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Old 12-20-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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fresh water tank

I am new to RVing and I have a question on the fresh water tank. So if you decide to use the fresh water tank how do you dump it when you leave the campsite? Is there a valve just for draining that tank?
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:06 PM   #2
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Typically yes, there should be a valve (stopcock) on the outside of the tank. Just twist open to let it drain on the ground.

Alternatively, if you don't happen to have a valve for whatever reason, you could run the tap until empty. But you'd have to keep an eye on it since you don't want to run your pump dry.




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Old 12-20-2014, 10:09 PM   #3
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Yes, there is a petcock low point drain for each tank. They are usually way underneath the unit and you will have to crawl uder to reach them.
Question. Why would you use the inboard tank when you have city water? Just curious.
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:06 PM   #4
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Actually, many FW tanks these days come with a screw-in plug, not a valve. Those of us with the plug usually replace it with a valve very soon after purchasing the TT.

If you have the plug, you'll need to get one of these:

Universal Drain Valve - Valterra A01-2026VP - Fresh Water Pump Accessories - Camping World
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:22 AM   #5
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Yes, there is a petcock low point drain for each tank. They are usually way underneath the unit and you will have to crawl uder to reach them.
Question. Why would you use the inboard tank when you have city water? Just curious.
Maybe the quality of the water at the park they are at is not great. We have a couple parks around us that have horrible stinky water. I don't want to use it or even have it sitting in my plumbing and filling my hot water tank with it, so if we go to those parks, we leave home with our fresh water tank full....we rarely go to those parks now.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:29 AM   #6
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Thanks for the tips guys. I wouldn't use the fw tank as long as there was city water available, I use a filter so hopefully that will eliminate the "bad water" situations, if not, they won't get my business a second time.
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