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Old 11-16-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
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Low Point Drain Question

Okay, here is a novice question. I started to winterize my 5th Wheel today and couldn't find the low point drain for the fresh water. Do all trailers have a low point drain? My owners manual doesn't give much information about the trailer, I'm really disappointed in the manual.

Where would I start my search for the drain? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have about two days before our first freeze of the year. It's only supposed to get down to 31 deg. but I want to get it winterized before then. If for no other reason than it will be more comfortable to do the work in the 40 - 50 deg. weather we are now enjoying.


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They have them, although they aren't always marked. For example, the low point drains on our coach are in our utility hook ups bay & are clearly marked. On our previous Cougar 5-r, they were just black capped hoses that extended below the bottom of the underbelly enclosure panels, directly below where the tanks were located.

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I have a Cougar 5er, so it sounds like I should be looking for a black hoses in the area if the fresh water tank.

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Look for opaque hoses with black caps on them. Our Cougar was an 04 & a floorplan they no longer make so I'm sure they've moved locations. But that's where I'd start looking.

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I have a 2010 Cougar 318SAB. The low point drains on my model are in two different locations. The fresh water drain is located on the RH side at the rear of the 5er. The drain is behind the screw down stabilizer, but ahead of the fresh water tank located in the under belly. The only way that I found mine was to get on a creeper and craw under the 5er.
The other two drains are located under the steps on the LH side will away from the fresh water drain.
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This is my project for this afternoon, I'll give you an update.
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Not all RV's have low point drains. When you use the onboard pump to fill the system with RV anti-freeze it will push all the water out anyway.
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Jim,

I found the drains exactly where you said they were on your 318! Mission accomplished, I have the fresh water drained and moving on with the rest of my winterization later this afternoon.

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Glad I was able to help you.
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