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Yosemite Sam1

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Posted: 11/19/19 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cavie wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

JoshuaH wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

If all the plumbing was sloped towards the low point with absolutely no sags, then maybe it would work. But RV's are built any which way and you can't count on draining properly.


That is what I was thinking, so I was wondering what is the point of having them there in the first place.


Otherwise you'll be carrying a dead load of water every time, duh![emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]


You don't really need them. My 2011 keystone does not have low point drains.


Curious, how do you drain the fresh water tank?

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Posted: 11/19/19 10:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

cavie wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

JoshuaH wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

If all the plumbing was sloped towards the low point with absolutely no sags, then maybe it would work. But RV's are built any which way and you can't count on draining properly.


That is what I was thinking, so I was wondering what is the point of having them there in the first place.


Otherwise you'll be carrying a dead load of water every time, duh![emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]


You don't really need them. My 2011 keystone does not have low point drains.


Curious, how do you drain the fresh water tank?

FYI Fresh water tank drains are different than low point drains.
Low point drains drain the water lines in the trailer. Not the water tank.


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Posted: 11/25/19 05:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I find that the low point drains are great for that pink antifreeze hair treatment.
When I open the low point drain under pressure, it sprays all over the bottom of the MH and me.





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