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Old 02-04-2016, 10:52 AM   #1
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Fresh water drain... Uh ohhh!!

Hello fellow streamers!!
I think I made a boo boo. My fresh water valve was broken and when I got it out, this is what I found. There is a tube inside of what looks like a protective "box" that covers both fresh and black water tanks. There is no slack in the tube, so I can't pull it out in order to hold it so I can get a grip on it and replace the valve. The valve is "barbed" and requires some amount of pressure to install. I have a feeling I'm going to end up dropping this "box" in order to get to the tube, unless someone has any ideas on a easier way..
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC weekend!!
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:00 AM   #2
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Well, the other end of that tube attaches to the fresh water tank. I can access mine under the floor of my closet. Obviously, yours may be different but I would bet that there is some access to that end of the tank from inside your rig. Usually, the water pump is in the same spot and, on mine, so are the tank sensors.

You may have to poke around a bit, maybe even remove a panel or two but you should be able to find it.

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Old 02-04-2016, 11:02 AM   #3
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Ditto what Mike said....
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:05 AM   #4
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Look under the trailer to see if there is an access cover to connect the new valve. If not you will have to cut an access hole and cover it with some sheet metal. You may be able to work it form the inside if there is an access from the inside.
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:49 AM   #5
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I know mine will probably break soon. I have no access from above so I'll have to take the cutting wheel to the plastic water tank cover.

I suppose if just the handle breaks but its not leaking a pair of pliers should be able to turn it on/off. Everything in my AS that requires maintenance requires major work to access.

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Old 02-04-2016, 11:53 AM   #6
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I bought one of the aluminum replacement valves and keep it in my "road parts bag", but since lubing the plastic one with food grade silicone, it works smoothly and probably won't break. At least for a long time.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:06 PM   #7
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since lubing the plastic one with food grade silicone, it works smoothly and probably won't break. At least for a long time.
How 'bout a quick course on how you lube it?
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:08 PM   #8
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I just hit the seam between the body of the spigot and the "turny" part (technical term), worked it back and forth and repeated several times. That was about 5 years ago. Still works smoothly.
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...but since lubing the plastic one with food grade silicone, it works smothly...
Food grade silicone lube - can you recommend one? Where to purchase?

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Old 02-04-2016, 12:31 PM   #10
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https://www.waresdirect.com/products...Jt8aAqvB8P8HAQ

This is just the first one I came across. Google for more...and I bet it is available locally.
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Do you have link for the aluminum valve?
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Last time I looked, they were out of stock...let me check.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/RV-FRESH-WAT...0dofNjWCDNPYHw

BOOM, here they are!
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