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Old 07-24-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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ParkLiner low water drain

I would like to accomplish two things with a modification to my trailer (when I have it back). One, I would like an outside faucet that would provide a place to hook a hose if I was hooked to water, so I could wash my truck (or whatever). Two, I would also like it to be the system drain for winterization.

Have any of you ParkLiner folks done such a modification, or did later models just simply come with this? If so, how and where?

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:26 PM   #2
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I would like to accomplish two things with a modification to my trailer (when I have it back). One, I would like an outside faucet that would provide a place to hook a hose if I was hooked to water, so I could wash my truck (or whatever). Two, I would also like it to be the system drain for winterization.

Have any of you ParkLiner folks done such a modification, or did later models just simply come with this? If so, how and where?

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Frank, When I visited PL and toured Tom Bass's trailer he showed me the outside faucet, which was located on the rear of the trailer. I believe Tom told me that Chandler was intending to re-locate that faucet to the curb side rear where it would also function as a low-point drain for the FW system on newer models.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
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Yes Robert, I was down there last Saturday and Tom showed me that. That is the kind of thing I can do myself, but my trailer is in Gibsonville for them to do things I cannot do, so I was thinking ahead. I'll be there again tomorrow, probably around 3 to pick up the trailer, and maybe see if I can get some more guidance.

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Old 07-24-2014, 02:23 PM   #4
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Yes Robert, I was down there last Saturday and Tom showed me that. That is the kind of thing I can do myself, but my trailer is in Gibsonville for them to do things I cannot do, so I was thinking ahead. I'll be there again tomorrow, probably around 3 to pick up the trailer, and maybe see if I can get some more guidance.

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Just watch out for the rear bumper. They installed mine directly behind the bumper and it is hard to get the hose connected.
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Frank, when I went to ParkLiner last year they added an inside drain, curb side at the lowest point to drain the lines. I don't need an outside faucet but to each their own.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:37 PM   #6
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Just watch out for the rear bumper. They installed mine directly behind the bumper and it is hard to get the hose connected.
They installed Tom's there too Huck!

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Old 07-24-2014, 04:38 PM   #7
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Frank, when I went to ParkLiner last year they added an inside drain, curb side at the lowest point to drain the lines. I don't need an outside faucet but to each their own.
I would love an outside faucet Deryk. Hook up the hose and drain it somewhere away from the trailer.

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Old 07-24-2014, 05:24 PM   #8
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ID:	74049If I wanted to carry two hoses and wash my car on site I would use this. Won't help with draining the trailer water though. Edit, anyone tried those hoses that expand?
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:26 PM   #9
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Attachment 74049If I wanted to carry two hoses and wash my car on site I would use this. Won't help with draining the trailer water though. Edit, anyone tried those hoses that expand?
I have one of those Bob, thanks! The other part of this is that I do want a system drain.

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Old 07-24-2014, 09:52 PM   #10
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Yes Robert, I was down there last Saturday and Tom showed me that. That is the kind of thing I can do myself, but my trailer is in Gibsonville for them to do things I cannot do, so I was thinking ahead. I'll be there again tomorrow, probably around 3 to pick up the trailer, and maybe see if I can get some more guidance.

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Frank, Just a reminder when you're at the ParkLiner shop tomorrow - please check out the new frames to see if they are still welding the axle to the frame or have changed to bolting the axle to the frame. Just curious if they've made that change. Thanks....
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Bob, my neighbour had one of the expandible hoses. While they were on vacation we watered the plants around their house. The third day the hose started leaking big time at the brass connection. We felt bad thinking we had done something to it as it was only a month old. After googling the hose we discovered that that was a major problem with them. It's a great idea but..... If you are only going to use it for very low pressure (we were at 75#) it may be fine. I did see a commercial today of what I think is a different hose, same idea but with orange ends. Didn't catch the name to check any reviews on it.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:55 AM   #12
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Will do Dale. Will keep ya posted!

Up early, got a red eye out of Albany. Don't want to disappoint those TSA folks!

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We stayed at a campground in Virginia last year that had in their rules a statement that if you were caught washing your rig or vehicle on your site you would be subject to a surcharge of $350.00. Check the rules before hooking up that outside faucet.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:09 PM   #14
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Has anyone had a problem with the check valve on the city water inlet? On my first tank fill I flipped on the water pump switch and the pump ran continuously. The I realized that the water was shooting out of the city water inlet. Yikes. I have temporarily used a threaded hose cap when not connected to city water. I ordered another inlet fitting and will install when we return home from one month upper mid-west tour. Just curious if this has happened to any others.
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Has anyone had a problem with the check valve on the city water inlet? On my first tank fill I flipped on the water pump switch and the pump ran continuously. The I realized that the water was shooting out of the city water inlet. Yikes. I have temporarily used a threaded hose cap when not connected to city water. I ordered another inlet fitting and will install when we return home from one month upper mid-west tour. Just curious if this has happened to any others.
Bob, Assuming you're talking about the 12V DC water pump, can it possibly be wired backward such that the pump is running backward? I think most RV water pumps have a built-in pressure switch such that when the line pressure is low, they kick on until the line pressure is high, then they shut themselves off until the line pressure drops again. If the pump motor was running backward, it seems like that could maybe, possibly, sort of explain why it wasn't generating enough line pressure to shut itself off and maybe, possibly, sort of explain why line water being pushed backward into the holding tank was forcing itself out the inlet (check-valve not withstanding). Let us know what you find out. Curious minds want to know....
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:42 PM   #16
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Frank, Just a reminder when you're at the ParkLiner shop tomorrow - please check out the new frames to see if they are still welding the axle to the frame or have changed to bolting the axle to the frame. Just curious if they've made that change. Thanks....
Dale, when I got to the plant, there was a young fellow there who was waiting for me to have me call Chandler. Long story short, I never even made it into the factory, and for reasons I will not go into here, did not even think about this axle issue. Email or call Tom Bass, he should be able to tell you. tom@parkliner.com or call 336 269-2029.

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Dale, when I got to the plant, there was a young fellow there who was waiting for me to have me call Chandler. Long story short, I never even made it into the factory, and for reasons I will not go into here, did not even think about this axle issue. Email or call Tom Bass, he should be able to tell you. tom@parkliner.com or call 336 269-2029.
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Will do. Were you able to get #006 back home in good running order? Dale
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Yes Dale, long trip, but everything went fine. Thanks!

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Old 07-29-2014, 06:15 AM   #19
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Hey folks, I am still looking for help with how to get a low water drain in. Those of you that have one, either installed by the factory or otherwise, can you give me a hand with where it is located, and how and what it is hooked up to? The faucet at this point is less of a concern, but I sure want to get a low water drain in before the snow flies!

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On right is water input, on left is hot water tank, center is where tap was added for outside faucet.



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