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Old 09-20-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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My fresh water tank won't hold water. Is there a low end drain somewhere? Help!

I just hooked up water for the first time to fill and sanitize my 100 gal water tank on my 1997 Tropical. I moved the valve over to fill the tank and it started filling. I came back out to the water intake area and noticed water flowing out from on top of my fuel tank. Is there a drain in there? or maybe the pipe for the tank fill might be ruptured? There is no water inside next to the tank so I am figuring it might be the fill line.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #2
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Our '99 has the drain valve located at the upper rear of the water/electric compartment, way in the back of the compartment.

There is a small shelf up there where I keep hose nozzles, etc. Reach all the way to the back and you should feel a 90 turn handle for a valve. When the handle is in line with the hose, it is on. Crossways, it is closed. YMMV
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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I came back out to the water intake area and noticed water flowing out from on top of my fuel tank.
kinda an odd place for it to drain " on top of the gas tank "
i would turn the water off and when the water out of the tank stops i would then turn water back on and then see if the flo rate is the same as whats coming from the hose. also i would get a light and get under the rig and see if you can tell where the water is coming from ( a hose or just poring out )
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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I think I am going blind! I found the valve on the floor next to the tank. It was small and it was open. I put Clorox in the hoses and filled the tank. It is working good. I don't have an owners manual so I and learning as I go. Thanks for the input. It is weird that the drain flows over the gas tank. Last week I was on my way to get it inspected so I can get plates on it and the main gas line blew about two miles from home. I lost a quarter of a tank of gas in about one city block. I dropped the tank and replaced both fuel lines. It cost 100$ for the two hoses. I think I got off cheap. By the way it did pass inspection.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #5
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When you dropped your tank, did you think about changing out your fuel pump cause of age?
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