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Mrcrowley 09-23-2011 04:39 AM

Fresh water tank drain ?
Ok I am stumped where would this be?

noreen&sal 09-23-2011 04:57 AM

Look between the axles on the road side. Sal.

Mrcrowley 09-23-2011 06:43 AM

Will it show on outside of belly pan? Underneath?

dwightdi 09-23-2011 06:48 AM

Just run the tank empty by using the pump. You need to flush your holding tanks anyway.

DKDarrow 09-23-2011 06:53 AM

Between the tires, on the roadside/drivers side of the trailer. It is on the side of the tank facing outward..........a typically white valve..........IT BREAKS OFF SO EASY it is pathetic...........Be careful............God bless.......Dennis

Bill M. 09-23-2011 06:55 AM

It is hard to find. Almost between the wheels, on the side of the pan that is under the tank, near the wheels. It does show, but you got to be lying down with your head under the trailer just a little to find it. It is only 6" or so from the wheels. Hard to reach too. 1/2 turn opens it.

Alumaholic 09-23-2011 08:37 AM

Not On a 1977 Sovereign
I"m pretty sure the 1977 Sovereign 31' did not have a freshwater drain valve. Neither my 1976 Sovereign nor my 1976 Safari had one.
Dwightdi is correct.

Mrcrowley 09-28-2011 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by Alumaholic
I"m pretty sure the 1977 Sovereign 31' did not have a freshwater drain valve. Neither my 1976 Sovereign nor my 1976 Safari had one.
Dwightdi is correct.

Ok how do you drain tank for winterizing then?

dwightdi 09-28-2011 07:05 AM

As I posted before: you simply run the tank dry with your water pump and in the process you flush both your black water and gray water tanks. There is a little remaining in the tank and for that you pour in a quart or so of antifreeze. It has worked for me for 17 years of cold Illinois winters.

arodriguez60 09-28-2011 07:32 AM

On my 73 Safari the low drains for the lines and the freshwater drain are under the sink on the street side. Total 3 drains near the waterpump

waltero 09-28-2011 07:43 AM

Same here, 3 valves under the sink, one drains the FW tank and the drain spout is immediately under the valve.....good hunting

dwightdi 09-28-2011 07:58 AM

The fresh water tank is below the floor and the drains under the sink is well above the tank, so they can not possibly drain the fresh water tank, unless you turn the trailer over. Those drains only drain the fresh water pump and the lines that are above the floor.

Alumaholic 09-28-2011 08:02 AM

dwightdi is Correctomundo (Again)
Tell 'em again, dwight. Perhaps they'll listen this time. :lol:

arodriguez60 09-28-2011 08:14 AM

The drains in mine are very low. I have to reach far down. My tank has drained all the way and have had no problems with freezing . I did have a line freeze on me in the bathroom one year when I thought I had a little time. I got to the lake and turned the waterpump on and I heard the water spraying. But I have never had any issues with draining the tank in 10 years.

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