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Old 11-11-2009, 07:19 AM   #11
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I've heard the laws are on the books because some un-scrupulous folks
might drain their gray or black tanks by cracking a valve and driving
off.
Also there have been documented cases of tank trucks hauling
hazardous waste who cracked open a valve and drove on the
interstate in the rain to get rid of a "hot" load.

I'll dump mine in the camp ground and take my chances on the
little bit extra that sloshes out on the highway.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:58 AM   #12
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Side note-- another camper in another chat group reported that
he was stopped by a New Jersey state trooper and nearly got a
ticket for "dumping" water while on the road.
Even though it was fresh drinking water the trooper said it was
illegal to allow anything to drain from any vehicle while on
the road in NJ.

My tank drains so slowly you'd never know it was coming out
unless I stopped at an intersection.
I wonder what their law is involving trash trucks? Have you ever been behind a truck with a nicely packed dumpster of rotting food from a grocery store. That's not fresh water pouring out the back, not to mention the wonderful aroma that goes with it. At least we're helping to clean the road not mess it up.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:25 PM   #13
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I thought I'd post another perspective for this thread. If you ride a motorcycle, you'll appreciate the laws about not dumping on the highways. Fresh water isn't too bad, but it is very difficult to tell if it is fresh or grey or black - until it is too late. Unfortunately, I've experienced some of those people who were leaking the latter.

On the other hand, non of this is quite as bad as following a loaded livestock truck up a steep, windy road where all the extra fluids run out on the corners. Not only does it smell bad, but it is extremely slippery as well. I've learned to stay well back until the right opportunity presents itself to pass.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:38 PM   #14
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The only drains I have are right by the door one is red and one blue I believe those are the low point drains they only work with the pump on. Do I have another drain?
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:03 PM   #15
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The only drains I have are right by the door one is red and one blue I believe those are the low point drains they only work with the pump on. Do I have another drain?
The low point drains should drain the lines when you open the faucet valves.

There should be a separate drain under the fresh water tank.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:26 PM   #16
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You have a drain on your fresh water tank and one on your
hot water heater.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:16 PM   #17
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Can anyone tell me where the fresh water drain is located on the 2010 "Forester"?
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:01 PM   #18
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Can anyone tell me where the fresh water drain is located on the 2010 "Forester"?
More specific would help, but I'll give it a try.

The fresh water tank should have a drain coming out of the bottom of the tank, either capped or a small valve. Look under the trailer

There should also be a couple of low point drains, easy to find if you have a creeper to crawl under the trailer with. Mine are behind the left rear axle, should be a blue pipe, and a red pipe (cold & hot), my low point drains were capped, I bought a couple of 1/2 inch valves to make is simpler to drain.
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More specific would help, but I'll give it a try.

The fresh water tank should have a drain coming out of the bottom of the tank, either capped or a small valve. Look under the trailer

There should also be a couple of low point drains, easy to find if you have a creeper to crawl under the trailer with. Mine are behind the left rear axle, should be a blue pipe, and a red pipe (cold & hot), my low point drains were capped, I bought a couple of 1/2 inch valves to make is simpler to drain.
I found my fresh water drain under the axles. Not very easy to get at. I wanted to be able to drain the fresh water tank with ease so I installed an elbow and brought a valve out to where I can reach it. It takes some time to drain but is effective!
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:21 AM   #20
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I am aware of the low point drains (H & C). I've looked under the fresh water tank and couldn't see a valve.
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