Originally Posted by Ted S.
I am loosing all of my freshwater out of this tube, brand new trailer never filled before. Any help is appreciated. Leaving in the morning for 1100 miles. Thanks
Anyone having a petcock actually broken off. This is a great repair on the road for minimal cost.
We had our drain petcock broken off flush just after purchasing the Airstream. A small cork from Ace Hardware fit, bought several extras, used a picture frame wire that we had a spool with us at the time, cut off a section to secure the cork.
The cork was secured by this wire by wrapping the wire onto the two philips head screws. Back one out just enough to wrap the end of the wire, and tighten. Run the other end across the top of the cork, keep as tight as you can, wrap the end around the second philips screw and tighten. Worked for two years and you unscrew one screw, back off the screw enough to pull out the cork to drain.
This area has no protection, at least in 2006, to shield this from road gravel hitting it and breaking it off. Jackson Center, OH added extra sheet metal to protect all sides and we never had another issue.
So supplies: flexible picture hanging wire, small cork, philips screw driver.
I estimated the diameter of the cork that would fit by taking three or four sizes. Ace Hardware in Nevada, when we stopped to find a fix, let me take out which ever size corks they had to offer. One fit. Bought extras which I never needed, but just in case. Maybe 15 cents a cork. Worked perfectly.