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Old 03-22-2015, 11:35 AM   #1
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low point drain function?

I'm breaking down my White Hawk for the first time. what specifically does the low point Drain do? I have already dumped and treated my tanks. Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:42 AM   #2
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Water in your pipes pools at the low point. The drain is to allow that water to run out.
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thank you. I'm about to put the unit back into storage. should I drain these lines or leave the water in them?
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How long will it be in storage? I see you are in Orlando, so freezing should be no problem. Here in the north, I open the low point drain when storing and winterizing, but not during short (2-3 weeks) between-trip storage.

If you are going to store for more than just a few weeks, I would open the drains and get that water out of there so it doesn't algae up or get stinky on you, especially with hot weather coming. Just open up the drains and open the faucets on each sink, shower, toilet, etc. so air can get it and water can come out.

If you are storing for an extended time, be sure to also open the drain on your hot water tank and drain that out as well. Those HW tanks can get pretty stinky if water is left to sit in them for a long time.
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Open everything up. Opening the drains takes 5 seconds and draining the hot water tank a few minutes. Keeps everything clean and there is no advantage to leaving it closed up.
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I want to drain my fresh water tank. Do I do that by opening the low drain point valves?

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I want to drain my fresh water tank. Do I do that by opening the low drain point valves?
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Yes, and also open the faucets in the kitchen, shower and bathroom plus the outside shower if you have one. That will admit air to the water supply piping so the water will drain more completely. Also make sure you open ALL the low point drains. Ours has three with two of the valves inside storage compartments where they are not obvious.
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Most Trailers have a drain for the FW tank that is located very near the FW tank. This will drain water out of the tank, but not necessarily out of the piping inside the trailer.

The low point drain is for draining water out of your water lines within the trailer. It will NOT necessarily drain water out of your FW tank.

With a Jayco, I'd assume your FW drains are somewhere near the axles where you FW tank is likely located. And your lowpoint drain is probably at the rear somewhere underneath the trailer near your bathroom fixtures.
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Thanks, guys.
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the low point drains on mine drains the fresh water tanks also but if you want the lines in the camper to faucets drained you have to open them also for a siphon from the top down to the low point drains
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