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Old 05-30-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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Water valve position question

I have a 74 25" Tradewinds and I need to know how to configure the fresh water system for use. I just bought this trailer and basically know nothing about it. there are 3 valves under the galley sink and I need to know what position to place all 3 in for use. I believe all three are wide open right now as the trailer had been winterized in OHio where I bought it a few weeks ago. How do I get pressure built up with the water pump? Anybody have any ideas for me?
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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All three should be closed when you're using the water system.

The two which are close together are for draining the hot and cold lines in the front of the coach. The one which is located under them is to drain the water tank itself. It's connected to the same line that the pump is drawing from, so when it's open, the pump will not draw water.

You might want to check for open drain valves in the rear of the coach and close them before you try pressurizing the system. Check to make sure the drain plug is in the water heater. If there is a filter installed under the sink, make sure it's either off, or bypassed, or has a filter installed. That will save you from some potential water fountains!

Good luck!
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Thank you so much!
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:25 PM   #4
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Hmmmm....tried all of that and still no luck. You mentioned drain valves in the rear. Where might they be?
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:02 PM   #5
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Hmmmm....tried all of that and still no luck. You mentioned drain valves in the rear. Where might they be?
In my 71 Tradewind it is in the bathroom closet curbside.
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Can you post a picture? It might help us figure this out.
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