Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-30-2015, 12:02 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 13
04 Coachman Mirada 290ks - How to drain water heater?

Like the title says, I have an 04 Mirada, and have no clue where the water heater is or how to drain it. Anyone have a clue?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Zonearc is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-30-2015, 02:08 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
LarryH1481's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zonearc View Post
Like the title says, I have an 04 Mirada, and have no clue where the water heater is or how to drain it. Anyone have a clue?

Thanks!
Hi, on the driver's side towards rear, locate a hinged panel with a small grill. This is for the heater exhaust. Should be above the Mirada logo/decal. Open panel and you will see the water heater unit, it should be an Atwood. There is a nylon plug 7/8" when removed will drain the water. Check out this you tube video.
__________________

__________________
Larry & Sue
2005 Georgie Boy Pursuit 3180DS, 31'5" Class A, 18K GVWR, 208", F53/V10, CHF, TST 507, FMCA, GoodSam
LarryH1481 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2015, 02:18 PM   #3
Senior Member - DIYer
 
Waiter21's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 3,359
On my 2001 Mirada, the water heater is on the passenger side, just above the rear wheel.

Attached is a photo of the heater, The plastic plug is in the lower left corner of the heater.

You can cycle (open/close) the Pressure relief valve to help it drain

On the inside, I need to removed two drawers to get to the bypass valves.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	WaterHeater_Outside.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	173.2 KB
ID:	113057   Click image for larger version

Name:	Waterheater_Valves_1.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	182.8 KB
ID:	113058  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Water_Heater_600.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	147.6 KB
ID:	113059  
__________________
1999 Fleetwood Southwind 35S (Ford F53 6.8L V10) - Toad 2003 Saturn Vue.
(www.1999Southwind.com)

It won't do MACH 2, but I can get a sandwich and take a pee.
Waiter21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 12:51 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 13
I found the plug on the driver's side. I pulled it and drained the heater tank.

What is the purpose behind doing a heater bypass? Is it so that if you want to put antifreeze in the system you can skip the water heater since it carries so much it would take a lot more? Any other reason?
__________________
Zonearc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 05:43 AM   #5
Senior Member - DIYer
 
Waiter21's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 3,359
Yes, bypassing the water heater makes winterizing a lot easier and uses less antifreeze.

Leave the drain plug off. When you put it back on next spring, don't over tighten it.

After I drain and bypass the water heater, I run antifreeze in the lines until it squirts out all of the faucets , hot and cold.

As a final step, I open one of the bypass valves so fluid will flow into the water heater and give the water heater a 5 second shot of antifreeze, this takes care of any residual water that mau be laying in the bottom of the water heater
__________________
1999 Fleetwood Southwind 35S (Ford F53 6.8L V10) - Toad 2003 Saturn Vue.
(www.1999Southwind.com)

It won't do MACH 2, but I can get a sandwich and take a pee.
Waiter21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ada, heat, heater, mirada, water, water heater



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Atwood 10 Gallon Water Heater Replacement 3E to 4E Wiring Question vetman90 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 13 06-10-2016 05:25 AM
Suburban water heater - No AC ProjectPro RV Systems & Appliances 11 10-22-2015 02:43 PM
Water heater drain. GRUU MH-General Discussions & Problems 13 10-06-2015 07:29 AM
New water heater woodworker414 Class C Motorhome Discussions 2 06-02-2014 06:28 AM
Atwood Water Heater won't re light jcwhitty RV Systems & Appliances 7 08-04-2013 10:52 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.