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Old 11-19-2008, 04:29 AM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank Drain

We just took our first trip in our Work and Play 18LT. One night only, and a 100 mile trip. All went well until I got ready to drain the fresh water. It would only drip. I traveled back the 50 miles and still had over half a tank of water when we arrived home. After pulling the drain line, the tank drained, and I found the line clogged with plastic shavings from where the tank fittings had been tapped. The drain valve easily came apart, and I was able to clean it. Only a small problem to deal with, but one the dealer should have caught. My other concern is have any of these shavings been picked up by the pump?

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Old 11-19-2008, 04:45 AM   #2
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If you disconnect the suction side of the pump (the inlet side) there may be a screen to catch any debris before it gets to the impeller.

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Old 11-20-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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Fesh Water Inlet Screen

Thanks for the advice, and I did take the inlet apart at the pump, no screen. Then I went to the tank, and there is a screen in the tank for the pump pick-up hose. While I had the line off the pump, I bought another adapter and a length of pvc hose and connected this to the pump. I put the other end in the RV antifreeze jug and used the pump to winterized my camper. I also rearranged the partitions under the front counter almost doubling the usable space.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:57 AM   #4
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I also rearranged the partitions under the front counter almost doubling the usable space.
I have moved and in some cases, removed partitions in storage areas
and under cabinets and gained a LOT of extra space.
The factory is pretty darned sloppy when it comes to using up our
valuable storage space!!
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:16 AM   #5
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Or maybe they know how easily it is to overload a trailer and this is there way of counteracting that for liability purposes? Maybe shrugs they put out a good product overall so I gotta give em some credit
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