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Old 09-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Drain valve

I have noticed that the water system on my camper doesn't seem to hold pressure, if I go in the trailer and turn the pump on it cycles on to pressurize the system even if it's only been an hour.

Last weekend I was camping and noticed that the low point drain valve at the front has a slow leak, I was in a full service site so no water pump necessary. I was walking around the camper and noticed a slow drip from the drain hose under the trailer.

Are those valves hard to change? looks like the clamp needs to be cut off, may not get changed until next spring. Camping is done for this year, starting to dip below freezing at night.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Not sure about accessibility on your 5er, but mine are just inside the driver side basement door, very visible and would be easy to change. Suggest you try to look straight up from the hoses inside whatever space is directly above, and follow the lines to the valves. If that doesn't work, how about emailing Jayco and see if they have a schematic of the water system that they can email you. Once you find the valves, I wouldn't think it would be difficult to change them.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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Access is fairly open, the fresh water tank drain and low point drain are under the couch. Bit of a tight squeeze but not bad, just removing them is the mystery as they have some kind of crimp style clamp.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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For mine when I tried to drain it the first time ...it denigrated. 15 year old plastic. I put in a brass drain valve. Much better now.
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