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Old 10-19-2022, 03:49 PM   #1
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No water from low point drains

So this is the 2nd year doing my own winterization. I opened the low point drains and put 20psi through the system. No water came out of the low points. Bypassed water heater. Turned on the pump with the antifreeze attached. Again nothing came out of low points. Opening faucets toilet and shower I got the pink. When they are shut off pump shuts off. Still nothing from low points. Iíve tried messing with both valves and nothing. Am I doing something wrong? I recall last year the antifreeze coming out. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 10-19-2022, 03:58 PM   #2
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Can you remove one of the valves to see if they are defective? If the valve is open a thin wire will go right through the valve
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Old 10-19-2022, 03:59 PM   #3
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How do your low points open? Mine have a “T” handle that pulls up. First time I used them I tried twisting which didn’t work.
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Old 10-19-2022, 04:03 PM   #4
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Can you post a photo of one of the valves so we can see what type they are
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that looks like the low point drain on my fresh water tanks. my low point drains have a different style valve. do you have any others along side the frame rail that look kinda similar?
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that looks like the low point drain on my fresh water tanks. my low point drains have a different style valve. do you have any others along side the frame rail that look kinda similar?
That's the answer. That's the fresh water drain. The low point drains are inside and require a twist and pop up to work. When you close them if you don't hear a "click" they are not closed all the way.

PS. You need to open all the faucets first......LOL, like the owner's manual says...
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my low point drains are outside the trailer, outside the frame rail, below the water heater. they look like the valve you may find under a residential sink or toilet except they are black. sorry i can't provide a picture, it being a little to dark outside
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Old 10-19-2022, 07:53 PM   #10
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If no antifreeze comes out when you open the low point drain then I might suggest that you turn turn on the kitchen or bath faucet to break the air lock.
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Old 10-20-2022, 06:32 PM   #11
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I believe the above posters are correct because that is a picture of a fresh water tank drain valve. Jayco makes it confusing because they label the fresh tank drain valves as "low point drains" on the side of the camper. Your plumbing low point drains are located elsewhere.
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Old 10-20-2022, 06:40 PM   #12
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My low point drains look like these.
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I had the same worry one year. Two days later I realized that the "dry" drain point was for the fresh water tank that had not been filled that year.
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There should typically be three low-point drains: one to drain water out of the fresh water tank (like the one in your photo); one to drain your hot water heater (which is bypassed for the anti-freeze, so no pink in there); and the one for the water lines, which you don't want to drain the anti-freeze out of. The anti-freeze remains in your system and is flushed into your gray and black tanks when you de-winterize the system.

You shouldn't drain anti-freeze out of your low-point drains, as it may be a toxin to some plants, animals or fish.

Although you can do so, I would not advise putting anti-freeze into your fresh tank, just drain all of the water from it and it'll be fine.
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Depends on your unit. We have 28.5 rats ht. The low point drains are behind a panel where the pump is.
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tell us your exact model number and year....that will probably get you some precise directions and location of the drain valves you need to open.
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tell us your exact model number and year....that will probably get you some precise directions and location of the drain valves you need to open.
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I have a 2015 29RKS, My low point drain valves are in the floor inside the bathroom vanity, pull up to open, push down to close. The hoses exit through the floor and can be seen outside under the left side
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