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Old 10-25-2016, 06:58 PM   #1
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Shower drain issue 3170DS

So last time I emptied both the black and grey
tanks I noticed that the water in the shower drain was not emptying. Tried a plunger but water level would not subside, any help on how to resolve this as I am having it winterized soon and want to make sure there isn't any water anywhere it shouldn't be. As always, thanks for the help.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:31 AM   #2
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If it's just water in the trap that you're seeing, that's normal and most people pour a little RV antifreeze in the traps to alleviate freezing damage. A plunger won't get all the water out of a trap. You could remove the drain grate and take a shop-vac and suck it all out, but then you're going to have odors coming into the RV from the holding tank. (Yes, there are odors, even if it's empty.)
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:00 AM   #3
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X2 Bama Rambler I like to pour RV antifreeze directly into the traps to ensure they are protected and that antifreeze enters the holding tanks and is up against the dump valve
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