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Old 04-15-2014, 08:53 AM   #11
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On our first trip out this weekend with our Eagle HT 27.5 bhs as I was filling the water tank it began to leak out one of the labeled low point drains in the rear so I figured it was a vent and that the tank was full so I stopped filling. Got to the camp site and set up. Checked the fresh level and it was only 2/3 full. Not sure why it started leaking at 2/3 full if it's a vent and if it's a vent why it's labeled a low point drain on the side of the trailer.
It may very well have been full when you left the house. When I had my 25RKS, I would fill it at the house and when I would get to camp, it would also read less that full. Every time I would go around a corner, water would flow out of the overflow/vent hose. It took me a while to figure it out, but I finally started watching close, and would see a water trail on the road behind me while driving up the twisting canyon road to camp. Made a plug, or plugs, can't remember if there were two hoses or one, by threading a bolt into the end of the hose. Take it out while filling the tank, and plug it before heading out on the road. Tank was always full when arriving at camp after that.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:59 AM   #12
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Exactly what I thought. However, I searched high and low for a valve. I could see none to be found (no access panels like the front etc) except for the drain valve on the actual fresh water tank drain and that was definitely closed. The labels are on the side of the trailer. Without looking at it and going by memory there is the fresh water drain (maybe that's one of the two labeled "low point drains" and two additional sets of tubes that have no valve that I can find. One of those sets are are the ones that are leaking when getting the tank full.

I don't believe it's a low point drain as it was only draining at 2/3 full which makes no sense at all for a low point drain even if the valve was not fully closed.
Does there happen to be a sink inside in the vicinity of that low point drain. You may have another set of two valves inside underneath your front or back sink. Usually when it says low point drain, there are two valves, one for hot and one for cold.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:18 AM   #13
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On ours, the same sticker is used to identify the low point plumbing drains and the two fresh tank drains. They should be labeled differently, but aren't. Also, those hoses near axle are the fresh tank overflows.
As for the access panel to get to the low point drain valves, we put on a few velcro tape piecs so as not to need a screwdriver.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:24 AM   #14
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Our HT 26.5 RLS, 2012 Model, has a low point drain at the rear of the FW for the fresh water tank and then has a couple located right behind the wall of the storage area in the front of FW. As far as the water siphoning out of the fresh water tank through the overflow line, in my old FW, a 1993 Eagle 215SD, I would take a wire nut and plug that overflow line, if I filled before towing, and then take it out when we got to the destination. Generally, now, we don't have much, if any, fresh water when towing, we usually fill up when we get to our destination. If your overflow line allows 1/3 of your tank capacity to drain, the overflow line might be too low in the tank and may need to be repositioned. I don't speak from experience on this, but stranger things have happened.
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On ours, the same sticker is used to identify the low point plumbing drains and the two fresh tank drains. They should be labeled differently, but aren't. Also, those hoses near axle are the fresh tank overflows.
As for the access panel to get to the low point drain valves, we put on a few velcro tape piecs so as not to need a screwdriver.
Now why didn't I think of the Velcro. Great idea!
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It may very well have been full when you left the house. When I had my 25RKS, I would fill it at the house and when I would get to camp, it would also read less that full. Every time I would go around a corner, water would flow out of the overflow/vent hose. It took me a while to figure it out, but I finally started watching close, and would see a water trail on the road behind me while driving up the twisting canyon road to camp. Made a plug, or plugs, can't remember if there were two hoses or one, by threading a bolt into the end of the hose. Take it out while filling the tank, and plug it before heading out on the road. Tank was always full when arriving at camp after that.
Thanks for the idea. I don't think this was the issue, as it was filled at the destination (within 4 miles) so it wasn't sloshing around for long and only 2 turns.
My guess, is that based on the unlevelness of this trailer (see other thread of mine) while hitched and the location of those vent tubes is that it's at a place where begins emptying out the vent tubes before it can reach full.
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