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Old 03-20-2012, 08:21 PM   #11
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5arnolds, don't know if I caught you in time or not. We have a 29L also and there is a water heater drain valve on the bottom of the TT. Do not use the threaded plug. There is a small black valve over on the passenger side towards the back of the trailer behind the rear left tire. When you open it you should be able to feel the water is hot (if you had it on recently) This is how my owners manual instructed me to drain water heater in prepration for winterizing. Happy camping!

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I was unable to find the valve that you describe. Have you seen/used this valve yet? Given my knowledge of hot water heaters, I find it highly unlikely to have a hot water heater drain valve anywhere but on the hot water heater itself. Let me know.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:57 AM   #12
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I bought the water heater plug with the built in pet**** valve, I open it up just before pulling out and drain the tank after every use. No longer do I have to try and get a wrench in the cramped space or worry about stripping the plastic plug

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amazing, pet**** gets automatically censored
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:00 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=amazing, pet**** gets automatically censored[/QUOTE]

Yeah, remember that the censoring software was written by people who probably don't work with "hands on" stuff like wrenches.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:07 AM   #14
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Sometimes you have to be creative to get around the filtering. You obviously are referring to a Petc0ck valve.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #15
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:13 PM   #16
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My 17Z has low point water drains that allow the water heater to drain. They are marked on the back side of the camper near the water heater. There are 2 valves that you turn. One allows air into the water line/water heater and the other one allows the water to drain. Any time you drain water it will go quicker if you have a valve or faucet open to allow air in. I drain my water heater after each trip, before leaving the cg. I do this for weight, not sanitation reasons. I fill the tank at the campground. I fill the water heater by letting the pump run with a hot water faucet open while the tank is filling.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #17
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I forgot to add, the plastic plug is the water heater drain. I only remove that to flush out the water heater. If you don't have the low drains to drain the tank, you would need to remove the plastic plug.
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