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Old 12-18-2018, 03:24 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank drain dripping

We're getting ready for a Christmas trip and after filling the fresh water tank in our 19, I remembered that the drain valve is dripping. This has been dripping since the first time I filled the tank when we picked it up this past April but I keep forgetting about it.

This isn't earth shattering but it is very annoying as it appears to be a little worse now that the weather is a little cooler.

Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you fix it?

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Old 12-18-2018, 03:46 PM   #2
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I've not, but have you turned the valve a little this way and a little that?
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:15 PM   #3
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I had this problem, and as Glenn mentioned was solved by adjusting the position of the valve. Which reminds me, I was supposed to come up with a way to mark the off position so I wont have the same issue next time I drain the tank.
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:24 PM   #4
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I should have mentioned that. Yes, the valve will rotate 360 degrees. It's a pretty cheesy plastic valve. I'm assuming it's a little plastic cylinder, with a hole in it, that rotates in the plastic sleeve.

I haven't crawled under to look at it, hut it looks like I'd have to cut the insulation away to replace it.
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That cheesy valve has worked for me for ten years. Just turn it a bit this way or that way.
Should probably fix your profile too, since it appears you've picked up your trailer.
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:41 PM   #6
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I've tried it in every position around the clock. I just get varying flow rates from full open to a constant drip every couple of seconds.
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:41 PM   #7
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If replacing the valve isn't a good option, I'd try to finding a cork or similar for the hole. Maybe tie a cord to it so it doesn't get lost if it falls out.
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:48 PM   #8
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Sounds like something that should be covered under warranty. Either have a local RV repair shop fix it or find a mobile tech that can do the job in your driveway. For the latter, you'd probably have to pay for the house call but it would be done without loosing use of the trailer.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:01 PM   #9
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The spigot unscrews. Had to remove mine to clean out sediment. Easy to replace, or you can get a plastic threaded plug, couple bucks. I carry 1 Incase I ever break off the spigot as it’s probably the lowest thing on the trailer.
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Sure would be nice to get a quality valve on there. Im not sure of the threading needed. The link is just an example

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