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Old 05-26-2015, 10:39 PM   #1
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Emptying Fresh Water tank

What is the consensus on how to empty the fresh water tank? Do you just open the valve for the ride till it emptys itself? I know that many of you travel with water in the tank but we would like to keep the load as light as possible so would welcome any ideas on how to dump the fresh water.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:51 PM   #2
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I drain ours every time. I don't want to carry that extra weight. I just open it at the end of each trip but I relocated our drain valve so it's easy to get to
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:57 PM   #3
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Drain the water.Clean water hurts nothing.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:10 PM   #4
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Empty it when we get home by simply using the drain valve and letting it go onto the lawn. We always travel with a few gallons in the tank just in case we need to use the bathroom or in case of emergency.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:23 PM   #5
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Drain the water.Clean water hurts nothing.
X2. If we spend most of the day traveling, we carry two or three gallons in the trailer for the toilet. Bottled water in the frig for drinks. Don't like the extra weight up front in the tank. If we're in a park that doesn't have water hookups at the site, I'll fill the fresh water tank and empty it before we leave. No big deal.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:34 AM   #6
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I guess my real question is where do you drain it? At the campsite? Dump station? Pull the plug or valve and let'er rip when leaving the campground?
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:44 AM   #7
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Because it is just fresh water, I just open it and let it drain. If I am on a short trip, I open it before I leave. If it is a long drive, I open it at my last rest stop before home.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:59 AM   #8
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I drain ours every time. I don't want to carry that extra weight. I just open it at the end of each trip but I relocated our drain valve so it's easy to get to
I've been wanting to do this but haven't come up with a plan yet. How did you do yours?

BTW, we too just open the bottom of the tank and let it drain. I did install a 1/4 turn valve so it's easier to do.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:10 AM   #9
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We had a lot of fresh water left so after dumping gray and black at dump station, my DH opened the valve and let'r rip for the 6 hour ride home. I was leery because I thought people might think we were dumping our waste.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:35 AM   #10
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I just open and let it drain during the ride home. However, we did have a car pull along side of us earlier this year and advised us to pull over suggesting something was wrong. I pulled over thinking a tire had blown or something was dragging behind the camper. Never found anything, so I am guessing they saw water dripping from under our rig and thought we had a gas leak or something.
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