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Old 07-09-2014, 12:15 AM   #1
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Emptying the water lines after each trip?

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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Old 07-09-2014, 01:19 AM   #2
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I only do the low point drains when it's time to winterize. I do the water heater the last day of my camping trip.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:53 AM   #3
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I open the low point drains when I get home. (I used to do it when I leave but had someone tell me something was smoking and it was the water draining and for some reason it was turning to steam.) but I do not drain the water heater tank.
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I never drain any water lines, blue water tank or water heater until the end of the season.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:35 AM   #5
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Real men don't need manuals....just ask my wife. Just yanking your chain. While we haven't ventured out in this new PUP...in the past I always made it a habit to drain all the water before leaving the CG when our trip was over and headed to the house. While most potable water sources have excellent water quality (duh, otherwise they wouldn't be potable), "stuff" will grow in them when left for extended period of times. Water can grow "stale"
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:43 AM   #6
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I drain any remaining fresh water in the tank, don't drain anything else until winterizing.
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I open a faucet after unhooking from water just to make sure there is no pressure in the lines. Other than that, I do not drain anything until the end of the season.
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I open a faucet after unhooking from water just to make sure there is no pressure in the lines. Other than that, I do not drain anything until the end of the season.
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I drain any remaining fresh water in the tank, don't drain anything else until winterizing.
X2 been doing it that way since 1977.
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I drain any remaining fresh water in the tank, don't drain anything else until winterizing.
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But now I'm thinking about all that icky water from wherever I was last. It's not good enough to drink (well maybe technically) and then it sits in my pipes for a month? I'm thinking about changing my process now and draining that stuff out at the end of the trip... It only takes a few seconds to pop those low-points...
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