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Old 05-13-2016, 12:44 PM   #51
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We had to cut the line in the landing gear hatch. Then used SharkBite connectors (see brass elbow fitting towards the back in photo) so it would be easy to disconnect it again if need be.

We had already installed the shutoff valve after learning its value the hard way in a previous trailer - very useful!!
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:45 PM   #52
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Yes, Fran n Dave, I can only confirm the 17b can be done. 19 looks possible, but hopefully I won't have to find out. I've heard the 5.0 has to be removed.
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"Not sure why they are saying you have to cut the supply line to remove toilet or valve. My 05 17b the supply line was simply unscrewed on the toilet valve with the line to the toilet bowl being pushed on."

That's also got me scratching my head. The feed hand-unscrews at the valve. Not easy, but reachable. Doubt Thetford actually changed their valve design there.

When I installed my shut-off valve on the other side of the wall I cut the PEX with a hacksaw, then used some sandpaper to clean up the frayed ends. A PEX cutter just does the job neater.

Regarding winterization I don't turn my shut off off until I'm sure water in the lines are as blown out as can be, and/or I pump in some antifreeze.
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Hypothetically -- if we end up taking our trailer in for this repair (we talked to Reace again and this job is likely above our pay grade, requires cutting the line, removing the john, etc etc) -- it seems like many of you would vouch for getting the shutoff valve put on for safety's sake because of the finicky nature of this valve. Correct?
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Hypothetically -- if we end up taking our trailer in for this repair (we talked to Reace again and this job is likely above our pay grade, requires cutting the line, removing the john, etc etc) -- it seems like many of you would vouch for getting the shutoff valve put on for safety's sake because of the finicky nature of this valve. Correct?
I would absolutely have it done. It's cheap and easy and s**t happens - at the most inopportune times!!
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Roger that. And thanks. We're not so technically gifted over here, a little slow on the fix-it front, so we're grateful for all your help and support.
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Roger that. And thanks. We're not so technically gifted over here, a little slow on the fix-it front, so we're grateful for all your help and support.
Hang in there. Over time it will get less intimidating. You can augment the support you get here with YouTube videos and a good local hardware store with friendly staff. Before you know it you will be feeling quite competent!
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