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Old 05-23-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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Low point drain

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I have a new 25bds. Prior to that I had an aframe camper. While walking around I noticed this low point drain receptacle. I opened the door and saw the hose. It was in the open position. I turned it to closed. It looks like another device would be snapped on to end of hose. After just going to take another look it definitely has a slip fitting where a male fitting would fit. So Iím thinking open or closed nothing would come out of hose.
What Iím trying to find out is if I even need it. I live in a s FL and wouldnít be winterizing.
What would slip into end of hose. And for what.
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Suggest a pic. I am most familiar with caps on the ends (with no valve) or nothing on the end (with valve).
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:42 PM   #3
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Very possible that the valve the put on the end of the Low point drain just happened to have a female slip fit connection on the open end. There should be two low point drains one for cold ( blue pex) and one for hot ( red pex)
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:58 PM   #4
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Suggest a pic. I am most familiar with caps on the ends (with no valve) or nothing on the end (with valve).
How do I get the pictures in reply. I went to paper clip above and downloaded as jpeg but I donít see it attachment
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Thereís also I fresh water tank drain on other side of camber below deck under fresh water fill cap.
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The photo you posted appears to be the low pressure propane port for an outside grill or stove. If you get water out of that you are in trouble. Low point drains are red and blue.


To post a photo, rather than hitting the submit button keep scrolling down to attach files and click manage attachments. A search widow will open that will allow you to locate the photo. After selecting the photos, be sure to click the upload button.
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The photo you posted appears to be the low pressure propane port for an outside grill or stove. If you get water out of that you are in trouble. Low point drains are red and blue.


To post a photo, rather than hitting the submit button keep scrolling down to attach files and click manage attachments. A search widow will open that will allow you to locate the photo. After selecting the photos, be sure to click the upload button.


Under the deck at the outdoor kitchen is a receptacle for hooking up the 2 burner stove. The barbecue has a connection on the wall to hook into.
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That is a gas line. low point drains are red and blue with valves. FW tank drain and overflow are white or clear (uaually). Overflow will have no valve. drain (should) have a valve.
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That is a gas line. low point drains are red and blue with valves. FW tank drain and overflow are white or clear (uaually). Overflow will have no valve. drain (should) have a valve.


Gas line for what. Is the line misnamed?
It states low point drain
I canít figure it out.
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As Flybob said, that valve in your pic is for quick disconnect for a gas grill or stove. Even though you have an outdoor kitchen, you should have gotten a small table and an RVQ grill that slide onto the mount above the little door you pulled that hose out of. Looks like this:



The sticker that says Low Point Drains means to stick your head under your unit at that point and you'll find the low point drains. Since the Micro Lite is the sister of the Mini Lite, I'm guessing you'll find a red and a blue PEX hose with caps on the ends, as on my Mini Lite.

Sounds like you had a really bad PDI.
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Ok everybody I figure it out. That low point drain sticker is for the red and blue drains below the deck. That outlet is indeed for the outdoor grill.
Thank you all for responding.
I didnít look below deck originally.
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Gas line for what. Is the line misnamed?
It states low point drain
I canít figure it out.
Propane gas for BBQ
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Propane gas for BBQ


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You are probably going to have to crawl under your rig to find the low point drains. They are usually blue and red (cold and hot respectively)

The fresh water tank drain is usually around the same spot and that is clear.

Whether you need to drain them in Florida.... probably if you want to sanitize your fresh water system.
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WOW!
Who is/was your dealer so we can stay away from them for not showing/explaining the LP Quick-Connect and low point drains on a brand spanking 2019 unit during the PDI/Customer Orientation. These are basic R/V 101 items EVERY owner needs to know about.

You did receive a PDI/Customer Orientation didn't you?
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WOW!
Who is/was your dealer so we can stay away from them for not showing/explaining the LP Quick-Connect and low point drains on a brand spanking 2019 unit during the PDI/Customer Orientation. These are basic R/V 101 items EVERY owner needs to know about.

You did receive a PDI/Customer Orientation didn't you?
Sure did. My biggest concerns after reading these blogs was to make sure everything with running water had no leaks. I should have realized myself that that was the quick connect for the barbecue. Right now I have it alongside my house in a confined area. Therefore didnít realize the label was for below deck. It was quite embarrassing after I realized what it is.
The pdi was what it was. Iíll be doing all my own repairs once warranty expires.
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Sure did. My biggest concerns after reading these blogs was to make sure everything with running water had no leaks. I should have realized myself that that was the quick connect for the barbecue. Right now I have it alongside my house in a confined area. Therefore didnít realize the label was for below deck. It was quite embarrassing after I realized what it is.
The pdi was what it was. Iíll be doing all my own repairs once warranty expires.
No reason for you to be embarrassed, you can't know what you don't know.
That was the job of the dealer... to inform you.

Sadly, we see more and more folks taking possession without anyone educating the buyer.

Don't be afraid to come here and ask questions.
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I believe the fault truely lies with the rv manufacturers lousy manuals . We shouldnít have to hope a dealer shows us. We should be able to look it up.
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Who's job is it to educate/be educated?

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No reason for you to be embarrassed, you can't know what you don't know.
That was the job of the dealer... to inform you.

Sadly, we see more and more folks taking possession without anyone educating the buyer.

Don't be afraid to come here and ask questions.
Not to start an online war or anything, is it really the purpose of the PDI to educate the buyer?
Maybe this should be sought out ahead of time or realize there is a learning curve to owning a trailer/TV.
For me, the PDI was to be sure all the systems worked, the trailer was in new condition and to learn how to operate any systems I was unfamiliar with.

I feel like I need to have basic knowledge of how things work or it's going to be a very unpleasant camping experience.
When you buy a house, the realtor doesn't show you how to take the trash out, clean out the gutters, change a light bulb etc.

Just my 2 cents worth.
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Just a simple DOWN arrow on the drain sticker would give you the clue you needed, but I guess that's too much to ask for.
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