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Old 12-10-2013, 07:46 AM   #15
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Is there an access panel on a 2008 vintage Classic 25fb? My drain valve still turns but its sticky. I'm guessing another year it will have to be replaced. My AS is in storage and its 25F with ice all around so I don't want to crawl under it until a major warm up.

I don't believe there is any access from the wardrobe or under the side couch.

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Old 05-04-2014, 02:22 PM   #16
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I don't want to mess things up further...can someone please tell me how to get this band off. Is the valve glued in place then banded? Pry out with a screwdriver? Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!!!!!
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:47 PM   #17
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I'm ready to get the dremel out........
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:18 PM   #18
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Dremel sounds like a fine idea. Mine has normal hose clamps on each end of a short piece of clear reinforced hose ( about 4"). One end of the short hose was the plastic valve and the other was a barb fitting sticking out of the fresh water tank. I had access to both ends and with some difficulty was able to get both clamps off and cut the hose to remove it. Then with new hose simply reversed the procedure. The removable access panel was small and my big hands found it difficult to work but managed to do it. If that's a crimp clamp I see no other choice than cutting it off. Go for it.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:44 PM   #19
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Yes it's crimped on. Dremel it is. Thanks for the rubber stamp polarlyse...just needed to get someone's thumbs up on my thoughts. The opening in the access panel also has the same solid crimped on band...and a glued adhesive going from the FW Tank. No room to play with unfortunately.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:37 AM   #20
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Is there an access panel on a 2008 vintage Classic 25fb? My drain valve still turns but its sticky. I'm guessing another year it will have to be replaced. My AS is in storage and its 25F with ice all around so I don't want to crawl under it until a major warm up.

I don't believe there is any access from the wardrobe or under the side couch.

Thanks

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My fresh water tank is enclosed in a rotocast resin shell. No access panel. I'm hoping I can just unscrew the valve and pull it out enough. I've sent this question to Airstream.

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Don't count on it being THAT easy. Mine had an access panel and it was still a PITA to replace.
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:25 PM   #22
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Airstream said to cut the rotacast shell, then fabricate an aluminum plate. Dumb design.They could've easily designed the rotacast shell with a hatch. Maybe I'll never have to replace it. Yeah, right.

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Freshwater drain replacement

How much clearance is there between shell and the tank? My luck I would cut into the tank. Thanks
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