- Aug 19, 2006
??? Okay, so I'm running around getting everything ready for winter and added to the list is the RV this year. Just as a note it's a '90 Pace Arrow. I am thinking that one of the things I want to do is dump out the water tank to prevent freezing along with the hot water heater although I do keep shore power plugged up, so maybe I don't need too? Now, the problem that has me a bit disturbed is that I only see two drain lines and valves. One that is marked "Water Bypass" and the other "Hot water tank". The water tank itself is about 30% full, but when I opened ( and just for a few seconds ) the bypass valve thinking that it would drain the water tank, this mess that looked more like something regurgitated came out. Disgusting! The hot water valve did drain hot water so I know that one is right. So the questions are, what is this bypass valve, why would it contain this nasty mess and where do I find the actual drain valve for the water tank? I would have thought directly near or under it. Thanks much, the adventure continues.