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Old 04-02-2019, 08:20 PM   #1
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Tank seems to drain slow,filled tank 2/3 full (test water pump and check for leaks) opened up low point drain (rear of coach) seems to drain slow is this normal?
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:42 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:45 PM   #3
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Tank seems to drain slow,filled tank 2/3 full (test water pump and check for leaks) opened up low point drain (rear of coach) seems to drain slow is this normal?
We had a similar problem last summer with our fresh water tank not draining. Discovered a mud dauber had plugged it up. Took a wooden dowl rod and rubber mallet to unplug it.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:48 PM   #4
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You need to use the fresh water tank drain to drain the tank itself. The low point drains drain the water in the water lines. When using them you need to open up a hot and cold faucet to vent the lines.

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Old 04-02-2019, 09:06 PM   #5
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Tank seems to drain slow,filled tank 2/3 full (test water pump and check for leaks) opened up low point drain (rear of coach) seems to drain slow is this normal?
Low point drains do not drain the FW tank. There is usually a valve at the tank to drain it.

Sorry Bob, didn't see your post. You nailed it.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:40 AM   #6
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ok, I'm lost, We have a 5th wheel silverback, the only valve I see i have is "city" and "gravity" I used Gravity to fill the tank but now i want to drain the tank, (i'm a new camper and this is our first rig) I am also still hooked up to my house (City) water do i need to disconnect then will it drain?

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Old 04-03-2019, 07:42 AM   #7
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oh and the underbelly (frame) is enclosed
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:44 AM   #8
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ok i did notice at the friont of the coach i have another set of low point drains these have "caps" on them would these be the ones to drain the tank?
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ok, I'm lost, We have a 5th wheel silverback, the only valve I see i have is "city" and "gravity" I used Gravity to fill the tank but now i want to drain the tank, (i'm a new camper and this is our first rig) I am also still hooked up to my house (City) water do i need to disconnect then will it drain?

We are "camping in our yard to learn how to work everything

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I can't see under your unit from here but my fresh water tank has a pipe/tube coming straight out the bottom of it - centered side to side of the tank but closer to the outside end of the tank. That pipe/tube on mine has a cap on the bottom end - no valve. I have to take a knee and screw off the cap (and retain the rubber washer). I usually open the fresh water gravity fill cap to allow air in faster than just the vent tube.
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ok i did notice at the friont of the coach i have another set of low point drains these have "caps" on them would these be the ones to drain the tank?
Can you find your fresh water tank? I'm guessing it's right below your gravity fill.
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