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Old 04-22-2021, 04:29 PM   #1
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Freshwater Tank Won't Drain

I have a '99 Fleetwood American Tradition 40TVS and I am experiencing an issue regarding draining the freshwater tank. I open the hot and cold water drain valves in the water compartment along with the two drain valves in the opposite side luggage compartment. When I open all 4 values they drain for just a few seconds and then basically stop. The cold water drain in the water closet will drain slowly if I run the water pump (although the book says not to run the water pump to drain the tank). I have followed the steps in the owners manual and the tank will not drain.
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Old 04-22-2021, 05:02 PM   #2
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In the couple trailers we've had what you have been opening is the system drain, there should be another valve right next to or against the freshwater tank itself. Usually has a hose hanging down low
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Old 04-24-2021, 11:02 AM   #4
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Just turn on the water pump. The low point drains aren't in the tank itself, so you need pump pressure to push water to the drains.
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