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Old 12-18-2018, 06:20 PM   #11
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Sure would be nice to get a quality valve on there. Iím not sure of the threading needed. The link is just an example

https://www.supplyhouse.com/Webstone...SABEgJt8PD_BwE

That looks similar to the 'Y' valve I use on my garden faucet. I have to remove it in the winter so that it doesn't freeze. It has a stainless steel ball in a brass sleeve. Not a good idea for cold weather.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:44 PM   #12
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Sure would be nice to get a quality valve on there. Iím not sure of the threading needed. The link is just an example

https://www.supplyhouse.com/Webstone...SABEgJt8PD_BwE
The standard valve is probably lowest thing on the trailer, which would be first thing to hit. At least on my 5.0. Anything larger is going to further put in harms way. In reality you probably donít even need a valve, a plug would work nicely.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:09 PM   #13
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The standard valve is probably lowest thing on the trailer, which would be first thing to hit. At least on my 5.0. Anything larger is going to further put in harms way. In reality you probably donít even need a valve, a plug would work nicely.
Hmmm...so the newer trailers must have the fittings on the bottom of the tank? Our trailer has the fittings very low on the side of the fresh tank. The valve I referred to I pictured sitting horizontal, not vertical.
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A picture perhaps?
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:58 PM   #15
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My 2014 is underneath, a little hard to see but it's in the lower left of the pic.
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yeah, remove the inner rotating piece, drain the tank, use a q-tip or someting to clean the inside of the hole, clean the removed piece, too, and spread some silicone plumbers grease all over the hole, stick the valve core back in, and I bet your leak stops...
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yeah, remove the inner rotating piece, drain the tank, use a q-tip or someting to clean the inside of the hole, clean the removed piece, too, and spread some silicone plumbers grease all over the hole, stick the valve core back in, and I bet your leak stops...
100% agree on this procedure. Our 2013 21 has the same location for the fresh water tank drain as the one shown on the TA. I use a shot of silicone on this valve each spring so it turns freely and the surfaces donít gall.
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so it turns freely and the surfaces donít gall.
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If you get some silk underwear for a Christmas present, I’m sure your mind will now be attuned to this interesting sometimes noun, sometimes verb, part of our language. When I worked on the gut line in the pack, I used a ten inch needle tip butcher knife to surgically remove the gall bladder from the liver on 4,000 hogs every night. I got pretty good. Moved up to the job “separate pluck and paunch, then “cut off condemned heads. It was hot up there, and there was the ever present danger of galling.
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:18 PM   #20
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Now Iíve got to figure out a way to work the word ďgallĒ into a family Christmas conversation......
Be careful, some folks might think that a person who uses fancy words has a lot of gall.

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