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Old 08-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Newbie question...

Were just getting ready to take our SP220 out for its maiden voyage...
I want to drain the fresh water and hot water tanks...
There is a pair of capped off lines sticking out the underside of the trailer very close to the water heater ones red and ones blue...
Are these the drains for the hot and fresh tanks...
And what's the best way to get the most water out...
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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Yes those lines are how you drain the tanks.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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Yes those lines are how you drain the tanks.

Slightly off... without seeing them it's hard to be sure but if they are red and blue they will only drain the lines on the pressure side of the pump. one for hot side and one for the cold... There should be a separate cap/valve for the fresh tank itself...
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Were just getting ready to take our SP220 out for its maiden voyage...
I want to drain the fresh water and hot water tanks...
There is a pair of capped off lines sticking out the underside of the trailer very close to the water heater ones red and ones blue...
Are these the drains for the hot and fresh tanks...
And what's the best way to get the most water out...
Thanks team

I think you're looking at the red and blue low-point drains: the lowest points in the water system. You don't need to open them. The fresh water drain is about amidships on the door side. Very hard to see. You'll have to stick your head under to see it. To dump the hot water tank, remove the anode rod and open the pressure valve. When it's empty, replace the anode rod.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #5
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I think you're looking at the red and blue low-point drains: the lowest points in the water system. You don't need to open them. The fresh water drain is about amidships on the door side. Very hard to see. You'll have to stick your head under to see it. To dump the hot water tank, remove the anode rod and open the pressure valve. When it's empty, replace the anode rod.
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I've found a quick and easy way to drain the HW tank, not sure it works for all trailers, but does for mine - I open the cold water low point drain, then open up the pressure relief valve on the WH. You will hear it suck air until it is empty - easy.
Just make sure the pump and WH is off before emptying.
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Thanks folks ...got er done...
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X2 on what mjones12 said. We don't drain the hot water heater (only talking 48 lbs) but for the fresh water drain (look between the steps and the wheels) we added a drain valve. Easy to do. I didn't even drain the tank first.
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Thanks for asking this question, I never knew there was a fresh water drain! Found it today...
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Congrats on your Surveyor 220! We have had ours just 3 months and 2 trips and just love it.
I just wanted to point out that the sub forum for Surveyors has some really good ideas for maintenance and mods for you to look at. Most of us suggest living with the trailer for a couple of trips before doing any mods or updates. I only swapped out the bathroom door for a folding one so we could access the bathroom easily without opening the slider when stopped by the side of the road (medical reasons).
Enjoy your new trailer! Just keep asking question; lots of answers out there!
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