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Old 11-14-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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Low point water drain

Does anyone have an idea where the low point water drain is on my Flagstaff 26 RLS.
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Does anyone have an idea where the low point water drain is on my Flagstaff 26 RLS.
There are two of them, one for the hot water line and one for the cold. Try crawling under the trailer and finding where the drain tubes come through the underbelly. As a rule the drain valves are right above them on the inside of the trailer.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:26 PM   #3
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I have been under the trailer several times, and do not see any pipes sticking out. However, I shall give it another shot, and I'll also look for the valves inside the trailer.

Thanks so much for the reply.
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In all the trailers I've owned the drain valves have been on the floor in one of the following locations: under the kitchen sink, the bathroom sink or the bathtub. In my 827 FLS they are under the bathtub and are a major PITA to get to.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:44 AM   #5
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We've had our current Rockwood trailer for two years and I've now winterized it twice. I've followed all the plumbing lines that are accessible and as far as I know .... there are no "low-point" drains at all.

Furthermore, I've been under the trailer from one end to the other, twice, applying rust preventative spray on all metal parts and have never found or noticed any drain pipe exiting the trailer.

If anyone has the same trailer as ours (or the equivalent Flagstaff) and has, indeed, found a low-point drain, I'd sure like to know about it.

For what it's worth, we've had no problems winterizing as the antifreeze is pumped throughout the entire system.

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We have a 2008 Rockwood 2603
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:40 AM   #6
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I have an 8314ss Rockwood, the low point drains are located on the left side of the camper near the city water hook up under the camper, the hot and cold water valves to drain are in the entertainment center far left hand lower cabinet just below the water filter cylinder. The entertainment center is right next to the bathroom where the shower is located. The lcaotion of the drains are approx center of the camper. I do not know your floor plan, but maybe this might help.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:10 AM   #7
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First pic are the two discharge low point drain lines under the camper......Second pic is the lower left hand cabinet to the entertainment center......And third pic are the two drain valves.
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John,
You are right that low point drains are not needed if you are pumping antifreeze through the system. On the other hand, they sure come in handy if you have to drain your pipes to work on them. I have yet to own (or hear of) a trailer without them and suspect that many folks just drain their systems and do not use antifreeze, depending on the climate where they live. Given your comment, I can't help but wonder if Forest River has eliminated them as a cost saving measure. If anyone knows please post the information. Incidentally, my 2007 827FLS has essentially the same floorplan as your 2603 and, as I said earlier, my pop-up drain valves are under the bathtub. Even after my dealer told me where they were it still took a long time to locate them because they are burried in a maze of piping and wiring. I haven't bothered to crawl underneath but have observed the pipes draining a foot or two inboard of the driver-side wheels.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:06 PM   #9
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Low Point Drains? I kept looking! Guess What?

I have a 2009 Sandpiper RLD 332 TT, I was about to give up after an hour of crawling around under the trailer looking for the low point drains. I spotted this clump of sandy mud that looked like it could be something, brushed it away and ta dah!! The bright Red & Blue lines weren't so colorful with the coating of mud, (twenty miles of wet gravel in route to our seasonal spot) plus they were way up under just inside about a foot in from the outside body of the camper. My first clue to check this area was the I saw lines going thru the floor inside the corner of the kitchen vanity. I have no valves, but capped lines.

I drained, and then winterized, noticed I did get a little Pink out of them after opening them up and leaving them open for winter.

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Old 11-15-2008, 10:14 PM   #10
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I have an older (2000) Rockwood 2104, bought it used and it took several attemptes to find the drains. Finally found the valve stems on the back left side of the trailer, can only be seen by someone 8 in tall while standing under the bathroom cabinet next to the water heater! I have to pull my shoulder out of socket stand on my head and go on feel alone, but after several carefully selected words of encouragment I am able to open them. If they ever break I will have to take the entire trailer apart......OK maybe not. Don't give up they are there somewhere!!
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:48 PM   #11
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There is always the possibility they forgot to install them in the occasional trailer!
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:22 PM   #12
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Bluebird,

Thanks for your posting. I did say I had followed the piping and looked in all accessible areas for low-point drain(s). It certainly never occurred to me that anyone would put them UNDER the bathtub. Naturally, our dealer told us nothing .... there's a surprise!!!!!

Anyhow .... our trailer is winterized and in storage now, but I'll definitely have a look under the tub in the Spring. Thanks again.

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I have a 2006 Puma 26fbss and could not find low points drains, carried it to a dealer and he could not find them either. Does anyone know if Puma just doesn't use them or is it my model or we just haven't found them? Thanks
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:54 AM   #14
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Once i tried to find out where they are in my trailer. It took me almost 1hr to find out them.
Please dont give up they are there somewhere.
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Low points in passenger side front wheel well area.
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John,

I would add that, if they are indeed under your bathtub as they are in mine, then there should be about an 8" square access panel on your tub. It will be at floor level and is held in place with 4 screws. Mine is at the bottom corner where the tub meets that bathroom door. Good hunting!

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Thanks for your posting. I did say I had followed the piping and looked in all accessible areas for low-point drain(s). It certainly never occurred to me that anyone would put them UNDER the bathtub. Naturally, our dealer told us nothing .... there's a surprise!!!!!

Anyhow .... our trailer is winterized and in storage now, but I'll definitely have a look under the tub in the Spring. Thanks again.

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:21 AM   #17
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I found the drains in my 26RLS under the sink in the kitchen. The cold water drain is behind the panel inside the door, directly below the stove. You might be able to reach this one without removing the panel inside the door, but since it is easily removed, this will make access to it easier.

The hot water drain is accessible by removing the bottom drawer, and reaching around to your left for the drain. It is easily visible when this drawer is removed. Both drains stick out under the trailer behind the wheels on the street side of the unit, and can be very hard to see. The drain valves on my particular unit are the type that you pull up to open and push back down to close.

Thanks to all of you that replied to my original question, the information given was very helpful in allowing me to locate these drains.
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I really glad you found them. I'm even more glad you came back and let us know where you found them.

A friend has the pull-up/push-down type but they were easy to find. They're under the vanity.
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