Sag in water tank bottom

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  1. Jonson01

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    Finally getting the pup opened and dewinterized but that's what having twins will do!

    Does anyone else have a sag to the fresh water tank on the bottom of tank? It makes it harder to drain. My remedy was to use a board and bottle jack. But even with this I looked and the drain is not actually the low point and there is still liquid in the bottom 1/4"-1/2". Any thoughts on this?
     
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    All tanks are like this. It doesn't hurt anything... just flush it out and re-sanitize it if you don't use it for a lengthy time.
     
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    Mine doesn't drain completely eaither. I just run water in it as said to flush it all out before a trip.
     
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    When I drain mine I put it on an incline in the driveway, with the drain port low. That helps get out more than usual.
     
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    I'm just curious how you even know this. I can't see mine. Maybe if I crawled underneath?
     
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    We often leave the drain open all the way home from a campsite, so more can come sloshing out.
     
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    Mine is pretty exposed under the floor.
     
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    We thought about doing this, but then thought about all the dirt that might get spashed up into the nicely sanitized water tank.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Does the water tank auto-fill, like the hot water heater, when hooked to city water? Or do you have to just fill from the cap on the side of the trailer. We have never used ours, that I know of. If it auto fills, then maybe we have.
     
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    Fills separately.
     
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    I don't think it's significant. Opening is like 1/4"-3/8" and does a 90 degree bend before it enters the tank. Plus it's nowhere near the wheels on mine.
     
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