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Old 08-28-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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Do I have a water drain on an 08 alpine compressed air supply?

Have an 08 alpine and it has a air chuck on the passenger side. Is there a tank supply or drain to take out the condensation like in the bottom of a normal air compressor?
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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Yes, if its like min. Mine is lower left in the utility bay, PS. Small yellow handle just below the air chuck.
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Thanks Mike, I see that one but didn't know if there was a tank somewhere.. have a good day and thanks for the reply.. Mel
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There is a tank, between the frame rails ahead of the rear axle. This drain comes out of the bottom of the tank, but may loop up from the bottom then down to the chuck/drain, so when you open it- go full blast to blow the line out fully.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:38 PM   #5
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ALL compressed air tanks have a drain for water. If the tank is install correctly it will be at the bottom of the tank.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:28 PM   #6
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Mekanic,

Our Alpines don't have a drain for water. Alpines don't have air brakes and don't have as much need for one. I installed a separate one to help drain the water, to a fixed plug that is on the bottom of the tank, and connected to the hose that goes to the valve near the air chuck that E. Mike talks about. The provided solution was to do as Mike says -- open the air valve and let it blow for a few seconds with the air up so it has pressure to blow it out.

I installed a separate valve with a pull cord like truckers use at the bottom of the tank, with a tee, and ran the pull cord to the side of the coach in front of the rear axle, to help drain the tank out of the bottom. This was part of my "low air suspension" issue thread on this forum.

I can also say that since I installed that drain valve in February in freezing temperatures in Texas, and have driven it 5,000 mile since, I have yet to get a drop of air out of the tank. Didn't get water out of the other tank drain solution, either. We just don't build a lot of water in that tank.
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