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Old 12-01-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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while trying to winterize this coach for the first time I noticed there is no way of draining all the water from the fresh water tank. Or using all the water. Has anyone added an outlet fitting to the bottom of an excisting tank. If so how did you go about it? I should probably just get in it and head south.

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Old 12-01-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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while trying to winterize this coach for the first time I noticed there is no way of draining all the water from the fresh water tank. Or using all the water. Has anyone added an outlet fitting to the bottom of an excisting tank. If so how did you go about it? I should probably just get in it and head south.

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Old 12-01-2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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My coach has a plastic petcock inside one of the bays on the driver's side and a hose going out the bottom of the bay.

WRV in their infinite wisdom installed the petcock backwards and it would not drain until after I turned it over (that is not the only thng that was installed backwards on my coach, but that is another long story)

Heading South is the best solution.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:01 PM   #4
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Two sailors, my 2005 34' has an old choke style cable pull attached to the wall in the most forward compartment next to the propane tank compartment. When you pull this baby it opens an 1-1/2 PVC pipe directly in the bottom of the fresh water tank. You can empty that tank in nothing flat. Obviously some changes were made.I have read some complaints about the throttle style cable which we used to call bowden cable when I was racing outboards, but if you keep it lubricated it seems to work just fine.
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Two Sailors, you are absolutely correct. Heading south is the ideal and perfect answer. Go for it.
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Two Sailors,

My '06 also has the same pull cable in the compartment right behind the propane tank and it empties the tank quickly. I also have a low point drain in the sanitation compartment that works well on draining the rest of the lines. I still put the air hose to the water connector and open the faucets and shower one at a time, and add RV antifreeze to the all the drain points -- sinks, toilet, etc, when I'm winterizing.

Now that I moved to Palm Springs last week, that's not an issue. Moving south is more fun
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:06 PM   #7
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Thanks for the information. I will look for the cable in the propane area. I get to go south the first of Feb. which makes going over the Siskiyous and Dunsmuir an adventure.
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2 Sailors:

The pull cable is actually in the bin just behind the propane tank, on the wall (near the top) closest to the propane tank.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:56 PM   #9
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You have to get on your hands and knees. Crane your neck upward until you think you'll need a chiropractor....you will see it!!
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My gosh Tom. I'm 70 and it is not all that bad.
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I did find the handle to drain the tank. I had not noticed that before now. Thanks.
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See Ted!!! I'll bet two sailors is visiting a chiropractor tomorrow

But, I have found that if I don't wear a cap (to protect my bald head ) it isn't quite so hard to see .
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Two Sailors,

Perhaps the only thing on the Alpine that is more difficult to recognize for what it is than the fresh water drain release, is the house battery disconnect. That turkey caused me more irritation and bad carma than can be imagined.
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My wife's carma ran over my dogma. What a mess.
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