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Old 06-09-2021, 11:32 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2000 National Caribbean and have been looking for the valve to drain the fresh water tank for DAYS!! Are there any other Caribbean owners out there? Thanks.
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Old 06-09-2021, 01:43 PM   #2
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Ask on the National RV forum. Mods move for him.

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Are you looking for the location of that valve, or a replacement valve?


Some coaches use the pump to push the tank water out through the low point drains, so have no gravity drain valve. My 2002 Dolphin did have one, though, and it was quite obvious when the door to the water connection bay was opened. I gather you have looked there as well as directly underneath, but don't find anything?
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I asked there a week ago but there doesn't seem to be anyone on there with a Caribbean.
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First have you tried posting in the National owners forum? I have a 2001Tradewinds and it's possible your fresh water drain is in the same place...try the first forward bay on the passenger side, you might find a small access in the upper left corner of the bay, there will be a red valve there if its like mine. Hope this helps.
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Thank you so much!! That's exactly where it is. I couldn't see the removable panel until you told me where to look. I owe you a cold one!
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Thank you so much!! That's exactly where it is. I couldn't see the removable panel until you told me where to look. I owe you a cold one!
Glad you found it! Next time your in Canada I'll let you buy me a real beer ...lol cheers 🍻
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We also are new owners of a 2000 Caribbean. I am looking for the oil dipstick. We see the transmission fluid dipstick and the tube for the oil, but no dipstick. Can you help?
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Your dipstick is on the upper right side near the oil fill location. There is a good chance it is above the solid panel. They were not fastened down very well. Mine has a yellow loop on it. Should be able to see it when you raise the bed too but take care when the bed is up. They are heavy and the gas shocks cannot be trusted to keep it elevated. I use two props to help hold it up and always have a friend with me for a safety watch. We bought ours new and now has 81k on it. Not much that I haven't worked on or changed. Feel free to call on me if you have questions.
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I think you may be correct about it being under the bed...I will check but right now the bed is covered with stuff being used to repair the wood under the driver's window. Husband has peeled away all the rotted wood and is down to steel and insulation...what a chore for him, as I'm sure you know. Since you have a Caribbean, I have been reading your past posts and comments about the coach. Articles about the steering have been interesting as the last time we drove it, my husband was fighting the steering wheel the entire time. It certainly wasn't enjoyable for him so we will follow some of the information from your posts...we have put on new shocks since last summer and he just completed putting new seals on the jacks as those were worn out. I think he's almost ready to put the new wood in, then we need to match the vinyl Probably then on to the next issue...this is a weird situation but the very bottom of the slide out post gets wet whether the slide is in or out. The floor isn't wet, just the bottom of the post (the one closest to the front of the coach). We cannot find a leak on the top of the slide, and for the life of us, can't figure out how just the bottom, maybe 4 inches is getting wet...
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I have a 2001 Caribbean, my fresh water drain valve is located in the first compartment behind the entry door. Open the compartment, in the top left cornerr there is a small 8" X 8" access door held inplace with (4) screws. If you remove the access door there is a ball valve approx. 18" back inside along the bottom of the fresh water tank. Open it and drain your tank.
We have had our Caribbean since 2011 and love it. If you know any Cummins guys there is plenty of extra in that motor by tweeking it a bit. I got mine up to 330 HP and about 700 Ft # torque. What a differance.
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