Brought my new Tioga Montara 25K home and started preparation for use.
I finally found the drain valve for the fresh water tank - manual says mounted on the end of the tank, which it was
however you have to take the small square panel off in the storage area to access it.
Got the tank drained and sanitized, however when city water was hooked up it all flowed out the low point drain hose. Looked all over the unit for valves to close this and could not find a valve
so went back to the dealer (20 miles) and the shut off valves were found under the bottom drawer. Again no mention in the manual.
I could not find a water heater bypass in the coach and the dealer could not find it (dealer that I am dealing with is not really a Fleetwood dealer but another branch 45 miles away is so I do not know how they stand on their franchise agreement
) so is there one in the coach as the manual states or is it ignorance that it cannot be found?
Is it possible they 'forgot' this feature when the coach was assembled?
What is in the manual is only a switch/valve/lever that has an on or off position it does not resemble a bypass like I had in my Coachmen,Pilgrim/Rockwood travel trailers in the past.
After the lowpoint drains were closed the city water supply fitting was found to be defective.
These deficiencies 5 days after pickup and prior to use only indicate the dealer 'kicked the tires' and gassed the unit and sent me on my way. Further proof is that I had to put about a pint of distilled water in the 2 6V coach batteries. I am very disappointed with this dealer.