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Old 06-23-2009, 10:02 PM   #1
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fresh water drain valve/open & close

have an 05 25 ft. safri....filled the fresh water tank today and wanted to fill and drain it after setting for a few months.....filled the tank, opened the valve no water came out....tried to clear it with compressed air, didnt short term problem/ question is which way is the handle when the valve is closed? i dont want it to free up and drain the tank going down the road... thanks a million ....

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:07 PM   #2
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I have an 03 Safari 25 SS... my water drain valve is white plastic and located between the two curb side wheels. The open position on mine is when the handle is pointing straight at the curb. It has always drained at an annoyingly slow pace. Perhaps gentle use of a pipe cleaner or long q-tip would clear yours up?

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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Fresh tank drain.

Hi, my 2005 Safari 25-B also has a white valve located between the curb side wheels. The off, or closed position, is when the handle is pointed to the rear of my trailer. The on, or open position, is when the handle is pointed towards the front of my trailer. If I have it pointing towards the curb, half open, it will drain very slowly. As it is though, 40 gallons of water will take hours to drain out of the little white valve.

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Old 06-28-2009, 09:30 AM   #4
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Unhappy Drain valve, real slow...

Our 25' Safari has it the opposite, it is a rear entry door set up, the valve is off when it is pointing forward. We have the same problem, it drains real, seriously really, really slooow.

What to do???
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:34 AM   #5
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I have a 76' excella, and mine drains extremely slow as well. I've tried cleaning it and it still just trickles out.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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We have an '05 25FB. The fresh water drain valve is on the left side of the trailer. The valve drains when the handle is pointed toward the front of the trailer.

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Old 06-28-2009, 01:10 PM   #7
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1972 23 ft Safari, drain valve under sink, was slow until I carefully back blew from underneath and then it ran out pretty well from the 3/8" OD tube.

How much water do I have, the book states 50 gal. (Int'l) but doesn't say about the Safari.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:10 PM   #8
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Anyone know where my freshwater drain valve is for a 65 Globetrotter and what it would/will look like?

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