Originally Posted by Nerina
CRAZY! I'm a 67 year old woman in a campground. I want to drain it because I am doing my first little road trip to see how things go and I read that it is good to have all tanks empty.....
Guess I will try to find it....if I can't I may have to go to a dealer and have them look.
But for my trip, in the meantime, can I drain the tank with the low point drain? (logic tells me not...but thought I would ask). I guess I can unhook my water supply (from the park), turn on the faucets and water pump and let it go. Would that work?
Again much thanks. And the picture of the valve really helps.
I'm sure you can find it if you look hard enough
Mine is just to the left of my door, mounted on the frame under the camper. I tow with mostly empty tanks and that's usually a good idea, so I'm with you there. Without getting into that... Worst case Scenario, do you have an outside shower? Water your lawn with it lol. Or turn on your kitchen sink until your fresh water tank is empty, then dump your grey tank (obviously assuming you have enough capacity in your grey tank to do so). There's usually more than one way to get it done... using the water would be a possible plan B for you.
I don't like to use my water pump like that, but I guess it is an option. I wouldn't want to kill my water pump by running it non-stop when the drain 'has to be' somewhat accessible. The drain on mine is so easy to get to, I use it to fill my dogs water bowl when we're camping. Wish you the best.
Anyway, I found this in your owners manual... have you gone through it?
"Open the “fresh tank drain” valve. All permanent fresh water
tanks can be drained by one of two types of drain valves. A white
plastic drain is attached to the exterior wall (open valve to drain) or a
valve located inside the motor home adjacent to the water tank"
I know it sounds kind of vague, but it sounds like the valve you are looking for could be INSIDE your motorhome. Shoot... you could just call the dealer, no?