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Old 01-11-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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Replacing Fresh Water Drain Petcock on 99 Safari

Hi Folks,
I have a 99 Safari, 25 foot and the little white drain petcock for the fresh water was stiff when I got it (fixed with olive oil); plugged up (puff of air fixed that per airstream tech line) BUT the tip is broken and the turn handle is also broken off SO while it still works, I'd like to replace it before it breaks further.

Two questions - one - can just the center be replaced without removing the entire valve and
two - if I end up having to replace the whole valve, do I have to remove the cage, cover and tank to do that?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-11-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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Clawdan,

Talk about wierd. The same exact thing happened to me today. Please, someone help us out!

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Old 01-12-2010, 06:46 PM   #3
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Anyone?
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:06 PM   #4
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Picture would do wonders here. You can probably buy the part from a plumbing parts house or RV dealership - no need to go back to Airstream. Let us see what you have.

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Old 01-12-2010, 07:07 PM   #5
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Try this thread...http://www.airforums.com/forums/f443...pair-5206.html
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:08 AM   #6
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Getting the part is not the question. Wondering if you have to drop all the cage and covers to do the replacement.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:18 AM   #7
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On my '94 Sovereign there's a rectangular plate held in place with 4 screws, removing this will give you access to the connection to the water tank. A mirror will help to see what's up there.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:14 PM   #8
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Dwight, I checked out that thread yesterday. Now, bear with me as I have not looked yet, but how do I get to the access door in the closet? Is it just in the floor? It looks like a really simple fix.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:00 PM   #9
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The fresh water drain for the tank is accessed through a panel on the bottom of the tank.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:09 PM   #10
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I don't know if ours had been replaced before, but in our case, there were 2, small hose clamps. The screw/hex heads for the clamps were oriented up such that they had to be accessed from inside the trailer. I was able to get a long handled screwdriver on them and get them loose. It took someone below to guide the screwdriver onto the clamp and hold it there, but there wasn't much more room that that. For access, our AS has a fold out access door under the pantry / Microwave stack. This is also where we turn the valves to open and close the hot and cold water drains.

Not sure this will help, but it worked for us.
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When I replaced mine, the hex heads were also pointed up, but in my case I was able to twist the hose enough to get to the hex heads from the bottom...
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