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Old 07-09-2014, 10:11 AM   #11
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I drain all water after each trip. low points and tank drains. that takes care of the water heater as well. i like fresh for the next trip.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:29 AM   #12
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I drain all water after each trip. low points and tank drains. that takes care of the water heater as well. i like fresh for the next trip.

Just make sure your water heater is full of water before you turn it on.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:51 AM   #13
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Yep that is one of the check points on my "list" actually when i connect city water to fill, i use "city supply" till water comes out of the cold low point - close that valve and open a hot faucet - next the hot low point shows water - close that - switch to "city fill" and fill the supply tank.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:47 PM   #14
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I have a newbie question on an x17z. We just had our first trip, the trailer is back at home. At the campsite, just before leaving, I opened what I assume were the 2 low point valves (one hot, one cold water...) to empty the water lines (I have not had time to read any manual yet, but this seemed to make sense...). I just realized that I did not drain the water heater... Is draining the lines and the water heater something that you guys do after each trip?
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I have a 17Z too. After each trip I drain the fresh water tank (one valve under the RV) and drain the hot water heater (remove plug from hot water tank). I don't drain the water lines but that would probably be a good idea too. It only takes a few minutes to add fresh water before the next trip since it's only 28.5 gallons including the hot water heater. Although the 17Z has a very limited CCC so most people only carry a small amount of water when travelling.
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Doesn't draining all that water at the campsite leave a big mess? Also, when draining your water heater, don't you have to physically remove the drain plug instead of just the low point drains?
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Doesn't draining all that water at the campsite leave a big mess? Also, when draining your water heater, don't you have to physically remove the drain plug instead of just the low point drains?
Drain it while you're at the dump station and on down the road. The bikers think its poo water coming from your rig and they won't tailgate you

Unless you've installed a petc o c k on your water heater drain you'll need a socket and a ratchet to take the plug out which is more work than what its worth...that's why I only do it once per season when I winterize.
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