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Old 10-20-2015, 05:57 PM   #1
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Low point drains - Can't seem to open them??

I have a 2015 Rockwood Roo 19. I am getting ready to winterize the trailer, but cannot seem to open the low point drains?? I am enclosing pictures of the fittings at the bottom of the cold & hot drains. The (plastic) fittings look like 2 PC fittings, but I can't "break" them, and I don't want to break them either. The service dept said they should come apart. I know this shouldn't be rocket science..HELP!! Thanks in advance~

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Old 10-20-2015, 07:19 PM   #2
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Wrench or thin channel locks on the upper hex part... channel locks/pliers or even a very small pipe wrench on the rounded lower part with the ribs. Should come apart pretty easily. Looking at the lines from the bottom... right tighty, (clockwise) lefty loosie. (counter-clockwise)
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:30 PM   #3
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I did try this with a crescent wrench tight against the chassis and toothed pliers...nothing! It's almost like it's one piece. I don't get it? (AND I tried both ways!) It's also tight as it's behind one of the tires.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:53 PM   #4
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Have you bled off the pressure in the lines? Could it be holding them fast?

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Old 10-21-2015, 11:27 AM   #5
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Same Here...

Mine just twisted around as if the PEX clamps weren't properly clamped... I just snipped both off with a tubing cutter and replaced them with Sharkbite 1/4 turn valves. The size I used is 1/2" I.D. (actually 5/8" O.D.). Each cost about $10. The outlet on mine are 1/4" compression, but that's not important.

Once off, I was able to get them to loosen with a wrench and channel lock pliers.

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Old 10-21-2015, 12:19 PM   #6
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Mine look just like that and with two channel lock pliers they opened right up.

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Old 10-21-2015, 01:18 PM   #7
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They WILL turn, eventually, with patience, but Geeze-Louise, that sure is a stupid place to have them come out.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:26 PM   #8
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I would "cut" the hoses, put on a 90 deg. fitting and move them elsewhere and terminate with 1/4 turn valves.
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Go spend the 25 bucks and buy a pex crimper for 1/2 inch (apollo pro crimp rings APXCR12LT). I cut above the original clamp and put (1/2 x 1/2 APXFA1212) fittings in their place and use screw on valves for my drains. pics are in my misc album.... I extended my lines so I dont stand in the water while draining....the problem with factory set up is that if you crack or lose an end cap you are out of the water business.

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I would "cut" the hoses, put on a 90 deg. fitting and move them elsewhere and terminate with 1/4 turn valves.
good point. with elbows and 5 doolars of pex line you can put your valves and discharge anywhere you like as long as it always leans towards the ground. avoid a new p trap.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:30 PM   #11
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Remove the pressure in the system first. Mine are hard to turn when the pressure is on.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:58 AM   #12
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Mine were tight like that the first time.. but they do come apart try again the most you can do is break it and then you can do the fixes everyone is suggesting..
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:47 AM   #13
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Thanks to all of you who posted. I did finally get them to break loose, after I opened all the faucets, etc. and released the pressure. I am going to take the advice of replacing the current set-up with the fittings/1/4 valve set-up. Where they put these things, I had to stand on my head basically to access them! With no man around the house, I sure love having such forums to refer to! Thanks again! :-)
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