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Old 06-23-2017, 04:40 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Drain Valve

Hello- just bought a 17 Rockwood Freedom 1940 LTD and have a question on draining the fresh water tank. The only valve I see is actually on the tank which is under the dinette seat. Is there a way for me to drain without popping up? Maybe I am not seeing the correct valve???
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:16 PM   #2
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First, congratulations on the TT!!
Are you talking about the fresh water tank or line? The tank will have a valve directly on it (under the TT). The valve under the dinette should be to drain the lines themselves (if it's like mine).

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My tank is actually above the floor in one of the dinette storage bins
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Old 06-23-2017, 08:41 PM   #4
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The valve you see is the drain valve for the fresh water tank. If you can see where pipe is for the drain on the underside of the TT you may be able to add another valve there and just leave the one inside open so you don't have to pop up the tent. OR, just open the tank valve when you break down the campsite and let it drain on your way home.
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:15 AM   #5
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The valve you see is the drain valve for the fresh water tank. If you can see where pipe is for the drain on the underside of the TT you may be able to add another valve there and just leave the one inside open so you don't have to pop up the tent. OR, just open the tank valve when you break down the campsite and let it drain on your way home.


Thought about both, think the only option is to find a way to add another valve. If I open while breaking camp then I will just get the site all muddy, that's just rude.
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Or wait till you get home to drain it !!!
Insted of dumping it all over the Hwy !!!
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:51 AM   #7
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Or wait till you get home to drain it !!!
Insted of dumping it all over the Hwy !!!


Unlike most people I cannot pop up at home.
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Unlike most people I cannot pop up at home.
That is not very handy !!!
Back when we had a Pop-Up we opened it up when he got home,,,
aired & dried it out and cleaned it before storing it !!!
Our drain valve was on the outside,,, and I don't remember it holding much water ??? We did not have a built in porta- pottie,,, just a small sink !!!
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Yes that is all we have as well, a sink
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Yes that is all we have as well, a sink
Ours was a Starcraft,,, we had a lot of fun with it !!!
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I have a new (to me) Rockwood 1640 and the only way to drain the fresh water tank is to open the valve under the seat, unless you had another valve. I agree its not the most convenient as I forgot to drain it after I closed it up.

Perhaps you could put something under it to catch the water at your campsite so you don't make it muddy?
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I have a new (to me) Rockwood 1640 and the only way to drain the fresh water tank is to open the valve under the seat, unless you had another valve. I agree its not the most convenient as I forgot to drain it after I closed it up.

Perhaps you could put something under it to catch the water at your campsite so you don't make it muddy?


Yeah, I think that's the only option I have until I can figure out how to modify it and move the valve outside
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Some camp sites could maybe use the water ???
Sad that the drain is not on the outside,,, or underneath !!!
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Thought about both, think the only option is to find a way to add another valve. If I open while breaking camp then I will just get the site all muddy, that's just rude.
I agree that adding a second valve is the best option. But one other option until you complete that repair is to use the sink to empty the tank as much as possible into, I presume, a 5 gallon bucket. Handle that like any gray water. Then open the valve. The small amount of water remaining should pose little problem to the next occupants of the site.
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I agree that adding a second valve is the best option. But one other option until you complete that repair is to use the sink to empty the tank as much as possible into, I presume, a 5 gallon bucket. Handle that like any gray water. Then open the valve. The small amount of water remaining should pose little problem to the next occupants of the site.


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