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Old 03-23-2015, 11:08 AM   #1
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Excella Fresh Water Tank Drain Plug??

1983 27ft Excella....looking for fresh water tank drain valve. Help!!

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Old 03-23-2015, 12:44 PM   #2
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Should be between the tires on the curb side.

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Old 03-23-2015, 01:01 PM   #3
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Mine is on the road side between the tires
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:03 PM   #4
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Between the tires curbside.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:54 PM   #5
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Curbside behind forward tire. Between the tires as stated prior. Little awkward to get to thanks to the engineers at AS.

5 years ago, I attempted to drain my fresh water tank by trying to move the handle on the valve, well the handle broke off in me hand. Luckily the valve remained closed. 2nd Picture shows missing broken handle. I eventually replaced the valve and sealed some leaks. I have additional pictures as to what it looks like in the access panel under the valve if you need to see them for any reason, just let me know. To gain access to replace and repair inside that area I had to cut up the side of the tank protector where the valve is.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:07 AM   #6
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fresh water drains

My owner's manual for 25" Excella shows 2 drain plugs underneath slide out pantry. Pantry only slides out half way and is completely enclosed. Any idea how to get that slide out pantry OUT to get to the two plugs? If you can help .. could you please reply by email: Marti2Ray@vnet.net thanks
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:40 AM   #7
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My owner's manual for 25" Excella shows 2 drain plugs underneath slide out pantry. Pantry only slides out half way and is completely enclosed. Any idea how to get that slide out pantry OUT to get to the two plugs? If you can help .. could you please reply by email: Marti2Ray@vnet.net thanks
Doesn't seem right... A drain plug inside the trailer inside the pantry would be on top of the fresh water tank, not too effective for draining.

Look outside underneath your trailer.

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My owner's manual for 25" Excella shows 2 drain plugs underneath slide out pantry. Pantry only slides out half way and is completely enclosed. Any idea how to get that slide out pantry OUT to get to the two plugs? If you can help .. could you please reply by email: Marti2Ray@vnet.net thanks
Look at Post # 5. Tells the story. My manual says something different also.
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Ran into the same issue on my new(er)-to-me trailer and got a quick lesson from the lead tech at Jackson Center.

For the travel trailers, the fresh water drain almost all of the time is on the same side as the fresh water fill. So, if the fresh water fill is on the street side, the drain valve (if it still exists and was not yanked off or removed) is most likely somewhere in the wheel well on the street side. Actual location of the drain valve within the wheel well (forward, between, aft) does seem variable.


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My owner's manual for 25" Excella shows 2 drain plugs underneath slide out pantry. Pantry only slides out half way and is completely enclosed. Any idea how to get that slide out pantry OUT to get to the two plugs? If you can help .. could you please reply by email: Marti2Ray@vnet.net thanks
This seems like it is referring to draining the interior water lines versus the holding tank valve (per the OP's question). And yes, they are in many different locations. While far from an expert in this area, I have observed that the interior line drains do poke out of the belly, so take a look at the underside for a pair of tubes a few inches apart, and the valves are directly above. In terms of accessing the valves from inside the rig, chances are good they are easily accessible (presuming good personal flexibility) through a hatch / door once you know where they are.
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