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Old 01-24-2016, 07:01 PM   #1
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Red and blue water hoses

I have a 2016 286RL 5th wheel Salem, Hemisphere. When I drained the low point white hose, behind the L rear wheel, was also going to drain the red and the blue hoses I found that neither one had a plug or a cap, they were both open, no way to get any water out. There must be something I don't know. HELP ME PLEASE. Thank Topkat
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:11 PM   #2
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I have a 2016 286RL 5th wheel Salem, Hemisphere. When I drained the low point white hose, behind the L rear wheel, was also going to drain the red and the blue hoses I found that neither one had a plug or a cap, they were both open, no way to get any water out. There must be something I don't know. HELP ME PLEASE. Thank Topkat
Is there a compartment above the hoses?

Might be a couple of valves one for each.
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:15 PM   #3
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Just guessing the white hose might have been the fresh water tank drain and the Red & Blue hot & cold water low point drains as has been mentioned look to see if valves are in a compartment above.

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Old 01-25-2016, 09:25 AM   #4
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There is no compartment above, they just go up thru the black under belly and are sealed up with a black putty looking material. I have taken the cover panel off where the water pump is but could not find any cut off valves around there. For the folks who have plugs or caps on theirs, when u open them up, does water come out? If so where is it coming from? Thanks for your help. Topkat
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Old 01-25-2016, 02:57 PM   #5
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If you go inside of your unit to the area over where the hoses are is there a seat or bed or perhaps a cabinet?
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:30 PM   #6
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The water comes from any water left in the lines and the hot water heater if you haven't drained it. Not sure why they are sealed with black putty. Should have thread on caps with cone shaped washers in them unless you do have in-line valves. I bought an extra set of caps and washers and keep them in the tool box in case I ever lose one.
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You may even have to unscrew a panel to access these valves, which is not uncommon.
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Red & Blue water lines low point drain

Take a look inside your unit immediately above where the red & blue exit the vehicle. There will be valves there somewhere.
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Mine has caps on both those hoses, no valves, no easy access above. White hose is fresh water tank drain. You said 2016 - have you put water in the unit? Hooking to city water would show if lines are clear. Don't know why they would be sealed up.
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