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Old 11-24-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Winterizing fresh water tank

When I drain my fresh water tank there is about 1 inch on the bottom that I cannot get out. I have also tried to use an inside faucet to take out the last of the water.

I don't know why they don't put the drain on the bottom of the tank. Sure would make the job easier.

What do most of you do in this situation??

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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I have a drain and leave it unplugged for the winter. Are you sure theres no drain plug?
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I have a drain and leave it unplugged for the winter. Are you sure theres no drain plug?
There is a drain but only on the side. It is about as close to the bottom as they could get it but it leaves about an inch of water
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Hey big, I have this same problem. My drain comes off the side of the tank and takes a 90 degree turn out the bottom of the coach. Leaves about an inch..Hasn't caused me a problem in 2 cold Indiana winters so far.
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Leave the tank drain valve open and if you have jacks tilt toward drain side if no jack take a drive and most water will come out a small amount will not hurt anything.
Leave the tank drain open in case any water in drain line will not back up and freeze pipe or valve.
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Hey big, I have this same problem. My drain comes off the side of the tank and takes a 90 degree turn out the bottom of the coach. Leaves about an inch..Hasn't caused me a problem in 2 cold Indiana winters so far.
I was thinking that maybe if it froze it would take the path of least resistance which would be straight up. I am sure that someone who knows about these things will chime in....

I also did the same thing you were talking about last winter but we headed south before it got really cold
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Leave the tank drain valve open and if you have jacks tilt toward drain side if no jack take a drive and most water will come out a small amount will not hurt anything.
I did the jacks when I originally put it in storage. Helped a little bit, but still has about an inch in the bottom. We always go south in the winter but this year we are waiting to see what happens with the idiot's in DC
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