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Old 09-17-2017, 08:13 AM   #1
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Draining water

What is the fastest way to drain fresh water holding tank??
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:42 AM   #2
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My FW tanks have drain valves, but they are very slow.

The fastest way might be to use your FW drain valve(s) along with the RVs 12v pump to pump water out of every faucet.
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I guess my question is, why do you need to drain it fast. If you are worried about things freezing, just open up the low point drain and let the water out while you go about your other chores. It may take a while, but usually there is no hurry, at least in my 24 years of FW ownership and usage. It probably will drain faster if you open up the low point drain as then start pumping water out of all the faucets at the same time, but you will also be putting water into the holding tanks that will have to be drained as well.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:26 AM   #4
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I guess what I am asking is.....
The only way to drain tank is the low point drains?
Really not in a hurry. Just want to drain old water.


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Turn it on and do something for a while. I change my fresh water every month or so just because but I never carry more than 1/3 tank.

My yard loves it but right now it is already saturated from that old bag Irma!
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I guess what I am asking is.....
The only way to drain tank is the low point drains?
Really not in a hurry. Just want to drain old water.


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My fresh water tank has its own drain valve for draining in addition to the low point water line drain valves
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:24 PM   #7
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I do what Norty does and drain mine about every month. Really only carry the 1/3 to use the bathroom or wash hands while travelling. I just open it up and let it drain...
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Where is the FW Holding Tank Drain valve on a 2017 Pinnacle 36FBTS? I see three Low Point Drains but none are marked Fresh Water Drain.
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Where is the FW Holding Tank Drain valve on a 2017 Pinnacle 36FBTS? I see three Low Point Drains but none are marked Fresh Water Drain.
I have a 2018 36FBTS. Mine is behind the rear tire on door side. It's not labelled specifically *fresh* low point drain though. In the same position on the driver side, it's for the frig. The one in front of the entry door is for the hot and cold plumbing.
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