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#1 philandterri

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:34 AM

We recently purchased a 2008 Fleetwwod Tioga Ranger 31W class C on Ford chasis. We cannot locate the low point drains, looked underneath with no luck. Anyone have a clue where they might be?
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

Just a guess but try behind the galley under the chassis. Might be near the tanks or at the galley itself,. I had to look for mine and that's where they were.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:38 AM

If you can locate where your water lines run inside of the RV, then look under the outside of the RV along that route for the stub of tubing that will extend out the bottom for the water to drain through. In most cases there will be a drain valve that is very near to the fresh water tank and one on both the hot and cold supply lines, usually very close together. Drains always have a place to empty outside and those should be visible somewhere under your RV.

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#4 Stanley P. Miller

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:38 PM

Hopefully you'll find them somewhere, some rigs have been built without them. You can blow the water out of your system if you don't find the drains.

In either case don't forget to drain the water heater and the pump for the fresh water tank.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:53 AM

Thank you for the suggestions, we searched in cabinets, compartments and under the entire motorhome. Apparently this one does not have low point drains. We will just blow out the system then put in the pink stuff.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:05 AM

Apparently this one does not have low point drains. We will just blow out the system then put in the pink stuff.

How can you blow it out if you don't find the low point drains? Have you located a drain for the fresh water tank? I am quite sure that there are low point drains for it as I have not seen an RV which didn't have them in many years. Let me suggest that you may want to ask about their location on the Fleetwood Owner's Forum that covers the Tioga line.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:07 AM

You can blow it out without low point drains, it is just a bit more effort. Hook a low pressure (40-50 PSI maximum) air line or a shop-vac exhaust to the city water inlet and open your faucets one at a time until all the water is out.

Two of our three rigs had no drains. We have seen a couple rigs with drains that still had burst pipes after being drained since the plumbing wasn't installed properly to fully drain just from gravity as the owner's manual suggested.

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