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Old 10-10-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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Draining Fresh Water Tank

I have a Primitive Tracer 2670 BHS travel trailer. Since I no longer will be using the water in the fresh water tank, I thought I'd drain what is left in it. After no more water came out of the outside drain, I checked the tank level monitor and it still shows 2 lights (1\3 full). I turned on the water pump...no water, just air. Just wondering if the tank monitor is wrong, or is there a drain somewhere that I'm missing? This will be my first time winterizing and appreciate any info.

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Old 10-10-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
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Tank monitors are not trustworthy. Things get stuck on them. For the fresh water tank just water deposits from hard water will cause them not to work properly.


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Old 10-10-2014, 04:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply....I was hoping it was a tank monitor issue...just did not think that this would apply to the freshwater tank.

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Old 10-10-2014, 05:12 PM   #4
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Traveltracer,

I've had good luck 'resetting' the tank monitors on my Wildcat and previous Jayco by disconnecting the battery from the system and then pushing the tank monitor button for the tank with the suspected incorrect reading.

Typically, the light(s) will flash momentarily, and then after the battery is reconnected the tank monitor reading is correct.

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Old 10-10-2014, 08:52 PM   #5
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Thanks lefty59....too bad, the RV industry can't develop a more accurate system.

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Old 10-10-2014, 09:51 PM   #6
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If you're worried that there might be some water left in the FW tank after you pulled the plug/cap, you can always take it for a short drive with the cap off. Up and down some hills, if there's any left in there, it'll slosh out. But if you're on the level and water stopped coming out of your drain, I'd say you're good.
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