Originally Posted by MTsafari
Update... I was thinking about this old thread and wanted to update subscribers. The leak, in fact, had nothing to do with the valve. Early on, we did not realize that our 1970 had no grey tank, so the "trickle" was the grey water flowing out since there was no cap! (Almost embarrased to admit this). We removed the "k-mart" modification and added a new cap with a small hose fitting on it, and now use a blue boy with a short hose connection to collect the grey water. All works great! It's amazing the things you discover over the years as a vintage Airstream owner. So many times I feel so silly because most things we think are real problems end up being simple things that we should have figured out earlier.
We are all guilty of the traial and error routine.
Then afterwards, we ask someone how has been there and done that, and as a final last resort and out reach, we read the instructions.
So, don't feel bad, just join the rest of the group, who have owned up to the innocents.
Just laugh a little and continue enjoying Airstreaming, and all of it's wondrous moments.
But, just in case, take the instructions with you.