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Old 11-29-2011, 07:11 AM   #1
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How do you drain the water lines?

Hi everyone, I have a 2011 Rockwood HW 296. I was wondering how you drain the water lines after hooking up to city water? I cant find a low point drain valve anywhere. Do you pull the anode in the hotwater heater? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11-29-2011, 08:46 AM   #2
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We have a 2011 Lexington motorhome. Our drain valve is under the bed. Not the most convenient but better than under the motorhome I suppose. We Just lift up the bed to get to the storage space and there it is.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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you can locate the low point drains on most RVs, by finding the drains underneath and following them back to where the valves are.
my low point drain valves are just above the drains, inside under the sofa.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:12 PM   #4
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The HW 296 is a pop-up correct?

In my pop-up the low point drains are under the sink close to the interior wall right behind the converter.

They are close enough to the interior wall that I didn't know they were there until I went under the camper looking for them for winterizing and found the outlets. I saw about where they should be and had to feel around for them because I could not see them through the small access door.

There was one for the hot line and one for the cold. They had the same type of valve as the hot water heater bypass valves.

I wish I knew THAT earlier in the season

Hope it helps
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:57 AM   #5
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I appreciate the responses! I should have added that it is a popup.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:41 AM   #6
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Mine are also under the sink inside the cabinet. My last camper I had to look all over for them and found them on the underside rear of the camper. Usually after a camping trip, I pull the anode from the HW heater and open the drains and open the sink faucets to allow air in the lines so the water can drain better.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:23 PM   #7
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I have a Rockwood HW276 and the "low point drain" is actually the same as the fresh water drain. It's under the city water inlet and at the side of the fresh water tank under the camper. As far as the hot water tank, mine has an anode tube which doubles as the hot water plug. I had to go out and buy an 1 1/16 inch socket to be able to open it and drain it. After relieving the pressure first, I simply removed the plug and let the water drain. I rinsed off the anode tube and replaced/rescrewed it back on. Let me know if you need more info since your model is very close to mine.

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P.S. I store mine in the garage for the winter.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:56 AM   #8
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Thanks Vcarbona,
I started digging around more and found two drain holes underneath that was flush with the floor. I followed that up inside the cabinet that my tv stand was on directly behind the city water inlet. I had to cut a little piece out of the buffer board in the backside of the cabinet space, and there were two T handles attached to the hot and cold water lines. I pulled up and the water started to drain. I still have to pull the anode rod to get water out of HWH. When you pull the anode, does the water drain out of your filter?
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:55 PM   #9
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Well as I said the hot water heater drain also has the anode tube attached to it. It's essentially one of the same. I'll see if I can send you a pic of where it's located.
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I will post some pictures also to compare. Thanks.
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