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Old 10-12-2019, 08:43 AM   #1
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Can you help me access my low point drains?

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We have a 2004 Rockwood 2605 that needs to be winterized. This is our first winter with this unit and we can't find the access to the low point drains! We've drained the fresh water tank and the hot water tank and blown out the lines, but I can see 2 more "nipples" directly under the bathroom but I can't see a valve anywhere, either under the sink or the tub access panel.
Any ideas?
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:46 AM   #2
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Have you looked outside under the rig in that area for two capped off lines?
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Those two "nipples" under the bathroom probable have caps, not valves (that is the way my 2503s is set up). Just remove the caps to drain.
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Those two "nipples" under the bathroom probable have caps, not valves (that is the way my 2503s is set up). Just remove the caps to drain.
X2 ............. Most our older campers either had just caps (No valves) or no low point drains at all.


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Hi,
We have a 2004 Rockwood 2605 that needs to be winterized. This is our first winter with this unit and we can't find the access to the low point drains! We've drained the fresh water tank and the hot water tank and blown out the lines, but I can see 2 more "nipples" directly under the bathroom but I can't see a valve anywhere, either under the sink or the tub access panel.
Any ideas?
Some of the older Rockwoods have T-valves inside the trailer. My 2007 Rockwood had them under the sofa. You simply pull up on the T handle and they'll drain.
FR went to outside caps later, probably to save 50 cents.
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Old 10-12-2019, 03:23 PM   #6
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We have a 2011 MiniLite. Our low point drains are behind the back passenger side wheels. There is a red (hot) and a blue (cold) line with screw on caps on each one. Nothing fancy, but they work. Just unscrew the caps and put them somewhere safe while the lines drain.
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Mine are tucked in under the metal flap iat the bottom of the camper about half way between the tires and the back. I have a newer model, but if similar, look from below or run your hand just user the flap. Mine are on the front.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:09 PM   #8
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As others have stated, my RV has two capped drains also. They are directly below the city water inlet and beneath bathroom. They are almost hidden on mine because they are underneath directly against exterior fender. Unless you crawl under, you will not see them. Of course I am talking about mine and maybe yours is the same.

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Probably just a couple lines with caps. FR for some reason can't afford to install $2 valves. I installed my own.
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Probably just a couple lines with caps. FR for some reason can't afford to install $2 valves. I installed my own.

I tried to install valves on mine, but FR put them so close to the wheel that there is no clearance.
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Some of the older Rockwoods have T-valves inside the trailer. My 2007 Rockwood had them under the sofa. You simply pull up on the T handle and they'll drain.
FR went to outside caps later, probably to save 50 cents.
One Red line, one Blue line ???
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The only ones we see are the 2 beige lines sticking out under the rig, directly below the bathroom. No caps and still can't find a way to open them. These 2 look exactly like the one under the fresh water tank and that one has a valve to turn. I'm stumped. I even emailed forest River, but naturally, they haven't replied.

Thanks for all the suggestions. We'll keep searching.
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One Red line, one Blue line ???
Yes.
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The only ones we see are the 2 beige lines sticking out under the rig, directly below the bathroom. No caps and still can't find a way to open them. These 2 look exactly like the one under the fresh water tank and that one has a valve to turn. I'm stumped. I even emailed forest River, but naturally, they haven't replied.

Thanks for all the suggestions. We'll keep searching.
Have you looked for the black T-valves inside, like I described, back in post #5?
Everybody keep talking about capped drain lines. Back in 2004, I believe they came with inside T-valves to drain them.
I have a pic, somewhere, of the ones under the sofa, in my 2007 Rockwood. If I can find it it, I'll post it.
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I haven't had a chance yet. The trailer is parked for the winter now, so I'll have to get down there and look. We're digging out of an early snowstorm in Manitoba right now, so maybe next week.
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Take a look in the bathroom directly above where those two lines come through the bottom (most likely under the sink). If there are T valves, that is here they should be.
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