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Old 08-26-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default How to drain water tank.

I purchased a 1995 Shadow Cruiser Alpha 5th wheel a couple of years ago and for the life of me I can't figure out how to drain the water tank.
I can't see a drain pipe under the unit but do see lines with shut offs coming off the tank. So far haven't figured out which or how??
Please let me know how to do this.

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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Fresh water tank or the water heater tank?

I have to admit, I've never even seen a Shadow Cruiser 5th, so, I'll have to go with generalities That trailer is getting on 20 years old, so, the odds of finding somebody on here with one is going to be slim...

Fresh water tank should definitely have a hose accessible underneath and visible from the outside. Many have a rotating 90 degree valve, others, may just have a plastic pipe with a screw on cap... It may be hard to see...IIRC, the one on my 210WBS required me to crawl under the trailer, look up at the bottom of the fresh water tank and almost in the middle of the tank, on the edge, was a short pipe (~2" long) with a 90 degree petcock valve. Just glancing under the trailer, you'd never see it. Other trailers, it is easier to find...looks like the low point drain pipes, but, located by itself and only one pipe. Again, it may have a 90 degree petcock valve or just a cap (as my Cougar has).

Water heater? No drain valves...just pull the anode and let'er rip!

My 2 cents, your mileage may vary...

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