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GaryKH

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Posted: 08/17/13 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi, on my 1996 D190P, i seem to be missing the plug for the fresh water fill, in the passenger side door wheel well. It has a cover that's a little broken, but no plug. When we drive, water splashes into the wheel well. Does anyone have a picture of said plug? I'm trying to visualize what it looks like & can't. The fill tube doesn't seem to have any threads to screw a plug (or cap)into.
Also, does anyone know how to remove the fabric trim board from the rear corners? I'm thinking of running some wire in behind there for a solar feed to the battery & don't want to destroy it! Thanks, Gary

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Perhaps some one can answer that owns that model currently. I owned one until 10 years ago, 96 Dodge 19P.

The "plug" is a little hollow thin plastic gadget shaped sort of like a thimble which is inserted into the outlet. There are no threads, it just holds by friction. It has a small hole about the size that would be made by a 1/16 inch drill bit in it that allows air to escape as water is added from the shore line hose. Of course, it is simply pulled out to fill from the door with a hose and a filler tube.

I remember a lengthy thread on this B forum a couple of years ago about the source for these plugs. An archive search might find it. My suggestion is simple: go to Home Depot or Lowes to the hardware department and look for a rubber plug of the appropriate size. It need me only an inch or so long and should slope, being bigger at one end than the other so it can be inserted. In other words, a cork shaped rubber plug. That failing, just use a plain old cork but drill a little hole in it lengthwise to allow the air to escape. I would suggest a 1/8th inch or so drill since cork tends to close back up. Any plug you make will need this hole for ventilation to allow air to escape and enter.

As to the back panels, I don't recall but I suspect they are just like my current RT. I removed the top back panel to add wiring to a backup camera because I wanted it to run full time, not just when I was backing up. I removed the panel and got the power from the light over the back (twin) bed. On mine, there are little round "buttons" of upholstery. You can take something like a screwdriver or case knife and pop of their head CAREFULLY. Underneath, you will find a screw head which can then be removed to remove the panel. Just take time and care.


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Posted: 08/17/13 03:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If Roadtrek is using the same plug now as then - and I believe that they do, this is a Roadtrek specific part. As described above it is just a plastic plug - like an upside down cap with a little tab inside to grab it with that pushes into the hole with a rim so that it cannot be pushed into the tank - and it sits flush with the door frame so that the door can close. And as described above there is a little air hole in the bottom.

Some Roadtrek dealers with parts/accessories shops carry them in inventory. I bought two spares from Fretz RV in Souderton, PA. They do mail order and may be able to tell you if they are the same as for the 96. If they don't have it on hand they can order if for you from Roadtrek. Any RT dealer can order it from Roadtrek. RT customer service on the RT website should also be able to tell you.


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Posted: 08/17/13 04:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These ARE NOT Roadtrek specific, they are called "center pull tab plugs" and are a standard pluming fixture. Should be able to find them at most pluming stores. They come in different sizes, so measure the hole.
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Posted: 08/17/13 04:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Excellent! Thank you for the replies! I'll be sure to measure twice before i test fit the new plug!!

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