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Old 11-08-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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2000 National RV Questions

This is our first RV and I am trying to find out where the drain is for the fresh water tanks. I am trying to winterize the unit so any help would be nice.
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If you do not have a drain valve at the water service panel, the outside shower is the low point drain. I have attached a link to the National RV Owners Forum you may get more help at that location.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f105/
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
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2000 tradewind - Help!

This is our first RV and I am trying to find out where the drain is for the fresh water tanks.
Also, How do you remove the wall mirror clock.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:47 PM   #4
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I have a 1999 Tradewinds. The water drain is in the first bay on the right side. On mine it's right behind the door. We have a model 7372. Look on the rear wall upper left and you'll see a small access panel that’s held in with Velcro. The valve is behind it.

The clock is held in with Velcro and is really hard to remove. Use your fingers if possible. The mirror could break.

Click on the pictures link in my signature to see some of the upgrades I've done and a few trips.

Good choice of first MH.

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Old 11-09-2009, 10:08 AM   #5
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In my Tradewinds there is a tank drain located behind a removable panel in the forward passenger side compartment.It is small and not too visible.
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I have a 2000 Tradewinds 7373 and my access door is the same. It is in the forward passenger compartment on the left upper corner.BOB
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:20 AM   #7
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It sure is. One valve drains the fresh water. I found by lifting the front on the jacks I get a more complete drain for winterizing.

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Old 11-09-2009, 06:27 PM   #8
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Thank You

What a lifesaver. I don't think I would have found it on my own.
Also, thanks for the info about the mirror clock.
We haven't taken this monster out for a road trip yet.
I had the cooling sys. flushed, transmission serviced, and engine oil changed.
I think I am almost ready.
Any other suggestions ?
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:03 PM   #9
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We really like our 99 TW. At first it seemed big and intimidating, but after a few trips we are as comfortable as in the car. It's easy to drive and quiet in the front while on the road.
We really didn't know much when we bought it but just got lucky and have never had a regret.

Enjoy the ride and have many safe trips.

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BTW When we first got ours the clock battery was dead. Removing it twice a year is a pain so I replaced the movement with
http://www.klockit.com/products/dept-77__sku-AAAAH.html
So far the battery is 2 years old and going strong. It resets it's self in the spring and fall and as accurate as any Atomic clock.
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Hello Dale,
When you do go out and get set up make sure you have your rig level so you don't ruin your Refrigerator. I can't say it enough fore I have had to replace one and they cost and arm and leg. And depending were your going to how much water you will want to carry on board. The more weight the less MPG your going to get.
Have fun, we are.

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Just wondering where the other 1,998 questions are?
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Hey Bob, I know it has been a long time ago for this post, I just purchased a 2000 National Tradewinds 36ft, cat 300 7373. Do you still own yours ?
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Hi Dale and Patti, we have a 2000 National Tradewinds 7370. Our 2nd rv but, we are still trying to figure it out, can't seem to get our jacks down...this site is so helpful though. Are you full timers or part timers? We are barely 1/4 time lol, we aren't retired yet, so just take her out on weekends...but have some issues to fix on ours. Anyway, I love our rv, its a bit older but, its in great shape! ttyl!
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