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    Posted: 26 Nov 08 at 13:00

I have recently purchesd a 1990 Westy Florida and i was wondering if i have to drain the hot water tank that's in the roof to stop it from freezing over winter and if I do where might be the drain plug? Thanks in advance Daz

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Mines not in my roof, but I've never drained mine. Does it have insulation? If so, I would think that should stop it from freezing unless your planning a trip to Siberia...
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According to the manual ,if there's a risk of frost then yes

http://s136500617.websitehome.co.uk/gipsy/trumatic-e/trumatic-b0.pdf
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Thanks Mark
Water now drained for the winter.
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Originally posted by daz2vans daz2vans wrote:

Thanks Mark
Water now drained for the winter.
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LOLI'm still trying to get mine to fill up , only had it 2 days Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote andy7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 08 at 13:07
I've got the same van as you - hadn't thought of draining it - and wouldn;t want to because it's in fairly regular use.  I did notice when fixing leaks in the taps that the whole system seems to be interconnected so that if you pull a hose out somewhere the hot water tank always empties, then when you turn any tap on the pump tries to fill the hot tank again.
 
So are you  draining the whole system, or did you find a way to isolate the hot water tank?
 
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If you look under the rear rock and roll bed , there's the water tank and the batteries ? yes?
on the rhs as your looking into the area there should be a valve with a red level on it if you put that into the 'up' position and i think turn on the hot tap then this should drain the hot water tank, but still lets you use the cold ?
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nice one - thanks
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What Rockradio has done is most helpful

http://www.rabbitsonthemoon.com/lt

well done and thank you so much Clap
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