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Old 09-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Fill

I have a 1998 LandYacht30 motorhome I just purchased and can't figure out what valves need to be open to fill the water tank and the hot water heater. There are three valves under the bed. Two valve are side by side and run toward the front, the other valve runs toward the side wall. I need to know which valves need to be open to fill the water.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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Water heater:

If the shut-off valves are open (which is the summer position), just hook up the city water and turn it on; the WH will fill.

Fresh Water tank:

From the outside, with a hose, carefully. Unless your trailer is different than the AS TTs I have seen, there is nothing to do but pour water into the fill door. I think it's usually near the front of the curb side.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply but this is a motorhome
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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True, but I thought that the water heater and fw fill set-ups were the same.

My apologies if they aren't!

ps: I know that the water heater is the same. They almost always have by-pass valves so that the WH can be "out of the loop" on demand (in case of failure, for example) or to avoid having to fill it with antifreeze. To fill the WH, they need to be on (open, in non-bypass position)...
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:31 AM   #5
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I am trying to figure out which valve is the bypass.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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This would be easier if you would post a photo, then we could refer to things in a more definite way.

Until then,

The hot water always exits from the top of the tank
The cold water always comes in from the bottom

The pipes can be made to make a path that just goes by the tank, and doesn't let the water go into or out of the tank. They usually use taps that indicate the yes/no of the valve. When the handle is in line with the pipe, it is turned on, or open. So, when the handle is at right angles to the pipe, it's shut off.

See if that helps you decide how to set them, then post a photo showing what you did.

You can post photos easily if you select "Go Advanced" when you reply to this thread instead of the default selection "Post Quick Reply". In "Advanced", you will see at the bottom of your reply a section where you can attach images. If you attach one and it doesn't upload, try making the photo smaller.

Just ask again if you have more questions, OK?
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:02 PM   #7
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I was flushing and draining the fresh water tank last weekend. The drain vlave is white plastic, however, there are two metal ball valves located next to each other in general area of drain valve at the bottom of the tank. I opend both of them just a few drops from one valve. It seem like these valves are in the outer sheet metal shell of the fresh water tank
Any comments will be appreciated
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #8
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To Empty Fresh Water Tank
On the 23 ft, 25 ft, 27 ft, 28 ft, and 30 ft. models, a large valve on the fresh
water tank pan under the trailer drains the water fresh tank. On these models
an additional 1 ¼” drain plug is located on the bottom of the tank inside the
galvanized “box”.
The plug is accessible by removing an inspection plate close
to the petcock that can be seen on the bottom of the tank support pan. There
may be a little Styrofoam insulation covering the plug that should be carefully
removed and replaced. The water tank drain valve on the 16 ft. and 19 ft. model
is located under the roadside dinette seat; remove the cushions to access a
removable panel.
Pumping the water out with the self-contained water pump also empties the
fresh water tank. Simply turn on the pump switch and open a couple of faucets
until the water will no longer comes out.
Note: For winterizing purposes, only the large tank drain valve needs to be
opened to drain the fresh water tank.
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The above is from your Owners Manual. It talks bout two drains, but not a third. Does this tell you anything about what you were describing?
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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Oops, here's another quote from the OM:

The 23 ft and 25 ft.
front bed model has the low point drain valves located inside the roadside rear
exterior access door
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The low point drain is used to make certain that all the water is drained out of the system in the fall when winterizing.

Again, does that relate to your question?

Here is the link to the document I was quoting from:

http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...dc1923f8e6.pdf
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