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  • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
    Rodney Kim Kloe MiloRV Repair Club:
    March 20Trying to drain my fresh water tank in my ‘98 Dutch Star. Water starts draining fine then stops after awhile. Tried opening faucets but didn’t help. Drains fine when I turn in the onboard water pump. Figured I should not have to run the pump to drain th...  more
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    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      Dan-n-Jo March 20 I'm guessing you are draining it from the low point drain from your holding tank!? There may be some debris clogging it, we had some plastic shavings in ours a few years back. Another suggestion/comment, we have two (2) low point drains on our tank both c...  more
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      • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
        Rodney Kim Kloe Milo March 20 Both my low point and tank drain are side by side in my electrical bay. I’m opening both valves when I drain. Water runs fine for awhile then stops till I turn on pump for a bit. Water runs again fine for a few minutes then stops again.
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      CoopsRVadventures March 20 Does it completely stop or slow way down and gurgle? If it slows down, it just had to get air in. Opening the drain won't help because it would have to go thru the water pump. It will eventually drain out but the air will just have to get in through the d...  more
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    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      RV Mech Tech March 20 Rodney - you should not have to turn your pump on to drain the fresh tank - the fresh tanks are gravity drained - you may have a small filter inside the tank where the water drains  and as Dan&Joe has said it is probably clogging up - with the drain open ...  more
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      Dan-n-Jo March 20 Quick p.s. the clog we had was from shavings most likely when they drilled the hole for the gravity fill tube by the manufacturer. We had to actually remove the drain valve to clear the line.
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      • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
        RV Mech Tech March 20 D&J - yes and not only the fresh tank - I have had to repair new black and gray tanks that would not drain - when they cut the holes for the pipe inlets at the top of these tanks they don't always remove the discarded plug they cut out they just leave it ...  more
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      smithpv March 20 This happened to me first time. I discover I was using the low point drain for the water lines and not the tank itself. The valve to drain the tank was up inside and not as easily seen as the other drains.
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      RV Mech Tech March 20 SPV - yes every RV is different with Class A motorhomes being the most complex - RV's will have a minimum of three drains - one fresh tank and two low point drains - the two low points are mainly used for winterizing but can be used when flushing and clea...  more
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      • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
        MartiL March 20 RV Mech Tech?  Are you kidding me????  I've cleaned my fresh at least once a month since December when I found out I was supposed to - like clock work.  I even "drained" it using the plumbing and not the drain  outside - just to run clorox through the wat...  more
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      Jim & Sharon Ham March 20 MartilL:  Your problem at kitchen faucet sounds like clog in the aerator screen at the end of the faucet.  Should unscrew to remove and replace or clean with toothpick.  Some screens require a small plastic tool sold for a buck at hardware stores. ...  more
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      RV Mech Tech March 20 ML - Hi Marti I am glad that you do the cleaning of the tank and everyone should but some RV owners do not - if the RV is being used every year and is drained and flushed it usually is not required to do a cleaning but some tanks do not drain completely o...  more
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      MartiL March 20 I forget that this is like a "house" and should have thought of the screen - since I've owned a house for 31 years.  Lol  The cleaning happened because 1) I didn't know and my water tasted funny 2) the people I bought it from didn't go over things as they...  more
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      Kevin & Leslie March 20 I don’t have low point drains. I do have fresh water overflow and a freshwater tank drain. Just saying there is no generalization that works for RVs.
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      MartiL March 21 What I think is "ccrraaazzeee"??  The fresh water tank drains by lifting the matter, piece of wood underneath, bracing it with a rod, reaching down by the water supply (up to my shoulder) and turning a valve.  Really Thor?                                 ...  more
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      • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
        RV Mech Tech March 21 ML - yes the taps in an RV are slightly different than a house - what you have in yours is meant for a low pressure application - the center part you mentioned is a diffusor to make the water come out in an even pattern ( you can remove this center disc p...  more
      • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
        Dan-n-Jo March 21 MartiL I bet that small plastic piece is the flow reducer. Had one in my bathroom sink I removed, mine was simply a water saving feature. Re: drain, I have a 2016 Thor ACE and my low point drain is just before the water pump in the outside storage compart...  more
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      MartiL March 21 Dan&Jo - you have sent me options, we've talked before about rearranging the table, couch etc,   That was what I was thinking it was - but it seems to me the plastic thing in the middle of the flow reducer should actually snap out.  If I remember in my ho...  more
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      Jim & Sharon Ham March 21 As stated above, low point drains can and do vary depending on the manufacturer.  Our Gulfsteam motorhome has 3, but Thor uses a stick under the fresh water tank to save a dollar.  Yes crawling around on the ground under the RV with a strong flashlight is...  more
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      MartiL March 21 Jim & Sharon Ham - exactly - blue stick under the fresh water tank and I have to lift the bed, wood/plywood, brace it with a metal post thingy, reach down inside up to my shoulder to turn the valve to empty the tank.  I asked 2 RV dealers if this could be...  more
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      • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
        Dan-n-Jo March 22 It most certainly can be changed they just did not want to do it MartiL. I have added drains on lines and even water heaters to make them easier to get at for me. You'll have to cut that line and replumb a few things and install a new valve is all. Best of luck.
    • Rodney Kim Kloe Milo
      MartiL March 22 I kind of figure that Dan&Jo
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