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Old 11-20-2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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Drain Valves

There are two drain valves on the bottom of my travel trailer marked "Low Point Drain". What are these for?Click image for larger version

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They're not for the fresh water tank. This drain is supposed to be for that. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-20-2015, 02:01 PM   #2
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They are cold water lines ( blue) and hot water lines (Red). They will drain ( via gravity) much of the water from the water lines, but not all of it. You need to open hot and cold faucets. You will need to blow out and /or add antifreeze if it gets below freezing where you live. I recommend you replace the screw on caps with 1/4 turn valves. This will make future draining much easier.


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Old 11-20-2015, 02:03 PM   #3
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These are for draining the hot and cold water from the whole RV. Open all your faucets and the hot water heater drain and then remove these caps and all the water should drain out. You should do this after each trip.
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:03 PM   #4
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Thanks. This information has been very helpful. Too bad the owners manual couldn't have been this specific.
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:15 PM   #5
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I think the common consensus on many RV owner's manuals is that they make good kindling.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:46 AM   #6
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Take the caps off and install a pvc ball valve......a lot easier to drain.

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