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Topic: Cannot find drain for fresh water tank

Posted By: gopman on 02/27/10 09:33pm

Just bought a 2000 Trail lite 8302 and cannot find a drain for the fresh water tank . It has 2 pipes stubbed under the trailer for winterizing and they do not drain the tank and cannot find anything on the inside . Also if anyone knows the capacities for this model ?
Have searched the web and came up empty, thanks for the help .


Posted By: robbie69 on 02/27/10 09:40pm

BIL had a similar problem and no one knew where it was-dealer included. He had a trail something or another(several TT's ago) and rem I asked this very question for him here. beleive it or not, the drain was on the tongue of the TT and if memory serves me right, water tank wasn't close. till he found it, he used to open the low point drains and run the pump. see if your's may be hideing there too


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Posted By: HappyTrails2U2 on 02/27/10 09:53pm

Same here. We've been hooked to the campground water since we purchased our trailer last month and we've never used the fresh water tank yet. I tried to find the drain valve a couple of times but I didn't look all that hard and of course the owners manual doesn't show it either and never did find it. It would be nice to know if we ever decide to go off in the boonies camping someday. Looks like I'm going to have to get down and crawl underneath the thing until I find it.


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Posted By: RRUGG on 02/28/10 05:43am

Four years ago we bought a Summit TT by Thor California. It did NOT HAVE a fresh water tank drain at all. Very strange. The tank developed a leak and needed to be replaced so I had the dealer install a drain before they put the tank in the trailer. Never heard of such a thing.


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Posted By: marbil 146 on 02/28/10 06:30am

gopman wrote:

Just bought a 2000 Trail lite 8302 and cannot find a drain for the fresh water tank . It has 2 pipes stubbed under the trailer for winterizing and they do not drain the tank and cannot find anything on the inside . Also if anyone knows the capacities for this model ?
Have searched the web and came up empty, thanks for the help .


It's right on the front face of the trailer between the frame rails.At least that's where it is on my 1999 Trail-Lite.


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Posted By: dchristian on 07/23/10 01:22pm

We just got a travel trailer and finally found the fresh water drain, but after I turn the knob, no water comes out. Would anyone happen to know if I have to do anything else?? I know my water is low, but thought something would come out.


Posted By: skipnchar on 02/28/10 08:06am

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Posted By: gopman on 02/28/10 04:10pm

Found it on the front ,behind the spare tire .It was nowhere near the water tank , thanks for the help .


Posted By: mailman on 02/28/10 07:09pm

We recently traded in our R-Vision Maxlite for our Cougar. When you winterize it, in order to get all of the water out of it, I recommend dropping the tongue at least 1" below level, then find something to do for a while if there's much water in it, as it will take a while for it to drain.


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Posted By: Dennis Smith on 03/01/10 05:04am

I have a 10 inch 3/8 drill bit connected to a batter power Dewalt drill to do it safely, you can put the hole anywhere you need to.


Posted By: Bucky Badger on 07/23/10 02:40pm

dchristian wrote:

We just got a travel trailer and finally found the fresh water drain, but after I turn the knob, no water comes out. Would anyone happen to know if I have to do anything else?? I know my water is low, but thought something would come out.


Stick a metal coathanger up there or a piece of wire to besure there is no blockage.


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Posted By: coolbreeze01 on 07/23/10 02:55pm

My current TT has the best drain I've ever had. 2" out the bottom of the tank with a knife valve


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Posted By: wbwood on 07/23/10 03:14pm

haven't even used our water tank yet, but the drain hangs down below the tank about a few inches...can't miss it there...I need to break down and sanitize it and give a go and make sure it works well as well as the pump...


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