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Old 10-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #31
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I think having a valve would make it difficult to flush the sludge out that can build up. you would be best to stay with the plug IMO
I just drained mine today. the valve i bought has a anode in it just like your home water heater. It took 5 minutes to drain and i know its empty. i leave the valve open all winter and i haven't had any problem with sludge. i drain my water heater several times a year. Whenever I have no plans to use the camper for a period of time i always drain it. Its so easy. i forgot to add i got mine at a rv dealer called noble rv
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:46 PM   #32
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H/W Heater

Suggest you review Owners Manual for winterizing your unit. Open the relief value and remove the plug and the W/H should drain.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:07 PM   #33
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Suggest you review Owners Manual for winterizing your unit. Open the relief value and remove the plug and the W/H should drain.

who were you referring to?
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:43 PM   #34
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[QUOTE][Suggest you review Owners Manual for winterizing your unit. Open the relief value and remove the plug and the W/H should drain. /QUOTE]

Mohok1, I did review the Owners Manual and was following it! I drained the LP valves and when they were finished draining, I opened the relief valve and removed the plug, (as per the Owners Manual) and that is what started this post. There was no water in the water heater tank! So I was simply asking the Jayco family where they thought the water went to. I wasn't asking how to winterize the TT, I already knew that, but thank you for your suggestion!!!!

Thanks everyone else for all your great responses. I checked and rechecked and there are no leaks anywhere, so the only answer is that the LP valves drained the tank. I will confirm it in the spring when I take the TT out for the new camping season.
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:01 PM   #35
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well I finished camping today so I opened the low points on my X17A. I had all the taps open and outside shower. Left it until it stopped and then opened my H/W Heater plug and it was full of water. Like I thought, the heater didn't drain with the low point valves
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:35 AM   #36
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You all sure beat this one to death.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:11 AM   #37
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My water heater will not drain unless I pull the drain plug. Seems to me there are a bunch of bad check valves out there?, not sure. You should not mix hot water system with fresh water system that would be a health issue IMHO. I could be wrong.

I think we need a Jayco expert to chime in here and explain how draining all the lines drains the HWH. And if so how?
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:32 PM   #38
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Well put me in the 'water heater drains with the low point drains' group. We camped two weeks ago. I opened the low point drains when we left and have left them open since. Out of curiosity, I just went out and unscrewed the water heater plug and no water came out. I don't know if it is truly an issue, but it doesn't concern me. I will probably look into it at some point in the future...
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