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Old 10-12-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Fresh water Drain

Iv'e seen this before and can't relocate the fix. The Fresh Water Drain has been Terrible since day one. Now it's out of warranty and i can't live with it . How can I replace the Fresh water Drain.I think one was a Metal indtead of Plastic Drain.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:45 AM   #2
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Hi Ken. john hd replaced his with a similar plastic one - http://www.airforums.com/forums/f443...pair-5206.html

A friend bought a new 2008 this year and his plastic drain sure is tight. Some of these are just bad and I don't know why.

What did you find out about your leaking exhaust hood vent?
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RE: Exhaust Vent

I havn't been able to duplicate the cause (We were duing 65mph in Rain)
I did however hold open the grey vent flap, cut and installed Foil Duct tape in the Duct Exhaust vent. Found Lot's of Gap's.
I also found the Black Foam that you install in your home Gutters to keep the Leaves out. I cut a piece to length and at an angle to fit up in the vent cover area. I install it during transit and it keeps the flap Down and leak free.
The little plastic "wings" don't seem secure it enough.
While doing this i found a "Clip" that was preventing the internal flap from opening all the way.(Not mentioned in any manual's) I pulled this,and now the Exhaust Vent Flaps open "ALL" the way and there are less "Smoke " alarm's while cooking !!.
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You can make the plastic water drain work much easier by by removing the rotating part and lubricating it with something like vaseline. Although I haven't done that with the Airstream yet did this when I had my Casita and it made the valve much easier to turn.
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I had Airstream of Arkansas replace mine with a metal one THE BEST UPGRADE YET, call Bill in service he can tell you about.
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