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Old 01-10-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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I have a 99 Keystone 290 RK and I live in it during to workweek and drive home on weekends. The camper is 45 minutes from the Smokies, so it does get below freezing but no -* degrees stuff. I've taken the normal winter precautions of wrapping the supply hose, pump and waterlines with heat tape and insulation. When I leave the camper for the weekend, I shut off the hose and relieve the pressure. I was looking for the "Low spot drain" to drain the lines, but I can't find it. As far as I can tell, I'd have to pull the cathode from the hot water tank. Thanks ahead of time
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I have a 99 Keystone 290 RK and I live in it during to workweek and drive home on weekends. The camper is 45 minutes from the Smokies, so it does get below freezing but no -* degrees stuff. I've taken the normal winter precautions of wrapping the supply hose, pump and waterlines with heat tape and insulation. When I leave the camper for the weekend, I shut off the hose and relieve the pressure. I was looking for the "Low spot drain" to drain the lines, but I can't find it. As far as I can tell, I'd have to pull the cathode from the hot water tank. Thanks ahead of time
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Old 01-10-2005, 09:36 PM   #3
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on ours it's on the drivers side rear behind 2nd wheel....took me a while to find it as well.
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Old 01-11-2005, 03:54 PM   #4
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A quick look and I didn't see it, but it's dark and raining, so if I get to the camper earlier tomorrow I'll check. So it would be like under the slide around the wheel.
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Old 01-12-2005, 01:55 PM   #5
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On our Sportsmen they are in the front compartment.
Just start following your water lines and when you find them it will be two small valves with tubes running downward and out beneath the trailer.
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Old 01-12-2005, 07:33 PM   #6
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I've traced the lines and can't find it. On my Jayco 5th I had before this 5th, there was a lable, and there was a drain by the bath and also by the galley. Also, there's no quick fill by the pump to winterize, guess need to add this. I may call the previous owner and see if he knows!
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On our Montana (made by Keyston)the low point drains are on the driver's side at the front about 2 feet back and close to the outside edge, the fresh water tank is on the same side (LH) just in front of the wheels close to the outside edge. BTW, that thing you'll be removing from the water heater is an anode rather than a cathode. The cathode's probably in your television !
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That must be why my TV picture is so fuzzy
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:09 PM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jim Sturgeon:
I have a 99 Keystone 290 RK and I live in it during to workweek and drive home on weekends. The camper is 45 minutes from the Smokies, so it does get below freezing but no -* degrees stuff. I've taken the normal winter precautions of wrapping the supply hose, pump and waterlines with heat tape and insulation. When I leave the camper for the weekend, I shut off the hose and relieve the pressure. I was looking for the "Low spot drain" to drain the lines, but I can't find it. As far as I can tell, I'd have to pull the cathode from the hot water tank. Thanks ahead of time
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A call to the manufacture's customer service department could provide your answer?

Please let us know what you find out.

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Do you have an Outside Shower? If so it is usually in that area, most are red & blue lines with either valves or caps on them. Some are also placed under the bathtub on the outside underneath the trailer.
I hope that helps
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Old 01-19-2005, 03:40 PM   #11
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Got to the camper before dark and went under it front to back side to side and no drain except for the fresh water tank. I re-traced the lines where I had insulated them earlier and still I can't find the low spot drain! I did see (feel?) where the lines branch from the bath shower/toliet/sink area to the kitchen/hot water heater in the rear, I say feel because the lines are covered with factory installed insulation and underpinning. The outside shower is higher than the lines so it would not drain the system. I did contact the manufacturer and they told me where the drain should be, but it's not. BTW, the lines have not been modified. Figuring this out is now becoming a challenge.
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Talked with the previous owner and he said the only drain was on the fresh water tank and that there was not a drain on the lines as such. Seems like a crazy set-up. Even the manufacture said there should be low spot drains in the lines. I guess this one slipped through when the drain installer was on break! As stated before I see where they logically should be, so I may make a project of installing some. It would involve cutting the undercarriage cover and tapping into the lines, but that should not be too bad. Thanks all
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