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Message posted by Bryan Davenport on 07/1/2014 at 9:34am
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Hi everybody,
My van is a Hymer 570 circa, I used to park it on my drive and a keep a small heater on in winter, so apart from draining the on board tank I didn't have to bother much about freezing.
I am now storing on a farm, and I am not sure about draining completely. I can only find one valve, just to the rear of the water heater, but it doesn't seem to do anything. Its an "in-line" lever operated valve but up or down, I can't see any water draining underneath the van.
Can anybody help?

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Message posted by Bryan Davenport on 07/1/2014 at 9:35am
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Sorry, circa 2005 model

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If it is the type with a yellow lever, this needs to be vertical and all taps left open, or it will not drain.If they are mixer taps leave them open in the mid position to allow water in hot and cold pipes to drain.

Message posted by Bryan Davenport on 07/1/2014 at 11:43am
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Thanks for that, the penny is starting to drop! Does this let the water run back to the tank?

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Message posted by JTQU on 07/1/2014 at 11:55am
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Are you sure there is not a small screw down valve adjacent to the lever operated valve? Both my Hymers [2002/2008] had this to drain the boiler and fresh water pipework.

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There should as has been said two valves together by the heater. The yellow lever should be lifted and the taps opened, the water will then flow out of a small pipe under the van. The second valve needs unscrewing slighly to allow the last of the water in the pipes drain out of the system, I have found it better to leave this closed until the hot water tank has finished draining. Occasionally I have found that lifting the lever does not start the water draining, if it does this I have pumped more water into the hot water system and this tends to start the syphon flowing.

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Message posted by Bryan Davenport on 12/1/2014 at 1:47pm
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Thanks everybody. Been up to van this a.m. and it drained as soon as I put the pump on. Only found the one valve though - with the yellow lever.

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It may be a bit late but my 2007 Hymer 570 also has two drain taps on the floor of the wardrobe.

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