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Old 06-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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I just joined iRV2 and am looking forward to exploring it further. I do have a question. Although I do own an RV (2006 Allegro Open Road--Tiffin), I really can't say that I'm much beyond novice stage. When we lived in Oregon we did a couple of longer trips to NM (our maiden voyage in the winter of 2008-2009--a real learning experience), but since moving here to Sitka, AK, 17 miles from one end of the island road to the other, there's not much call for Rving. So, I forget much of what I learn in between. My question is, How do I empty the fresh water tank? I have turned on the three low point drains, but nothing is happening. I can't seem to find any info in any of the literature that I have. Does the pump need to be on? Should all the faucets be open or closed? Would appreciate any comments that might help me resolve this. Would like to sanitize my system.

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Old 06-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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empty fresh water

First of all Welcome glad to have you. Regarding your issue. I just experience the same issue for the same reason. With our Winnebago MH
I started the pump and open a faucet or two and the flow increase dramatically. I am a newbie myself so If I am wrong please someone with more expertise speak up. There is a lot of very knowledge individuals on this site.

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Old 06-21-2012, 07:05 AM   #3
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G'morning from South Dakota and a BIG WELCOME.

Re: draining of water system, try posting your question under the "Tiffin Motorcoach" section of this forum since you're likely to connect with others more familiar with Allegro coaches. We run a Newmar coach and in addition to the "low point drain valves" in the water bay, there is a main drain valve at the rear of this bay behind a hose reel that must be in the drain open position for emptying our fresh water tank. Residual water from this tank will then drain onto the ground below. Don't know how Allegro coaches are equipped, but with regard to having faucets open during the draining of the fresh water tank, I'd sure think you'd want to have em open at least to alleviate suction while draining. Again,...try the Tiffin forum below. Sorry for not helping much.

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Old 06-21-2012, 07:27 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Sitkadoc View Post
.... but since moving here to Sitka, AK, 17 miles from one end of the island road to the other, there's not much call for Rving. So, I forget much of what I learn in between. My question is, How do I empty the fresh water tank?...
Obligatory subject answer:The low point drains are for winterizing your system to prevent water freezing in the lines; there should be a separate gravity drain (nearby tank) to drain the tank onto the ground.
Off topic question: How do you keep from going blind by wearing out your eyes on all the beauty around you in Sitka?
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