We have a 2012 197. After a short trip last Fall that involved a few miles of gravel, I noticed that the drain valve, which was hanging on the bottom of the frame right at the outside, was gone! the hose leading to it was just dragging along. I got a new valve, mounted it, and made a guard out of a metal coffee can. After a very few miles on a gravel road, the coffee can guard was all beat to heck! I am not sure why JAYCO would think that hanging the valve out in the open was going to be a lasting proposition! The valves are cheap, so I got an extra one.
2012 Jay Feather 197 w/pull-out
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