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Old 07-24-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank drain question

Does anyone have a good mod for draining the freshwater tank? The tank is located under the floor of the pop up above the axle and requires crawling under the camper to open and close the drain. It is on a 2014 Jay Series 1207 camper.

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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cant really see anything other than leaving that drain open and plumb something off of that closer to the outside (within reach) with a seperate cutoff.

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Old 07-24-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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I do not know how your PU is built. But on one of the PU we had as a kid, the drain valve disintegrated from the sunlight. It never drained very well anyways. We drilled a hole in the floor and plumbed a new tube through the floor to a brass shutoff valve right at the walls edge (under the floor). Due to its location it drained much faster too.

We left the original valve on the PU sidewall to “plug” the OEM hole.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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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.
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