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Old 01-15-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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Fresh water dump valve

Does the 2008 Alpine Limited have a fresh water tank dump valve? Before I bought the 2008 Alpine I had looked at several including a 2006 and while inspecting the coach I noticed it had a dump valve on the fresh water tank. It was a large valve that was operated from the basement. It may have been something added by the owners. I have looked for one on the 2008 but only see a small 1/2" drain.

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All the early Alpines had a dump valve. It was operated by a lever in the basement behind the propane tank. Don't know what they did with the '08 as that valve was no longer available.
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The half inch drain you noticed is likely the overflow drain. There are lots of posting on here about siphoning issues due to that drain. But for your question, that is not likely the drain you are looking for. But my coach is older, so I am not sure what you will have. My tank will drain in a matter of a couple of minutes after I pull the cable to open the valve. The cable pull is typically in the driver side storage compartment closest to the front of the coach, near the fresh water tank itself.
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My coach was built in May 07, the same time as the 08's were being built. That 1/2" drain is all there is and it does take a long time to drain a full tank.
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Mine has two 1/2" low point drains w/valves at lower left of utility Bay panel on drivers side. Ditto on drain time, vs or 2006 which was capable of a small flash flood, the 08 takes its time.
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Slow Draining!

Ok, I thought I had looked for the larger drain valve pretty hard but I have overlooked things before or so my wife says!!! I guess I will have to wait for the tank to drain slowly. No problem I should have plenty of time when I retire!!!

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Mine has two 1/2" low point drains w/valves at lower left of utility Bay panel on drivers side. Ditto on drain time, vs or 2006 which was capable of a small flash flood, the 08 takes its time.
I thought they were the hot and cold water low point drains so all the lines are emptied when you winterize. They don't drain any water from my tank, but then I have the drain valve at the forward end of the tank to do that. How does that work on the '08?
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