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Old 05-24-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default 1990 Leisure Van-potable water tank does not have a drain

'90 Dodge Ram 250 Leisure Van - the potable water tank does not have a drain. The supply line does have a threaded connection at the inlet to the tank which can easily be unscrewed, but that connection is not quite at the lowest point. Any ideas for working around that?
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1990 Leisure Van-potable water tank does not have a drain

Sorry for seeming thick here, but are we talking about a Leisure Travel Van?
I would begin with 2 questions, first what does the owner's manual say as to
how to drain the potable water tank? My owner's manual shows the location of
the low point fresh tank drain in a photo. Perhaps yours does the same?
If it is a Leisure Travel model, have you tried sending an email to them to
ask how to do it?
If there isn't a low point drain location, perhaps the water system is set up to
allow you to empty the fresh tank by using the van's water pump somehow. If I
had no other way to empty mine, I could fill and flush the toilet until the fresh
tank was empty. Then dump the holding tanks.
Failing that, there are probably small 12V DC portable pumps which could be
sourced at RV retailers or automotive supply stores, or for an even more primitive
adventure, see if you can find a manual bilge/siphon pump at an RV/Marine supply
house. I'm sure that would work too. Example.
http://us.binnacle.com/Plumbing-/-pumps ... _info.html
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:36 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1990 Leisure Van-potable water tank does not have a drain

Thanks for the reply Mike. Yes, it is a Leisure Travel class B. Their web page is all about the new Sprint vans. The manual just states "drain the tank" etc etc, but doesn't say how. I could pump it out, and I could flush, but wouldn't it make sense to have a drain on the tank? Again, thanks for the reply. Cheers.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:57 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1990 Leisure Van-potable water tank does not have a drain

I only know how mine is and the drain is in the line while the pipe that enters the tank is on the side and may not empty it 100%. I found that if I park it on a hill it gets empty.
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Default Re: 1990 Leisure Van-potable water tank does not have a drain

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Originally Posted by Johnny R
Thanks for the reply Mike. Yes, it is a Leisure Travel class B. Their web page is all about the new Sprint vans. The manual just states "drain the tank" etc etc, but doesn't say how. I could pump it out, and I could flush, but wouldn't it make sense to have a drain on the tank? Again, thanks for the reply. Cheers.
Then I'd go to their (LTV) webite and do the "contact us" thing and ask the question.
I find I get excellent answers, often with pics attached, when I ask Roadtrek
Customer Service a question. They usually ask for the vehicle's VIN number to
determine my van's exact specs, and make the reply more accurate.

I agree, it makes perfect sense to have a low point drain.


UPDATE:
Hey Johnny,
Had some free time (as usual) and dropped them a line. Here's the reply.
I'm going to assume it'll make more sense to you, as I'm not sure of the
physical locations he mentions. It also appears they've been bought by
Triple E RV (LTV).

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From: Don Klassen
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 4:43 PM
To: Reception Desk
Subject: RE: Older model owners manuals/question
I am sorry to say that the oldest I have is a 1997 Owners Manual. And of that I only have my own copy for this year. The Fresh Water Tank should however have a (when underneath) a screw on cap for either a 3/8Ē or ĹĒ water line. It should T off and go to a water line and should also have a plastic cap (possibly grey in color) at this location. It will be @ one end of the tank. I do not think there was a low point drain at that time on the Motor Home.
I know I did not likely get you the information you were looking for however if you need more I can research further and see what information I can find for you.

Thanks
Don Klassen
Leisure Travel Vans / Triple E RV
dklassen@tripleerv.com
1-877-992-9906"

Apparently perfect sense wasn't invented in 1990???
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