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Old 07-15-2015, 07:40 AM   #1
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Low point water drains

While sanitizing the fresh water system on our new 292RKDS, I left the low point drain valves open but I have seen water come out of them. I tried the valves in many different positions but without success.

Is there another valve that feed the low point water drains?
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:44 AM   #2
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Can you re-read your post, it does not make sense to me. There are more than a couple of low point drains in different model rigs.

There are several type valves. Some require a quarter turn, some require a gentle pull up.
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In our unit the low point water drain are to the left of the entry door and the valves can be accessed in storage bay by removing a small cover. The valves are plastic 180 degree on / off type. In my previous fifth wheels, water was always coming through the drains when opening the valves while the water pump was turned on or connected to city water. It will be more important that they work in the fall when winterizing.
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Do you have water in the fresh tank?

What type unit do you have?
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Yes the tank is full. In the sanitizing process I had to empty the water tank three times and that valve works fine.
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We have a 293RKDS fifth wheel 2016.
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In our unit the low point water drain are to the left of the entry door and the valves can be accessed in storage bay by removing a small cover. The valves are plastic 180 degree on / off type. In my previous fifth wheels, water was always coming through the drains when opening the valves while the water pump was turned on or connected to city water. It will be more important that they work in the fall when winterizing.
180*? Or do you mean 1/4 turn (90*)?

If they are leaking when the handle is across the pipe, then they are leaking and must be replaced. Or, if possible, rebuilt.

If they rotate more than 1/4 turn they are faulty and have to be replaced.

Since I boondock, any leaking valve wastes a resource that cannot be replenished in the field. So, I'm kinda paranoid that way.

The low point drains on some trailers are pull to open, push to close. Cycling them after they are wet often stops a leak. If not, disassemble and replace the O-rings in both the hot and cold water drains.
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Does your rig have a utility hatch with valves for selecting different options on water?
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Do you see or not see water coming out of the low point drain? Do you have any faucets open inside?
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Our low point valves have a small "T" handle on top and pull up to open. They will twist easily but that doesn't open them.
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