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Old 09-18-2022, 10:37 AM   #1
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Fresh tank drain

Water pump defective.
How to drain fresh water tank with no pump.
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Old 09-18-2022, 10:40 AM   #2
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There should be a valve inside the wet bay next to the bottom of the freshwater tank.
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Old 09-18-2022, 11:19 AM   #3
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Please add all your coach info to your post for more accurate answers .

You should have low point drains and a fresh tank drain in the wet bay ( water connection compartment ) as well as access to the 12 volt water pump.

Drain valve in yellow box , 12 volt pump in red .
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My '04 Pace Arrow has a huge drain in the wet bay, just aft of the entry door.
Visible just to the left of the pump filter. Blue handle.

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Old 09-20-2022, 11:11 PM   #5
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Fresh tank drain

This is the secret Newmar place in my ‘02 Dutch Star. Your setup may be similar. Look below the drain piping at the far left end of the
water bay. Right at floor level you see a cutout labeled “Low Point Drain”. This is a misnomer. Stick your hand in that cutout and feel around. You will feel a quarter turn valve, just like the other valves in the area. This is the Fresh tank drain. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-22-2022, 05:54 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post
Water pump defective.
How to drain fresh water tank with no pump.
Since we have zero clue of your year/make or model. I guess the drain is very close to your water pump. It’s there just get a flashlight and rummage around
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Old 09-22-2022, 03:16 PM   #7
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Depending on your coach, the main drain valve may be located right next to the fresh water tank itself (as on Newmar BayStars).
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:39 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by JFXG View Post
This is the secret Newmar place in my ‘02 Dutch Star.
Very similar in my 2013 MA. "Secret Place" is a good description! Who the heck buries a valve...a frequently used one for some of us...where one can barely see it, much less actually use it easily. I originally found mine by looking underneath for the protruding drain pipe. And speaking of the drain...would have been nice to have one slightly larger than an average soda straw. Takes a LONG time to drain even a 1/4 tank of leftover water.

I long for the 2" dump pipe and convenient pull handle I had on both of my Winnebago Journeys to dump my excess fresh water!
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