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Old 08-23-2016, 06:46 PM   #1
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Freshwater tank drain valve

Just did a trip back and forth across Saskatchewan, made the mistake of towing the trailer (EXP213) across Highway 15 east of Melville, worst paved road I have ever seen. A chunk of broken pavement took out the fresh water tank drain valve, draining the tankful of mountain spring water I had just hauled across the prairie. I jury rigged a wood plug and a hose clamp so I could refill the tank where we camped for a week. No replacement anywhere within a 100 Kms. For the $7.00 a replacement costs, its worth carrying a spare onboard.
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Just be glad you were not on Highway 21 near Leader Sk. (The Great Sandhills). The highway there is so poor you can drive faster and safer on the grid road beside it.. Ruts in the highway were 4" deep.
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Just did a trip back and forth across Saskatchewan, made the mistake of towing the trailer (EXP213) across Highway 15 east of Melville, worst paved road I have ever seen. A chunk of broken pavement took out the fresh water tank drain valve, draining the tankful of mountain spring water I had just hauled across the prairie. I jury rigged a wood plug and a hose clamp so I could refill the tank where we camped for a week. No replacement anywhere within a 100 Kms. For the $7.00 a replacement costs, its worth carrying a spare onboard.
If you've got the skills and tools on board, carry all the spare parts you can safely change by the side of the road.

[From someone that carried a complete set of wheel bearings & seals and the tools to change them after a set failed 90 mi from home.]
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:22 PM   #4
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If you see a Lowes or Home Depot, get a sharkbite fitting quarter turn ball valve. Just need to have a clean and square cut end on the drain hose and push this baby on.
I use pex crimp fittings, and carry the crimp tool, some hose line and misc fittings. If I didn't already own the crimp tool I think I'd just use sharkbite fittings.
I've replaced all valves on my fifth wheel with quarter turn brass, and installed a couple of shutoffs that hadn't existed before,(one to outside shower and one to the toilet).
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:29 PM   #5
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OK team need assistance. Own a 2005 Jayco 29n Jay Feather. Broke off the freshwater drain and cannot figure how to replace it. There is no screws, looks more link a rivets.
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:36 PM   #6
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Using a ~1/16" drill bit the rivets can be drilled out. Replace the spigot and use machine screws with nuts and lock washers or thread locker to fasten.
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I can see one of the phillips head screws in your picture, there are more... that's how you remove it, not at the rivets. Once that whole assembly is off, you can figure out if you want to replace just the valve, or that entire assembly.

Here's an older thread you can refer to for replacement info.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f4...ent-22164.html
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Yes there are 4 phillips. I couldn't find anything that looks like that on any of the part sites
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I can see one of the phillips head screws in your picture, there are more... that's how you remove it, not at the rivets. Once that whole assembly is off, you can figure out if you want to replace just the valve, or that entire assembly.

Here's an older thread you can refer to for replacement info.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f4...ent-22164.html
Checked out the older thread, thanks a lot, big help.
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Yes there are 4 phillips. I couldn't find anything that looks like that on any of the part sites
Personally, I would replace it with a 1/4 turn full bore ball valve. it will drain faster and last longer. You might need to rig up a mount but that is not to hard.
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