RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Fleet | Keystone RV Models > Travel Trailers
Click Here to Login

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2019, 05:49 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 16
Draining Fresh Water System

I have a question about the importance of draining the HW tank, water lines and fresh water tank. Is it recommended that I drain all of these when put the TT into storage? If so, how long constitutes storage? a week? a month? longer? I live in SoCal near the coast so I have no concern about freezing temperatures. I'm just concerned about that water itself and how long it remains fresh and usable?

Irishman2014 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2019, 06:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
busterbrown's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 1,653
I think its widely accepted as normal to winterize and drain lines (including HWH) for the traditional winter season, which could be 4 to 8 months long. After dewinterizing, as long as you provide an adequate bleach treatment to the fresh water system, there should be no other maintenance during the active camping season. We use our coach at least monthly (from April to October) and have have clean water at each and every camping trip. We only drain the HWH at the end of the season.

If we had no plans to use the coach for more than 3 months, I would be inclined to empty the water heater. Re-sanitizing is a very simple process.

Also, we always use bottle water for drinking and cooking as we do in our sticks and bricks home. So,there is never a threat of tummy aches from bad water.
2017 Keystone Bullet 308BHS in Saddle.
2017 RAM 2500 Laramie Mega Cab 4x4 Hemi 6.4L
2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali (SOLD)
Hensley SwiftArrow Control Hitch with 1000 lb Spring Bars
Me, DW, (3) little DS's, and 1 rambunctious Boston Terrier

busterbrown is offline   Reply With Quote

drain, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RV® is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.