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Old 07-31-2015, 11:20 AM   #15
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I like this idea and will steal it. Thank you for the clear picture.

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Old 07-31-2015, 11:35 AM   #16
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Glad I don't have an AS, again (there are some things I really like). Drain valves on mine are in kitchen cabinet. Fresh water just off of tank and far from tires. Almost shielded. In the older versions, behind exterior access door. That said, the city water connection on one of the old ones was just in front of tires.

These companies did study each other. Frustrating that they didn't all use the best approach after one or the other introduced it. I could list differences and we'd all know the better one.

Nice set of posts. Bookmarked.

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Old 08-25-2015, 07:17 PM   #17
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Wow! A lot of work. Mine broke when hit by a stone thrown by the tire while traveling to AK. Made a quick fix with plumbers' caulk pushed into the broken stub of the plastic valve. Given the requirement to cut an access in the galvanized pan to replace the broken valve, I decided to see how long the caulk lasted. So far it's been 4 years and all is well. I use the pump to empty the fresh water tank when winterizing w/o problem. Ty
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:49 PM   #18
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When mine broke, I took it to the Airstream dealer in Albuquerque, NM and had them fix it. Less than $100. Money well spent in my opinion.
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:24 PM   #19
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I am ordering one tonight at
RV Fresh Water Drain Valve Flange 3 8" or 1 2" Won'T Fail Ever Again | eBay
I put on in my 95 excella and need one for my 04
You won't be disapointed

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