Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-05-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 7
Low point drains

We recently purchased a 2009 Lexington 300SS GTS. The owner's manual is telling us that low point drains are located in the waterlines and there are two valves at each location. We have searched everywhere but cannot locate these valves. Does anyone have any suggestions on where these values are located.
__________________

__________________
Gorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 09:22 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
mark0224's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,443
On yours no but they are usually located near the hot water tank, look in all areas beneath that. Under the belly or if you have a compartment under the hot water. There is also one near the fresh water tank on my trailer its inside of trailer. If you go to the top of the page there is a search area and if you type the model of your trailer in plus low point drains you might find a thread that someone already posted about your model explaining where yours are . Hope this helps.
__________________

__________________
Think about things before you do them make life easier not harder.
mark0224 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 11:53 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Dawsonville, GA
Posts: 316
First, Congrats on your new to you camper and welcome to the forum from Dawsonville, GA.

Sometimes there are valves on the low point drains, sometimes only caps. Also, don't forget if you are winterizing, also open the drain on the fresh water tank and drain your hot water heater.
__________________
Glen & Lee
Dawsonville, GA
2013 V-Cross Platinum 325VRL
2017 Ford F350 PSD
GlenZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 12:05 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: North Central Kansas
Posts: 543
On our trailer they are located near the rear of the trailer as shown they only stick down a few inches & are colored Blue for the cold line & red for the hot water line. Remove the caps - always good to have the faucets opened so they drain better.
__________________
Everett & Joan after 60 years together. 2004 1/2 ton Chevy & 2011 Rockwood 1809S

Number of nights camped in 2012 65
Number of nights camped in 2013 82
Number of nights camped in 2014 105!
Number of nights camped in 2015 81
Emptypockets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 01:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
schrederman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 977
Also... don't rely on these "low point" drains to completely drain your water system. Many use a blow out method and many pump in the pink antifreeze. Be sure to get all the water out of your pump. Many units have a filter hidden in them. make sure to find that if it has one, and as said before, drain the water heater. My outdoor shower froze and broke... so be sure that gets completely drained, too... Enjoy!
__________________
J & D in Lovely Weatherford, TX
2016 Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH TT
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4 6.7L Cummins
schrederman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 01:35 PM   #6
ARLO
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: N Chili, NY
Posts: 557
I always use rv antifreeze when I winterize and make sure it goes thru the whole system. Here in North Chili, NY it's only Oct. 5th and it is already in the 30's last night. We can get a good freeze from October to April.
__________________
rlocicero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2014, 08:00 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 5
Empty Pockets: How do I remove the caps? When I turned the unit, it only spun in the PEX pipe. Putting a crescent wrench on the base of the cap where it goes to the PEX didn't allow me to do any better because the cap wouldn't turn.
Does the cap flip off in some manner?
Thanks, Dale
__________________
dkrohse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2014, 08:07 AM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
 
ColoradoRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 953
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkrohse View Post
Empty Pockets: How do I remove the caps? When I turned the unit, it only spun in the PEX pipe. Putting a crescent wrench on the base of the cap where it goes to the PEX didn't allow me to do any better because the cap wouldn't turn.
Does the cap flip off in some manner?
Thanks, Dale
One of mine (the red one) was a bear to loosen, as well. I had to use two pliers to get it off...one to hold the plastic fixture and one to turn the cap.
__________________
Rick & Karen
(Retired USAF, MSgt)
Monument, Colorado
6-year Travel Trailer RVers
2013 Forest River Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2904SS
2014 Toyota Tundra Maxcrew SR-5 TRD 4x4 (with Firestone airbags in the rear)
ColoradoRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2014, 08:14 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 5
Thanks Rick.
I am naturally inclined to always go for a channel lock or other stronger tool, but this time the little voice overcame it.
I'll get it and pad it a bit.
Was worried about crushing the plastic.
Dale
__________________
dkrohse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2014, 08:09 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
King Yankee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: WEST LEBANON, NH
Posts: 260
Send a message via AIM to King Yankee Send a message via Yahoo to King Yankee
On my Lexington 300, the low point drains are located in same area as the black tank valve.
__________________

__________________
Bruce & Nancy Richardson

Lexington GTS 300 S/S
Chevy Avalanche
Jeep Wrangler
Honda Goldwing
King Yankee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
drain

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 PM.