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Message posted by 1013321/5/2017 at 8:10pm
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I have an Abbey Senator Indiana with an on board water tank. How do I know if the tank is completely empty. I have opened the valve which I think only empties the water heater and water in the pipes am I wrong and does it empty the inboard tank as well.

Message posted by jaqugra21/5/2017 at 10:55pm
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Hi

I have an on board cold tank but you actually fill it yourself, it doesn't fill up from the water barrel. There is a lever near the hot tank where you can choose to draw water from either water barrel or on board tank.

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Message posted by malc194521/5/2017 at 11:01pm
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do you mean bailey senator indiana if so under van below tang there is a drain tap for on board tank

Message posted by 1013322/5/2017 at 9:19am
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Yes you are right it is a Bailey. However I have looked below the tank for a drain tap and can find none

Message posted by jasper1522/5/2017 at 11:15am
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We have a Senator Indiana, the drain is a small black tap under the van near where the hot water drains from.

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Message posted by John470322/5/2017 at 9:15pm
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We have two drains in out Swift, one is a blue tap under the van but easy to reach from the side and there is also a rubber bung in the bottom of the tank that I can remove after opening the top of the tank. I only use the tap to drain the tank as I recon the tiny amount of water left would cause no problems if it did freeze.
My hot and cold tanks are full now and will stay full until the end of November (I hope) depending on the weather forecast.

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Message posted by chrisn723/5/2017 at 1:13am
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If your onboard tank is underslung, then the drain may be something like John suggests-reach under to the drain tap

If the tank is onboard under a bunk and near the water heater, then the drain may be nearby. This would be in addition to that you found for the boiler, which is only for hot water drain off.

Message posted by jasper1523/5/2017 at 8:19pm
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I have added a photo to my profile, of where the drain tap can be found, just click on my profile to see photo.

Message posted by geoff+emmy25/5/2017 at 5:16pm
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Underneath our fixed tank there's a rather large blue valve Which we open on leaving the site..

Message posted by 1013325/5/2017 at 8:20pm
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Thanks everybody Tap discovered I was just looking in the wrong place. Problem resolved


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