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Old 07-18-2015, 07:08 PM   #1
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Draining fresh water tank

Can someone help with this situation? I came back from a trip with a full tank of fresh water. I am very new at this so I need help. How do I empty the fresh water tank since I am home. Thanks for all the help on this forum.
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:21 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:03 PM   #3
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By the water heat there is a place that says low point drain under the motorhome there is 2 water lines with caps one of them is for the fresh water the other is for the hot water just remove them and that will drain the fresh water.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:14 PM   #4
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By the water heat there is a place that says low point drain under the motorhome there is 2 water lines with caps one of them is for the fresh water the other is for the hot water just remove them and that will drain the fresh water.
The two low point drains will drain the hot and cold water lines in the RV but not the water tank. There should be a separate drain for the FW tank. You don't say what model you have, but look under the RV in the area near the water tank. You should see a PEX line with a white nylon plug. Remove the plug to drain the water tank. Be aware that it drains very slowly.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:21 PM   #5
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On my FR3 30DS one of them is for the fresh water and the other is for hot water it don't have a cold water drain that I can find.
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:11 AM   #6
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There should be three plastic pipes underneath the coach almost directly under the sign that say “Low Point Drain”, two of which have plugs closing them off. The picture attached is from my coach, the longer of the two with plus is the drain for my fresh water tank. Just unscrew the plastic plug and it will start draining. It takes 10-15 minutes to drain a full tank.
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:54 AM   #7
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Here's picture under my coach and one from inside of water pump compartment the two blue lines are the drains and the bigger clear one is a overflow from the fresh water tank.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:11 AM   #8
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Just a thought..... If you are going home anyway why cart 50 gallons or more fresh water around that would add another 400 lb to your load. I personally never transport full loads of fresh water if I can avoid it. If I need water I try to find locally and/or just bring along a few gallons for toilet flush etc
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:45 AM   #9
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That's what we do. I fill the tank to 1/3 just in case the need arise and there not a rest area near by.
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Came home and opened the fresh water tank and nothing came out. (last time I drained it, it took a very long time) I took out the outside shower, turned on the cold water and drained the tank with the pump.
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