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Old 10-26-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Freshwater Tank drain

I have an '89 345LE with the 'island' queen bed. Water fill for the 80 gallon tank is curbside, just under side bedroom window. For the life of me, I'm unable to locate where the drain for this tank is.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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I don't recall any on my '83 310 when I had it. I would just look at the location of the outlet to the water pump, see if you can get that to be the low spot, and run the pump to drain the tank. Usually works as well or better than any drain valve would do anyway.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:13 AM   #3
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Rob,
I'll get to that after work today. Thanks, Derek
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #4
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Derek,
We have twins in back, with the 80 gal tank under the street side bunk...have to lift the under mattress cover to access the valves...track the drain hose(goes thru the floor) and open it, open the next in line valve, turn on the pump, and the water can be viewed from the outside, draining...the valves require pull-n-turn counterclockwise to open(about 5 turns) and push-n-turn clockwise to close...mike
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:12 PM   #5
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I agree with Mike, I found my 2 drain valves tucked in the rear corner out of sight!
Derek, look under the rear of your M/H and I bet you will see the 2 pipes hanging down thru the floor.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:27 PM   #6
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Thanks to everyone. I'll get out into moho in a few to view the tank under the bed. Will look for the 2 pipes under moho when there's a bit more light out. Pitch black here in Florida this evening. New Moon, man, I wanna go camping!
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #7
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Just out in the Airstream. Jeez, it's a good thing I don't need to replace water pipes. What a conglomeration of a gray rat's next of pipes back there. Think I found the two drains for getting all of the water out of the water tank. Seems like there was a drain just before the pump as well. Wonder if I open that drain, the tank would drain by gravity?
I'll figure this out, not that important for now. Really not planning my first 'real' camping trip till February. Florida State Rally in Sarasota then. Until then, backyard camping will do for me!
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PS Will post pix tomorrow of the 'conglomeration'
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Winterizing

We have to winterize our unit as well, even though it is much smaller than what you guys have.

We have not used the water tank, I guess we'll have to look for the drains....hmmmm...

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Not smaller, just more compact...
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:16 PM   #10
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LONG day at work, love working outside in Florida in the rain.....
Too late to get out and get pix of the piping conglomeration, will do it tomorrow. Wanna get the beast out for a little drive on Sunday, and really would like to get rid of about 50 gallons of water, lol. Guess I should find a dump station while I'm at it, both black and gray are about 1/4 full!
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