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Old 07-16-2015, 06:37 PM   #1
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Smile Fresh water tank drain valve

The fresh water tank drain valve on my 1998 Excella is located behind the front curbside wheel and is a little unhandy to operate, especially when the valve handle gets tight. Today I raised the front end of the trailer to a point where I could have easier access to the valve handle. (be certain to block the trailer wheels to prevent rolling!) I then laid on the ground and using a small diameter piece of tubing, reached in and placed the tubing over the plastic handle and carefully rotated the handle toward the front of the trailer, to close the valve. I then squirted a small amount of canola oil cooking spray up into the drain nozzle and rotated the handle a couple of times with the tube. Voila! Opens and closes with my hand very nicely. I'm anxious to see how long this will take care of the problem.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:48 PM   #2
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My fix for a poor design. Provides leverage without tearing the handle off.
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