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Old 10-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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I have a 2013 Eagle 314 bds . There are two drains you can open from the outside on door side. Think one drains the holding tank and one drains the water lines. I opened them and water drained until they both stopped
These open from outside, now there is another set of drains on the same side and open from inside the camper under the refridge cabinet. What are they for. Next I look under and see two lines hanging down under the camper from like where the couch is. What are those. Now I drained and bypassed my hot water heater. Next I pumped three gallons of RV anti freeze thru the camper until a dark pink came out every faucet. Then I went and opened those two out side drains again. I expected nothing out of the one and pink to come out the other. But I had clear water pour out of both. Are those the main drain lines. How do you winterize yours. Are there drains I am missing. This camper is so different then my old one.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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Walk around the camper. You will have some obvious drains for the tank. Look for any stickers that say low point drains. Usually there are valves inside opposite of the sticker. Open those. The inside ones are for the lines.

Let all drain. Opening some faucets inside will help
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Walk around the camper. You will have some obvious drains for the tank. Look for any stickers that say low point drains. Usually there are valves inside opposite of the sticker. Open those. The inside ones are for the lines.

Let all drain. Opening some faucets inside will help
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Don't forget your outside shower if you have one. If your water tank is empty and you get pink from every faucet on both hot and cold and the toilet is pink then you should be good. If you have a washer prep then also look for pink there. I would think that three gallons would be more than enough antifreeze. I always start with the faucets closest to the pump and then move outward doing the one farthest away last.
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Thanks appreciate the advice
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So I used a funnel and poured some RV freeze in the tank flush. Not sure how much went in. After that I blew air down the hose with a small portable air pump. Do you think that is enough. Now wouldn't I see pink stuff come out one of those drains if I loaded it with three gallons . I know some went into the holding tank but clear water came out the drain line did I add enough.
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I am also trying to winterize a eagle 314, so this thread is right on time. I opened my outside drains and got nothing. Went in and opened faucets and got a little out of each but still nothing outside. Never used holding tank so I understand that one. Could it be a bad valve?
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So I used a funnel and poured some RV freeze in the tank flush. Not sure how much went in. After that I blew air down the hose with a small portable air pump. Do you think that is enough. Now wouldn't I see pink stuff come out one of those drains if I loaded it with three gallons . I know some went into the holding tank but clear water came out the drain line did I add enough.
I'm no expert on this winterizing procedure.....but no way do you need 3 gallons of antifreeze in your black holding tank. Half a gallon would probably be too much. The antifreeze will just mix with any water left in the tank and become slush. Water freezing in the tanks shouldn't hurt anything as it can expand and not rupture anything. So a bit of antifreeze at the outlet valve should be all you need. Pink stuff should come out the waste valve when you pull it open.. It won't drain from the black water tank through a low point drain. I did't do anything to my tank flush last year and my dealer assured me that all would be well in the spring. It was. This year I used compressed air to blow out the line. No antifreeze.

My response is to your post above.....re reading your 1st post, I see you used 3 gallons of antifreeze to winterize your trailer....so I was a bit confused.
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I am also trying to winterize a eagle 314, so this thread is right on time. I opened my outside drains and got nothing. Went in and opened faucets and got a little out of each but still nothing outside. Never used holding tank so I understand that one. Could it be a bad valve?
Look in the area where your bypass valves are. Should be 2 small T shaped handles/valves that you pull straight up....open the low point drains and H2O should come out. My low point drains simply turn from left to right to open. Others seem to have a tap you turn and pull up.
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For all you 314 bds owners. 2012 eagle was right. Under the cabinet where the refrigerator is. There are two valves with metal clips, pull the clips out then pull up on the valves the pull out. That is how the fresh water system drains for the sinks.
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