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Old 11-16-2018, 02:39 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank drain

After sanitizing fresh water tank is there a easy way to drain it? 2000 Alpine LE 36FDS.
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Old 11-16-2018, 03:35 PM   #2
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You've got a drain somewhere close to your tank. Look underneath and see if there is a tube sticking out and follow it back to a valve.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:10 PM   #3
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Mark,

On my ‘05 there is a T handle in the locking bin behind the propane tank bin. It’s on the left side when you open the door. If it’s there just give it a yank. I believe they’re all in the same place, not certain.

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Thank you all. I drained it once but couldn't remember how . I think it is by propane tank.
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Old 11-17-2018, 03:21 PM   #5
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Thank you all. I drained it once but couldn't remember how . I think it is by propane tank.
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This is the first time I have drained the water tank - just bought the coach. I found the drain line in the storage bay where the water pump is. There is a T off the tank outlet line (before water pump) with a drain valve. I opened it but the water drains REALLY slow out to the ground. The line is only about 24" long and there are no obvious obstructions or kinks. Is this just the way an Alpine is or do I need to start pulling fittings in the drain system and looking for something internally clogging the line.
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Old 11-17-2018, 04:00 PM   #6
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Open all your faucets and they all seem to drain slow. Good Luck
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..on the 05 and earlier Alpines, there is a t-handle on the side wall in the basement, next to the propane tank. Be careful not to pull too hard as the cable is attached to a 1-1/4 inch slide inch valve by a set screw--but once opened, you can drain the entire tank in just a few minutes. However, on the 06 and newer, the drain is just a 1/2 inch PEX, so it probably takes next to ever.
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My 04 has the same T handle in the same location. The valve looks the same as the gray water drain valve. The valve can be seen from the forward basement, curb side. Stick your head inside the basement, look in front of the compartment from the inside. You’ll find it.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:24 PM   #9
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To bobkatgifts, my 2000 Alpine 36FDS had the water drain pull "T " handle in the bay next to the propane tank up against the left wall. My 100 gallons drained fast , completely in maybe 5 minutes. I comes out of a like 2in diameter drain hose next to smaller overflow hose. T handle puulyd easy and went back in easy..
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As Old Scout mentioned earlier - the 2006 Alpines have a 1/2 drain hose that takes forever to drain. The drain valve is on the wall in the storage bin near the bottom of the tank and well marked. Who knows why somebody at WRV thought this was a good idea? Thanks to all for your input.
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