Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-02-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
Member
 
Steveinthehills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 78
What are these drain Hoses?

They are located at the left rear of My Solaire 2001SS. In the trailer behind the hoses are the water heater, refrigerator, bathroom sink and shower? They are not the low point of the plumbing as that water valve is located at the upper left hand side of the trailer. Any help would be greatly appreicated. I'm in the process of winterizing the RV.
Thanks, Steve
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1414956276.155163.jpg
Views:	285
Size:	431.6 KB
ID:	65769


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
steve
__________________

__________________
Steveinthehills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Mass
Posts: 532
Those are your low point drains - open them and then purge air through the system and most of the water should come out of these drains.
__________________

__________________
Walter & Donna
2011 CC LB RAM 3500 CTD 6.7L DRW
2013 Cedar Creek 38FL
2017 Days Planned: 135

38FLCamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 02:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brother Les's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: BoCoMo
Posts: 1,803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steveinthehills View Post
They are located at the left rear of My Solaire 2001SS. In the trailer behind the hoses are the water heater, refrigerator, bathroom sink and shower? They are not the low point of the plumbing as that water valve is located at the upper left hand side of the trailer. Any help would be greatly appreicated. I'm in the process of winterizing the RV.
Thanks, Steve
Attachment 65769


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
steve

Water valve? as in one at the upper left hand side of the trailer? That does not seem to be a 'drain'.

Low point drains are not on the upper of anything.. they are at the lower areas of the unit. There are two low point drains. one for hot water and one for cold. As the picture shows, those two drains are very close to the water heater, sink, shower, etc. Those to me do look like you low point drains as they are in the same (correct) area as my last unit.... in the back. When winterizing, drain your fresh water tank, drain water heater and then raise the front a few inches higher than the back and open all of the faucets (to breath) and open both of those drains and let the unit drain.
__________________
Brother Les

2013 Forest River Salem Hemisphere SBT312QBUD

2001 CrewCab F-250 7.3 PowerStroke Diesel
SuperChip, BTS transmission, 6.0 Trans Cooler
Brother Les is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 03:46 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Campster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 248
Those are definitely the low point drains to your unit. With the pump off and no city water connection remove the caps open a couple of faucets and the water will drain out of your plumbing system.
__________________
Campster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 04:24 PM   #5
Member
 
Steveinthehills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brother Les View Post
Water valve? as in one at the upper left hand side of the trailer? That does not seem to be a 'drain'.

Low point drains are not on the upper of anything.. they are at the lower areas of the unit. There are two low point drains. one for hot water and one for cold. As the picture shows, those two drains are very close to the water heater, sink, shower, etc. Those to me do look like you low point drains as they are in the same (correct) area as my last unit.... in the back. When winterizing, drain your fresh water tank, drain water heater and then raise the front a few inches higher than the back and open all of the faucets (to breath) and open both of those drains and let the unit drain.

Thank you for the quick response. I drained the two lines and about a quart of water came out of each line. I finished up the job with reading the owners manual, used compressed air to blow out the water lines and then RV antifreeze. Last year the trailer was sent back to the factory for warranty work and the factory performed the winterization.

Thanks, Steve


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
steve
__________________
Steveinthehills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 04:30 PM   #6
Member
 
Steveinthehills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steveinthehills View Post
Thank you for the quick response. I drained the two lines and about a quart of water came out of each line. I finished up the job with reading the owners manual, used compressed air to blow out the water lines and then RV antifreeze. Last year the trailer was sent back to the factory for warranty work and the factory performed the winterization.

Thanks, Steve


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
steve

Here is a photo of the drain lines at the front of the trailer. About 18 inches inboard of the white capped drain is another drain line with a black cap on it. Both drain clear water. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1414963820.460959.jpg
Views:	255
Size:	438.6 KB
ID:	65784


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
steve
__________________
Steveinthehills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 04:32 PM   #7
Member
 
Steveinthehills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 78
Thank you for your reply. I really do appreciate your time in getting back to me.
Steve


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
steve
__________________
Steveinthehills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 04:33 PM   #8
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,168
That "other" valve is most likely your fresh water tank drain.
Attached Images
 
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 04:34 PM   #9
Member
 
Steveinthehills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by 38FLCamper View Post
Those are your low point drains - open them and then purge air through the system and most of the water should come out of these drains.

Thank you for your time in getting back to me. I should be all squared away for the time being.

Steve


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
steve
__________________
Steveinthehills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 04:35 PM   #10
Member
 
Steveinthehills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post
That "other" valve is most likely your fresh water tank drain.

I'm sure that you are correct. Thanks for the time in getting back to me. I really do appreciate it.

Steve


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
steve
__________________

__________________
Steveinthehills is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
drain

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



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com 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 08:30 AM.