal with?

lynlavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
raspivey's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Brazoria County, Texas
Posts: 1,460
That seems to be the going thing. It's labeled so you know where to crawl under and start looking for it. As to making it easier, my popup had a spigot instead of a plug...almost like a water cooler. Just turn it 180 degrees and drain it. My current trailer just has a screw off cap on it. I might try to find some fittings and a similar drain spigot sometime in the future.

2015 Chevy Silverado LTZ - HD tow package
2017 Rockwood 2703WS Emerald Edition
raspivey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 08:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,919
I had to crawl under our popup to access the fresh water drain. I cut off the drain valve, got some PVC and ran it to the side and installed a ball valve. I used pipe strap to hang the PVC from the bottom of the camper and made sure I angled it so the water would run. Less than an hour spent and made the job of emptying the water tank alot easier.

Pipe strap

Name:   4NCC5_AS01.jpg
Views: 160
Size:  37.6 KB
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote

drain, freedom express, tank, water, water tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:47 PM.