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Old 10-08-2019, 06:40 PM   #1
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Mr. Bill

Have just purchased a 2011 Thor Windsport 32A. We now have freezing temperatures, must winterize unit soonest and cannot located the low drain valves in the coach. I require the specific location for access to these valves today. Can anyone help. Dealership is of no help, they also cannot located.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:01 PM   #2
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We have a 2015 34e Windsport. Our drain is in the compartment with the fresh water/sewer connection right at the bottom( blue hose white/silver valve)
You may want to look where your water tank is( probably near the water pump)
It's a good idea to blow the lines out with air and add anti freeze to the sink/shower traps.
Last resort is to run the heater tonight at a low setting with doors and draws open to get heat to the pipes. That will give you some time

See the valve in the second pix center pix near the blue filter. Sorry the pix are side ways I don't know how to flip them
Good luck
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:02 PM   #3
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I don't know your coach, but attached is a link to a PDF manual for 2012 Hurricane/Windsport. Check under water systems page 87. I think if your 2011 is the same as 2012 they say the low point drains for Windsport are the exterior shower in an outside compartment. Maybe someone else with more knowledge of this year/coach will chime in.



https://www.rvroundtable.com/wp-cont...%27sManual.pdf
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:44 PM   #4
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I have a 2012 and my outside showers (I have 2) are supposed to be the low point drains also. I have never had to truly winterize here in south Florida but after working on the kitchen plumbing earlier this year the outside shower on that side looked like the low point for that side to me. My other outside shower is by the bathroom so it makes sense there also.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:02 PM   #5
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Thanks Bob, big difference in weather conditions between Florida and Alberta. Winter is here today, snowing hard and 4 degrees of freezing temp. Come on spring!!!!
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:33 PM   #6
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Thanks Bob, big difference in weather conditions between Florida and Alberta. Winter is here today, snowing hard and 4 degrees of freezing temp. Come on spring!!!!

Crazy World we live in. We're still doing rain dances with sticks wailing in the air here and burning up. I love snow...as long as someone else gets it. Send pics...it will help cool us off. Most drain lines are near and under the main water devices...sinks, showers, etc. Crawl underneath and look for the short blue and red stubs poking through the bottom of flooring...valves will be above them somewhere in a compartment.
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:34 PM   #7
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Thanks Everyone, I found the little buggers in behind the water pump. Small pull type valves with 1 in. rings on them. Could only find them with a mirror and a flashlight while on my stomach laying next to the toilet. The designer of this debacle should be required to winterize every Windsport built.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:29 PM   #8
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Thanks Everyone, I found the little buggers in behind the water pump. Small pull type valves with 1 in. rings on them. Could only find them with a mirror and a flashlight while on my stomach laying next to the toilet. The designer of this debacle should be required to winterize every Windsport built.
At least they are hidden so the kids don't pull them while our not looking. :-)
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:05 PM   #9
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Sounds like your coach was similar to our 2013 ACE which had the two low point drain valve "pull rings" on either side of the water pump in an outside cubby. Much easier for me to find than you from the sounds of it. Attaching a simple plumbing schematic ( we don't have any fancy "cant leak" valve system) in case new RVrs with simple systems need to understand a simple system with basic 3 valve water heater bypass.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:57 PM   #10
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For others, sometimes Thor moved them around. The only way I found mine was to crawl underneath and look for the tubes coming through the floor. They turned out to be underneath the drawer that is under the fridge.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:20 PM   #11
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Don't forget to drain the water heater, I learned the hard way.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:02 PM   #12
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Don't forget to drain the water heater, I learned the hard way.

Yep...and another section often forgotten is the length of pipe coming in from the pressurized fresh water hose connection on the outside. Open the fill cap when winterizing and the natural pressure in the system during winterizing will push antifreeze through and out this line. Thirdly, make sure you do the outside shower.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:10 AM   #13
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Low water point drains location on Thor Freedom Elite 26HE

I finally located mine tonight and they are behind a panel in my outside rear storage compartment on the driver's side. In the photo below they are just below the clean out. However, I still have not located the exit area under the coach.
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