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Old 11-22-2009, 10:11 AM   #1
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water tank drain

Guess I am blind but I can't find my fresh water tank drain. I have gone all over the tank and it just seems to elude me

Any one help me with finding it?
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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try this

Look at the side of the frame between the two axles on the road side. It should be a white plastic (I hate that) valve. Two axle 94 Sovereign...your three axle should be similar.
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Thanks. I looked there before and all I see is two plastic/rubber tubes hanging down and nothing that looks like a shutoff
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:44 PM   #4
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On my '91 the fresh drain is a small white plastic nozzle sticking out the side of the fresh water tank enclosure behind the middle curb side tire.

It's real joy to reach and drains about a cup a minute...
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:02 PM   #5
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Hi, There is no drain valve. If you have over flow when filling then the fill tube is cracked. To empty the tank use the water pump.
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Thanks, Kajendo had it right; no drain valve. Never thought of that as I can't believe they would not include one. Really hard to flush the tank with out one!
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Not so fast, maybe. If your tank is supported by an approximately 10" square plate in the middle, with a single bolt holding that plate to the belly pan, the drain is up above that plate. Remove the screw and the plate falls down.The drain is a cap on the feed line that has to be unscrewed.

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Not so fast, maybe. If your tank is supported by an approximately 10" square plate in the middle, with a single bolt holding that plate to the belly pan, the drain is up above that plate. Remove the screw and the plate falls down.The drain is a cap on the feed line that has to be unscrewed.

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Oh yeah, I forgot about that plate. My '91 34' has a plate on the bottom, curb front corner. Underneath is a big-o-plug. I believe a 5/8 hex bolt head fits into the plug, grab the shank of the bolt with some vice grips and unscrew.
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Checked for the plate. There is one on the roadside by the drain tubes held by eight screws and another larger one on the curb side held up by ten or so screws. Will take down the one by the tubes and see what happens!
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Oh yeah, I forgot about that plate. My '91 34' has a plate on the bottom, curb front corner. Underneath is a big-o-plug. I believe a 5/8 hex bolt head fits into the plug, grab the shank of the bolt with some vice grips and unscrew.
Here's what i made. It's a 1/2" bolt with a 3/4" head. The flat bar gives ya a handle to turn. stick the head of the bolt in the plug and unscrew!
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Oh yeah, I forgot about that plate. My '91 34' has a plate on the bottom, curb front corner. Underneath is a big-o-plug. I believe a 5/8 hex bolt head fits into the plug, grab the shank of the bolt with some vice grips and unscrew.

I can't believe that drain is the way you are expected to drain your tank every time you go camping! Seems like a real PITA to me.....I have one of those too, but I have one that's easier to access between the wheels. Why would Airstream omit that one on the newer models? I don't get it!
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I can't believe that drain is the way you are expected to drain your tank every time you go camping! Seems like a real PITA to me.....I have one of those too, but I have one that's easier to access between the wheels. Why would Airstream omit that one on the newer models? I don't get it!
It is a PITA to drain it that way. My '91 has the white plastic spigot on the side near the big plug, just like yours. I gather the OP either never had one or it leaked and a PO plugged it.

My '77 only had the big plug but it's had a giant drain added sometime in the past
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