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Old 11-25-2015, 07:37 PM   #1
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MBS "W" Floor Plan Low Point Drain Location

After unsuccessfully searching for the low point drains on our "W" I finally gave up and went to my local dealership. The tech who had PDI'ed our unit came out and fished around for awhile and then pulled them out of the fresh water drain access hatch located in the rear of the MH. For those who are familiar with typical low point drain set ups these are a bit "different".
  • These are not hard pipes, they are flex tubes, and they aren't color coded blue and red, they are both pale white.
  • There are no valves to open and close. They use a screw on cap similar to the cap on the antifreeze siphon hose on the water pump. Just loosen the cap and the water will drain.
  • They don't hold much water. I had already done all the other winterization steps prior to heading for the dealer. When the caps were loosened only about two or three cups of water came out, of both hoses combined, before we hit the "pink stuff" we had pumped in to the system.
Now that I know where the drains are I think I can winterize, or de-winterize, our "W" in around fifteen minutes...
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:45 PM   #2
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All of the drain tubes under the lite are white with screw on caps just like your unit.

Not sure the advantage to the colour coding because they ALL need to be drained.

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Old 11-25-2015, 08:22 PM   #3
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Not sure the advantage to the colour coding because they ALL need to be drained.
I fully agree... But some units are color coded and I didn't want anyone to waste their time looking for non-existent red and blue drains!
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I fully agree... But some units are color coded and I didn't want anyone to waste their time looking for non-existent red and blue drains!
I agree with you 100% the very suggestion that all units are the same would indicate some type of "coding" which we all know is a direct contradiction of RV manufacturing practices.

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Old 11-25-2015, 10:14 PM   #5
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Redldr1 I went to Home Depot and got two sprinkler plastic ball valves for about three bucks for my 24 s works great should not get a shower. Trying to undo a screw on cap


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Old 11-26-2015, 12:36 AM   #6
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I had the same confusion on the W until I shined a flashlight up the hatch and saw the white hoses connect to a red and blue hoses.
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In our 2401R, the red and blue drains are underneath, below the kitchen sink. But I'm gonna shine a light around in that rear water compartment to be sure there isn't another set. Building them out white is just confusing and pointless!

PS: ours were well covered in spray insulation foam so were really "brown" - and hard to find too.


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Old 11-26-2015, 01:40 PM   #8
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Read this post and went out to check out my W in the pole barn. In the fresh water access port I only found a valve to empty the fresh water tank. If they are that well hidden I wonder if it is necessary to drain them. One year I pumped the lines on my previous 5th wheel with the pink stuff but forgot the low point drains and nothing broke. I hope so since it is now down to highs in the 30's.
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Read this post and went out to check out my W in the pole barn. In the fresh water access port I only found a valve to empty the fresh water tank. If they are that well hidden I wonder if it is necessary to drain them. One year I pumped the lines on my previous 5th wheel with the pink stuff but forgot the low point drains and nothing broke. I hope so since it is now down to highs in the 30's.
Did you check underneath to the rear of the retractable step?
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Did not find the hoses by the steps. I was following Redldr1's tip to look in the freshwater tank access at the rear of the W but couldn't locate them there.
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