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Old 11-08-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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Need to drain the fresh water tank!

Fresh Water Tank

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I have a 1977 Holiday Rambler Imperial 5000...I need to drain the fresh water tank in order to store over winter. I can't seem to find the drain! HELP! please.




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There should be a line with a valve off the side of the tank. Sometimes it is easier to get underneath and look up where the freshwater tank is for the line to come through the floor.

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I can't seem to find the drain! HELP! please.
Most tanks don't have drains - they have an outlet that runs to the water pump and the drain is on that line. Many tanks use "spin on" fittings, and they look like they have a hexagonal head that you could unscrew. Don't try to unscrew it - you will break it and be in big trouble. The hex head is used/grabbed by a matching adapter on a high speed tool - usually a router - that spins so quickly it melts the fitting into the tank with friction. It won't hurt to leave a small amount of water in the tank over winter - and most of us have to leave some in, as it's just not possible to get it all out.

Just get as much out as will come out of the drain fitting connected to the tank outlet.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:14 AM   #4
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They're called low point drains, and your 77 HR probably has two, and maybe three, depending on its size. At the least there should be one near the fresh water tank which is usually under the bed; and another one near the water pump, which is usually not too far from the tank.

As mentioned above, an easy way to locate how many and where is by looking under the trailer. If you see a short tube poking down through the bottom, that's a low point drain and the valve will be directly above that tube.
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Thanks for all the responses! This unit has been parked for sometime now, and winter is just around the corner! Hopefully I can find the value! I appreciate all the help!
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Mine is on the other side in a lower compartment, with a fair size on/ off lever. I have a 91 Seabreeze. There is a plastic hose heading toward the ground. If you happen to have an outside shower you nan drain it that way.
Warning___that will not get all of the lines drained, unless you remove the plastic plug in the water heater and open all the faucets including the shower.

Better read up on it. Broken plastic lines can be expensive.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:09 PM   #7
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draining water for winter

You tube should have a video on how to drain the water out of your RV for winter. We use pink RV antifreeze. Some use a compressor to blow all the water out of the lines. Best of luck with this task.

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