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Old 01-03-2019, 11:13 AM   #71
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opening the low drain valves, on-demand valves, and water pump quick connect inlet/outlet connections. They were all very tight, hard to turn, and hard to remove because it's all brand new. I was close to giving up on a couple of them.
I can't seem to turn the low point drain valves. Dumb question but, to open them, do I turn clockwise or counter-clockwise?

Any other tips for the pump quick connections? (I have a 2018 Tommy GT - my pump is under the fridge)
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:21 PM   #72
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I can't seem to turn the low point drain valves. Dumb question but, to open them, do I turn clockwise or counter-clockwise?

Any other tips for the pump quick connections? (I have a 2018 Tommy GT - my pump is under the fridge)
CHRISCOW - CLOSE valve is CCW. OPEN/DRAIN valve is CW. As I posted earlier, those new valves are PITA to crack loose being so new and the little black knobs being so small. Can't help you with your under fridge location, because mine is under microwave. But the quick connects are the blue tabs. Squeeze and pull or push away from hose. See pics below and my other pics in prior posts. I cant help you with regards to how tight they are. They just are and you gotta deal with it. Wear gloves to protect from knuckle scrapes. I spent a looooong time to get it done, almost gave up.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:02 PM   #73
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Don't forget to flush

Well, had done the air pressure winterization without antifreeze numerous times over the past several months with no problems. Went to Destin, winterized and came back to midwest. Temp got down to -3 recently. Well apprantly I forgot t push the flush valve or maybe didn't do it enough. The water supply valve assembly ruptured.

I've ordered a new one from Amazon and hopefully will have it installed this week. Thetford 31705 Aqua-Magic V Toilet Water Module Assembly https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002UC1AYQ..._qH7vCb5Q7VC69
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Well, had done the air pressure winterization without antifreeze numerous times over the past several months with no problems. Went to Destin, winterized and came back to midwest. Temp got down to -3 recently. Well apprantly I forgot t push the flush valve or maybe didn't do it enough. The water supply valve assembly ruptured.
CHARLIEOSCAR - Ugh, sorry to hear this. Probably what caused your outdoor shower plumbing woes too? We just came back from Chicago. I never learned my lesson, to not go back there in January when it's -55 degrees below
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CHARLIEOSCAR - Ugh, sorry to hear this. Probably what caused your outdoor shower plumbing woes too? We just came back from Chicago. I never learned my lesson, to not go back there in January when it's -55 degrees below
I would agree with you on that. The outdoor plumbing was a leak that came with the AI when I bought it from the dealer used in November. I didn't hook up to water until Destin, although I did winterize before that. So it's unclear if it was a freeze incident before I bought it or just a bad fitting. The toilet.. now that's 100% my fault. I'm going to attempt to replace without removing the toilet. With mirrors and cus words I hope to accomplish this.
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I'm going to attempt to replace without removing the toilet. With mirrors and cus words I hope to accomplish this.
CHARLIEOSCAR - Best of luck on replacing without removal. I am pretty small person. If you anything over my height 5'5" it gonna be tight fit but I think doable. But just fyi, it's super easy to remove toilet & put back (2 bolts). If you do, great time to also clean/wash the innards of toilet and under the base and check all those areas. Also, best to have a new flange seal ready to replace old one if you do pull out toilet. I always carry one in van.
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CHARLIEOSCAR - Best of luck on replacing without removal. I am pretty small person. If you anything over my height 5'5" it gonna be tight fit but I think doable. But just fyi, it's super easy to remove toilet & put back (2 bolts). If you do, great time to also clean/wash the innards of toilet and under the base and check all those areas. Also, best to have a new flange seal ready to replace old one if you do pull out toilet. I always carry one in van.


Thanks, I was trying to avoid the process of breaking something else while trying to fix one thing. It's good to know it's not that bad of a job. I think that valve from Amazon comes with the flange seal too. Is there supposed to be silicone on the toilet base after your reinstall?
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Thanks, I was trying to avoid the process of breaking something else while trying to fix one thing. It's good to know it's not that bad of a job. I think that valve from Amazon comes with the flange seal too. Is there supposed to be silicone on the toilet base after your reinstall?
CHARLIEOSCAR - I think they do from factory, at least they did in my 2018. (1st pic). AFAIK those of us who have removed the factory toilet and replaced with the porcelain have also done added some silicon sealing. I silicon the base where it meets floor and the joint between the base & bowl. (2nd pic). Both all-plastic and porcelain/plastic units have a joint between base & bowl.

Good luck on repair. Limited space is the worst part of it.
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A few days ago, it was still winter with over 8" of snow. Winter's last hurrah. Now temps are ramping up to 60's.

This is my AI 1st winter. Looking back at my inside cabin temp history, it never got lower than 47° F inside the AI, even though outdoor (outside of garage) temps hit below 32° F overnight many times. It is not heated but it only has 1 wall adjacent to outside (and it's an insulated garage door, facing east). The north, south, west walls are sharing indoor living space. As reference, it was a cold Feb. winter. So it looks like I won't need to winterize (the indoor plumbing), maybe just winterizing the 3 tanks and undercarriage plumbing - under normal conditions. But I still plan to winterize annually just to be safe However, it is nice to know keeping it inside makes a big difference.
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I'm on the way back from a weekend drive to Kansas. When we lived there I learned that "average" temperature may not save you. There was an air leak at just the wrong place in the garage. If the wind blew strong enough from the wrong direction .... no water in the master bathroom. The garage didn't get below freezing .... the pipe did ....

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I'm on the way back from a weekend drive to Kansas. When we lived there I learned that "average" temperature may not save you. There was an air leak at just the wrong place in the garage. If the wind blew strong enough from the wrong direction .... no water in the master bathroom. The garage didn't get below freezing .... the pipe did ....

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Good point Bob. It is often said that wind chill doesn’t effect anything but people. But as you found and air leak in the wrong place on a building or motorhome can cause a freeze if wind chills the weak link.
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A few days ago, it was still winter with over 8" of snow. Winter's last hurrah. Now temps are ramping up to 60's.

This is my AI 1st winter. Looking back at my inside cabin temp history, it never got lower than 47° F inside the AI, even though outdoor (outside of garage) temps hit below 32° F overnight many times. It is not heated but it only has 1 wall adjacent to outside (and it's an insulated garage door, facing east). The north, south, west walls are sharing indoor living space. As reference, it was a cold Feb. winter. So it looks like I won't need to winterize (the indoor plumbing), maybe just winterizing the 3 tanks and undercarriage plumbing - under normal conditions. But I still plan to winterize annually just to be safe However, it is nice to know keeping it inside makes a big difference.

ALEX - what are you using to track those temps? I looked back through this thread and didn’t find them mentioned. Looks like it would be s great tool to monitor my van when parked in driveway during winter months here in Maryland.
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I'm on the way back from a weekend drive to Kansas. When we lived there I learned that "average" temperature may not save you. There was an air leak at just the wrong place in the garage. If the wind blew strong enough from the wrong direction .... no water in the master bathroom. The garage didn't get below freezing .... the pipe did ....

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Good point Bob. It is often said that wind chill doesn’t effect anything but people. But as you found and air leak in the wrong place on a building or motorhome can cause a freeze if wind chills the weak link.
UNCLEBOB, MIKE - Yeah, found this out the hard way when I lived in SF Bay Area 25 yrs ago. Because it hardly freezes there, most water mains (even new construction) comes up about 2ft. from ground near driveway into garage. They don't insulate them One very windy winter night, even though it was above 32° , the main started to freeze. Luckily, I caught it in time
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